The western slopes of Honister Pass lead down a lovely narrow valley towards Buttermere.
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17th Century Orton Hall
Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>
What important document was signed at Runnymede in 1215?
The signing was forced on King John by his rebellious barons
The document became the basis for English law and a pivotal step in the development of democracy
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.
This king was married twice, the second time to Joan of Navarre
His first wife was Mary de Bohun
His son and heir was Henry V