The path up to Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head allows wonderful views back down towards Wast Water.
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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 >>
A 'pocket borough' was also known as what?
These boroughs often had none or only a handful of electors
One example was Dunwich (Suffolk) which sent MPs to Parliament despite the fact that the town had been submerged beneath the sea for centuries
23 March, 1743
First English performance of Handel's Messiah
During the performance at Covent Garden, George II started the tradition of standing for the 'Hallelujah Chorus'
This queen was immortalized by Edmund Spenser in his 'Faerie Queene'
Her father was Henry VIII
She presided over the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588