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British History Quiz

In 1678-81 this clergyman claimed to have knowledge of a 'Popish Plot' to kill Charles II


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Death of Henry IV

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This queen was married at 11 to the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V


Staindrop (Self catering)
The Cote, Staindrop

The Cote

This stone semi-detached cottage is on a livestock farm two and a half miles from Staindrop, and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Mickleton (Self catering)
Cobblers Barn, Mickleton

Cobblers Barn

This superb detached cottage, set on the outskirts of the Teesdale hamlet of Mickleton, sleeps ten people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 10

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Darlington (Historic Hotel)
The Blackwell Grange Hotel

The Blackwell Grange Hotel

Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful 17th century mansion set in 15 acres of its own wooded parklands. Walking distance from the centre of Darlington and yet only a short drive from breathtaking Yorkshire Dales scenery, this hotel is fabulous for both business and leisure.Minutes from the A1, and … more >>

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Walworth (Historic Hotel)
Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth Castle Hotel

Ever dreamed of being a King of a Castle? Well now you can at 12th century Walworth Castle Hotel! Try our Fit for a King Suites featuring Castle Towers and Jacuzzi baths, and enjoy award winning cuisine in Hansards restaurant. Sample the local cask Ale. Try our famous Carvery served … more >>

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