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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
Sand Earth features plants with an affinity
for sandy soil
Image © David Ross and Britain Express
Name the Historic attraction
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Queen Victoria's refusal to dismiss those of her attendants married to Whig politiciians precipitated a constitutional conflict called ...
Robert Peel hoped to force out Victoria's influential ladies of the bedchamber loyal to Lord Melbourne
Victoria eventually gave way and dismissed three of her ladies
This Day in British History
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'