He is generally regarded as the most powerful Saxon king before Alfred the Great
This Day in British History
27 August, 1877
Birth of Charles Rolls
Rolls would go on to form the Rolls-Royce company with Frederick Royce and produce luxury automobiles and aerocraft engines among other things. Rolls was the first British person to be killed in an aircraft accident.
This monarch put down the 1715 Jacobite Rising of James Stewart, The Old Pretender
With its modern bedroom facilities and public rooms dating from the 15th century, this comfortable Hotel makes a great base for visits to local attractions. Open fires during the winter months in its relaxed bar and lounge area all add to the atmosphere. more >>
A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian town house with a rich history set in the country Market Town of Harpenden. At the beginning of the 19th Century it was used as a 'School for young ladies' and subsequently it has been a private house and a convent for the Dominican … more >>