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Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

Canute and his Danes defeated British forces under Edmund Ironside on 18 October, 1016


This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon


Freshwater (Self catering)
Needle Point, Freshwater

Needle Point

This superb coastal holiday chalet is on the Brambles Chine Holiday Park, near to Freshwater on the Isle of Wight and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
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Ryde (Self catering)
Appley Cottage, Ryde

Appley Cottage

This immaculate, light and spacious end-terrace cottage is tucked away up a private road on the outskirts of the seaside town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight and can …
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Shanklin (Hotel)
Queensmead Hotel

Queensmead Hotel

This Queensmead situated in the heart of Shanklin offers its guests that personal touch. It prides itself in its tasteful decor and dedicated staff to make your holiday run smoothly and just how you like it. The hotel can cater for people of all ages and … more >>

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Newport (Hotel)
The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

Originally a coaching inn dating back to the 17th century The Wheatsheaf Hotel is situated in the centre of Newport on the beautiful Isle Of Wight & is currently receiving a much needed touch of TLC. It boasts beautiful original features traditional top-notch dining experiences for breakfast lunch & … more >>

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