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Gelli Aur Country ParkGelli Aur Country Park
Llandeilo, Dyfed, Wales

A 60-acre country park surrounding an historic mansion. Highlights include a 17th century deer park and 18th century parkland with trees, with a 10 acre Victorian arboretum.

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Missenden Abbey Conference Centre Great Missenden

Missenden Abbey Conference Centre
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Missenden Abbey is an exquisite 12th century Abbey in the village of Great Missenden set in beautiful Chiltern countryside. Wireless broadband is available as a free service to our guests. Main line station 5 minutes walk. Free car parking more >>

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This naturalist sailed with Captain Cook 1768-71) and his collections are preserved in the british Museum



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This Day in British History

31 January, 1606

Guy Fawkes executed

Fawkes was kiled for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against James I of England

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch took the throne when his brother Edward abdicated



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Marlow, Buckinghamshire
in the Domesday Book

"In Marlow Tedald holds of the bishop 5 hides. There is land for 4 ploughs. In demesne there are 1 1/2 hides and there are 1 1/2 ploughs. There 6 villans with 4 bordars have 2 1/2 ploughs. There is 1 slave and 1 mill rendering 20s. From a fishery, 500 eels. There is meadow for 2 ploughs and woodland for 50 pigs. In all it is worth 7; when received 4; in the time of King Edward as much. This manor Queen Edith held."


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Emmanuel College
Emmanuel College - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Emmanuel College was founded in 1584, but most of the college buildings give off a neo-classical air, the result of remodelling by James Essex between 1769-1775. However, pride of place must go to the chapel, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677. ... more

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