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Llanddewi, St David's ChurchLlanddewi, St David's Church
Knelston, Glamorgan, Wales

St David's is a 12th-13th century church with intriguing memorial slabs, the lagest bell on the Gower, and a Norman tub font.

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This Day in British History

20 December, 1192

Richard I captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria

Richard (the Lionheart) and Leopold had become enemies on the 3rd Crusade. Richard was only freed after payment of a heavy ransom.

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This king was captured at the Battle of Lincoln on 2 February, 1141



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Lavenham, Suffolk
in the Domesday Book

"Alwig held Lavenham under St Edmund with the soke in the time of King Edward as a manor with 2 carucates of land which he could not sell without the abbot's permission. Now Frodo holds it from King William and claims it for his fief saying that it was delivered to him."


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Welwick, St Mary's Church
Welwick, St Mary's Church - Welwick, Yorkshire, England
It isn't easy to get to Welwick; it is situated off the beaten path in the most southerly area of the Holderness peninsula, but its well worth the trip, for the church of St Mary is full of historic interest, with a fantastic late 14th century tomb and associations with the Gunpowder Plot. ... more

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