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Wallington HallWallington Hall
Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.

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Lifeboat Inn Thornham

Lifeboat Inn
Thornham, Norfolk

Lifeboat Inn is a three star property located in the picturesque village of Thornham near Hunstanton. Just a two minute walk from the marshes and sand dunes. The hotel has been receiving guests since the 16th century. The Inn's original character has been carefully preserved throughout the hotel. Lifeboat offers … more >>

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Queen Mary marries Philip of Spain

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Rotherham, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"Thence to Rotherham, its most in a deep clay ground, and now all the wayes are more difficult and narrow. Rotherham is a good market town well built all of stone, the Church stands high in the middle of the town and looks finely, its all stone and carv'd very well all the outside."


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Tilbury Fort
Tilbury Fort - Tilbury, Essex, England
Guarding the Thames estuary from the time of Henry VIII through WWII, Tilbury remains a stunning example of an artillary fort. Impressive array of moats and bastioned outworks, historical exhibition. ... more

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