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Pen-y-lan GardenPen-y-lan Garden
Ruabon, Clwyd, Wales

An early 19th century landscape park surrounds a Regency villa, set in the unspoilt countryside of the Dee valley. There are large numbers of specimen trees and both formal and informal gardens.

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Crown Hotel Brackley
Brackley, Northamptonshire

Crown Hotel at Brackley is a 3 star 20 bedded property situated right in the heart of the country town of Brackley in Northamptonshire. From the hotel guests are within easy reach of the M40 motorway and just a short drive from Banbury, Buckingham, Oxford and Northampton. Its excellent location … more >>

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This Day in British History

28 February, 1820

Cato Street Conspiracy foiled

Conspirators, led by Arthur Thistlewood, planned to blow up the Cabinet

Monarch Mayhem

This king was held responsible for the death of Archbishop Thomas Becket



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Halifax, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"its a stony town and the roads to it soe stony and difficult that I was discouraged in going, the town now being almost ruined and come to decay. and the engine that this town was famous for - to be head their criminalls at one stroake with a pully - this was destroyed ... on these informations I resolved not to goe to that ragged town tho' there are many good people and a large Meeteing."


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Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Bury St Edmunds offers a quite sumptuous array of historic buildings, from the ruins of one of the most important medieval monasteries in England to a plethora of elegant Georgian houses. The town is named for St Edmund, the last King of East Anglia. Very little is known of Edmund's origins, but that did not stop numerous legends arising purporting to tell his life story.
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