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Penbedw Stone CirclePenbedw Stone Circle
Nannerch, Clwyd, Wales

A small stone circle set within the confines of a Grade II listed 18th century park surrounding Penbedw Hall. The circle may be Bronze age, but may also have been erected as a folly during picturesque landscaping of Penbedw Hall parkland in the 18th19th century.

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The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy. The newly awarded two rosette Rutland Restaurants offers three sumptuous menus for dinner including our daily changing house menu, … more >>

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This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



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Birth of John of Gaunt

Gaunt (from Ghent, in modern Belgium) was the 1st Duke of Lancaster, 3rd son of Edward III and regent for the young Richard II

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Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"... the buildings of Hull are very neate, good streetes, its a good tradeing town by meanes of this great River Humber that ebbs and flows like the sea is 3 or 4 mile over at least, it runns 20 mile hence into the sea ... There is a large Church in Hull; I observ'd there their altar stood table-wise for the Communion just in the middle of the Chancell, as it was in the primitive tymes before Popery came in."


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Churchill - Churchill, Oxfordshire, England
A very pretty Cotswold village high on a hill, the soaring tower of All Saints church (1827) is visible for miles around. The early Gothic Revival church is modelled after 3 Oxford colleges. Clustered near the church are an attractive pub, golden-toned cottages, and a neo-Gothic fountain described by architectural historian Nickolaus Pevsner as 'hideously ugly'. Poet John Betjeman liked it, though - you can make up your own mind! ... more

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