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Caerwent Roman TownCaerwent Roman Town
Caerwent, Gwent, Wales

Known as Venta Silurium, this Roman town stretches to 44 acres, much of it enclosed within 2nd century walls. Within the town walls are excavated houses, a forum, and a Romano-British temple.

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National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon - Caerleon, Gwent, Wales

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Coombe Abbey Hotel Coventry

Coombe Abbey Hotel
Coventry, West Midlands

A warm welcome awaits as we invite you to step straight into the history books and enjoy the unique experience that is Coombe Abbey Hotel.Originally a 12th Century Cisterican Abbey set in 500 acres of breathtaking parkland, with formal gardens designed by Lancelot Capability Brown, Coombe Abbey offers a haven … more >>

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This Day in British History

21 October, 1559

Mary of Guise deposed as Regent of Scotland

Mary, mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, was ousted by the Lords of the Congregation for letting the French fortify Leith

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She was proclaimed queen on 9 July, 1553



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Richmond, Yorkshire
in the Domesday Book

"In Richmond are 5 carucates to the geld, and there could be 3 ploughs. Thor had 1 manor there. Now Enisant has it. In demesne 1 plough, and 6 villans and 2 bordars with 3 ploughs. There is a church and a priest ... scrubland 1 league long and a half broad. The whole 1 1/2 leagues long and half a league broad. In the time of King Edward worth 10s; now 16s."


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Great Bedwyn
Great Bedwyn - Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England
A large country church with an Early English nave and chancel, and 14th century transepts. St Mary's is blessed with an abundance of historic tombs, including the effigy of Sir John Seymour, father of Queen Jane Seymour. There are medieval memorial brasses and beautifully carved column capitals, plus a 14th century wooden rood screen that was once in the Victoria and albert Museum. ... more

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