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Grey Cairns of CamsterGrey Cairns of Camster
Roster, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

The Grey Cairns of Camster are a pair of Neolithic chambered cairns (circa 2000-3500 BC), one round and the other linear, in a secluded hollow near the River Wick. The Camster cairns are considered among the best preserved in Britain and have been carefully restored so that visitors can access the inner chambers.

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The Bull Hotel Wrotham

The Bull Hotel
Wrotham, Kent

The Bull first started trading under the sign of the Bull in 1385, and first licensed under Henry VII in 1495. Since then the Bull has played its part in History, housing many a weary traveller. The Bull is now fully restored and marries the modern dcor within its original … more >>

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This Day in British History

23 September, 1326

Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer land at Orwell, Suffolk

Barons opposed to Isabella's husband, Edward II, join them in revolt. Edward is deposed and murdered.

Monarch Mayhem

Guy Fawkes attempted to blow this king up on 5 November, 1605



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Warrington, Cheshire
in the Domesday Book

"King Edward held Warrington with 3 Berewicks. There is 1 hide. To this manor belonged 34 drengs, and they had as many manors, in which there were 42 carucates of land and 1 1/2 hides. St Elfin held 1 carucate of land quit of every customary due except geld. The whole manor with the hundred rendered at farm to the king 15, less 2s. Now there are in demesne 2 ploughs and 8 men with 1 plough. These men hold land there: Roger 1 carucate of land. Theobald 1 1/2 carucates. Warin 1 carucate. Ralph 5 carucates. William 2 hides and 4 carucates of land. Adelard 1 hide and half a carucate. Osmund 1 carucate of land. The whole of this is worth 4,10s. The demesne is worth 3,10s."


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George Inn, London
George Inn, London - London, Greater London, England
The George Inn is the last of London's historic galleried inns. The George stands in a small yard just off Southwark High Street, a short stroll from Southwark Cathedral. During the 17th century the George was a major terminus for coaching routes to and from south London. ... more

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