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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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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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This Day in British History

20 October, 1714

George I crowned king

George, who spoke no English, had only entered the country for the first time a month earlier

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch put down the 1715 Jacobite Rising of James Stewart, The Old Pretender



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Carlisle, Cumbria
in the 17th century

"the towne and battlements and towers are all in very good repaire and looks well; the Cathedrall wall built of stone which looked stately but nothing Curious; there was some few houses as the Deanes and Treasurer and some of the Doctors houses walled in with little gardens their fronts looked gracefully ... there remaines only some of the walls and ruines of the Castle which shows it to have been a very strong town formerly ..."


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Winterborne Whitechurch, St Mary's Church
Winterborne Whitechurch, St Mary's Church - Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, England
This delightful church dates to the 13th century. The restored 15th century pulpit is generally thought to have been brought here from nearby Milton Abbey. The wonderful font dates to around 1450 and is composed of a bowl decorated with vine leaf carvings, unusual for this period, supported on a central stem with four ornamented legs. ... more

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