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Handel House MuseumHandel House Museum
London, Greater London, England

This museum is located in the attractive Georgian house where composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in 1759. The museum celebrates Handel's life and works and offers regular recitals of Baroque music in the superb setting of the period rooms. The museum is really 2 houses, numbers 25, where Handel lived, and number 23, the upper floor of which was the home of rock star Jimi Hendrix in 1968-69.

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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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31 October, 1147

Death of Earl Robert of Gloucester

Robert was Empress Maud's military leader in her struggle for the throne with King Stephen

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This queen escaped from Oxford Castle by walking through enemy lines in the middle of the night



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"The church of St Bega in Bassenthwaite must be one of the beautifully situated in Cumbria. Certainly Alfred, Lord Tennyson was inspired by the church, and describes it in the opening lines of his epic poem, 'Morte d'Arthur'. The church dates to at least 950 AD, and possibly marks the spot where the Irish nun, St Bega stayed in the 7th century."


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