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Borde Hill GardenBorde Hill Garden
Hayward's Heath, West Sussex, England

Borde Hill is an informal country garden, covering over 200 acres, with woodland and parkland areas as well as 17 acres of formal garden areas arranged as a series of distinct garden rooms, each with a different theme. There are enjoyable lakeside and woodland walks.

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Great Fosters Hotel and Restaurant
Egham, Surrey

Situated just seven miles from Heathrow airport this unique property and Historic Monument is a Grade One listed building dating from 1550 and retains a plethora of original features. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, Saxon moat, which surrounds three sides of formal gardens complete with … more >>

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24 October, 1537

Death of Queen Jane Seymour

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Salisbury, Wiltshire
in the 17th century

"... pretty large town streetes broad but through the midst of them runs a little rivulet of water which makes the streetes not so clean or so easye to pass in, they have stepp's to cross it and many open places for horses and carriages to cross itt - it takes off much from the beauty of the streetes ... The houses are old mostly timber buildings there is a large Market House with the Town Hall over it and a Prison just by ..."


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Whitby
Whitby - Whitby, Yorkshire, England
A pretty seaport built around a protected harbour. The dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey (founded in 657 AD) stand on the cliffs above the harbour. Below the abbey, accessed by a set of steep steps, is the historic church of St Mary. The church served as a place of worship for both monks and townspeople, which explains how it was spared in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Captain James Cook was an apprentice in … ... more

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