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Ruthin Roman FortRuthin Roman Fort
Ruthin, Clwyd, Wales

Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a hilltop auxiliary fort built by the Roman military during the late 1st century, along with a civilian settlement and burial ground.

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This Day in British History

28 January, 1547

Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace

Henry is succeeded by his 9 year old son, Edward, with the Earl of Hertford as Lord Protector (soon replaced by the Duke of Somerset)

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This monarch was married (legally) to Caroline of Brunswick and (secretly) to Maria Fitzherbert



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Maugersbury, Gloucestershire
in the Domesday Book

"The Church of St Mary at Evesham holds Maugersbury, near Stow-on-the-Wold. There were 8 hides in the time of King Edward, and a ninth hide belongs to the Church of St Edward. King AEthelred gave it there quit. In demesne are 3 ploughs; and 12 villans and a free man and a priest having among them 7 ploughs. There are 6 slaves, and a mill rendering 8s and a certain amount of meadow. In the time of King Edward it was worth 100s, now 7."


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Bressingham Steam and Gardens
Bressingham Steam and Gardens - Diss, Norfolk, England
Bressingham Steam Museum and Garden is the brainchild of gardener Allan Bloom, who created an unusual combination of historic railway and horticultural delight. There are five miles of narrow gauge railway track - and four different gauge tracks - at Bressingham, as well as the official 'Dad's Army' exhibition. ... more

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