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Browsholme HallBrowsholme Hall
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

Browsholme is an early Tudor house with the addition of a Regency wing. Within the house are a collection of portraits, weapons, armour, and antiquities. In local dialect Brownholme is pronounced 'Brewsom', and it has been the home of the Parker family since it was built in 1507.

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Ascot House Hotel
Torbay, Devon

Set in an impressive early Victorian villa, Ascot House is a family-run hotel which has recently been acquired by Bernard, a French expatriate. He is partnered by Janice, who is English. Ascot House Hotel, which is being fully refurbished into a small boutique hotel, has free, private, off-road parking and … more >>

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01 September, 1886

Severn Tunnel opens

The longest railway tunnel in Britain took 14 years to build and stretched over 4 miles

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This queen was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon



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Penzance, Cornwall
in the 17th century

"Pensands [sic] is rightly named being all sands about it; it lies just as a shore to the maine south ocean which comes from the Lizard, and being on the side of a hill with a high hill all round the side to the landward, it lookes soe snug and warme and truely it needs shelter haveing the sea on the other side and little or no fewell; turf and furse and ferne; they have little or noe wood and noe coale which differences it from Darbyshire, otherwise this and to the Lands End is stone and barren as Darbyshire ..."


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Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Christ's College, University of Cambridge - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Christ's College was founded by William Byngham in 1437. Byngham called his foundation 'God's House', but that name was not destined to last. In 1448 Henry VI decided that he wanted the God's House site for a new college he planned to establish (King's College), and Byngham's foundation was forced to move to its current location. ... more

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