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Penbedw Stone CirclePenbedw Stone Circle
Nannerch, Clwyd, Wales

A small stone circle set within the confines of a Grade II listed 18th century park surrounding Penbedw Hall. The circle may be Bronze age, but may also have been erected as a folly during picturesque landscaping of Penbedw Hall parkland in the 18th19th century.

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A luxury country house with a unique story- built in 1630 and opened as a hotel in 1996 by Roger Saul the creator of the British design label, Mulberry and his wife Monty. Nestling peacefully on the edge of an English market town, this atmospheric country house hotel has retained … more >>

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This Day in British History

05 March, 1133

Henry Plantagent, later Henry II, is born

Henry's mother is Matilda, daughter of Henry I, his father is Geoffrey, Count of Anjou

Monarch Mayhem

Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise



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Canterbury, Kent
in the 17th century

"Canterbury opens to view 6 miles distant, by the advantage of a high hill we pass over to it, its a noble Citty, the gates are high tho' narrow, the streetes are most of them large and long and the buildings handsome, very neate but not very lofty, most are of brickwork; its a flourishing town, good tradeing in the Weaving of Silks ..."


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Alton Barnes, St Mary's Church
Alton Barnes, St Mary's Church - Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England
A Saxon church with an 18th century chancel. The interior has Georgian box pews, a triple-decker pulpit, west gallery, and font. There is 18th century glass in the chancel, and memorials to the Crowe and Hare families. ... more

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