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The KyminThe Kymin
Monmouth, Gwent, Wales

Two Georgian buildings sit on top of a hill east of Monmouth, an 18th c round House, and an 1800 Naval Temple commemorating the Battle of the Nile.

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The Kings Head Hotel Thirlmere

The Kings Head Hotel
Thirlmere, Cumbria

A former 17th Century coaching inn situated at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of The Lake District, The Kings Head Hotel and Inn is surrounded by spectacular scenery with unsurpassed views toward St. Johns in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw. With award winning food served in two individual … more >>

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This Day in British History

26 October, 899

Death of Alfred the Great

King Alfred the Great dies, and is succeeded by his son Edward, known to history as Edward the Elder.

Monarch Mayhem

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



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Kendal, Cumbria
in the 17th century

"Kendall is a town built all of stone, one very broad streete in which is the Market Crosse, its a good tradeing town mostly famed for its cottons; the Kendall Cotton is used for blankets and the Scotts use them for their plodds and there is much made here and also linsiwoolseys and a great deale of leather tann'd here and all sorts of commodityes twice a week is the market furnished with all sorts of things."


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St Catherines Castle - Fowey, Cornwall, England
A small, two story artillery fort built by Henry VIII in 1530 as one of a pair of forts designed to defend Fowey harbour. ... more

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