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Bryan's Ground Bryan's Ground
Stapleton, Herefordshire, England

A three acre Arts and Crafts style garden surrounding a picturesque Edwardian house, on the Welsh border, with yew and box topiary, formal parterres, an herb garden, flower and shrub borders, a rose garden, heritage apple trees, and an Edwardian greenhouse.

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Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
Salisbury, Wiltshire

The recently awarded 4* Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is an idyllic location, with stunning views across the River Avon to the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral beyond. This 13th century inn provides the perfect riverside location whether your stay is for either business and leisure more >>

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This Day in British History

03 March, 1843

Daniel Macnaghten acquitted of murdering Edward Drummond

TThe celebrated court case came about when Macnaughten shot Drummond, Peel's secretary, thinking he was Peel. Macnaughten was freed on the grounds of insanity, the 'Macnaughten Rules'

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Scarborough, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"Scarborough is a very pretty Sea-port town built on the side of a high hill, the Churc h stands in the most eminent place above all the town; the ruins of a large Castle remaines, the Walls in compass severall acres of ground that feeds many beasts and milch cows, the hillon which the Castle stands is very steep and severall trenches over one another round the walls ..."


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Ewhurst
Ewhurst - Ewhurst, Surrey, England
Ewhurst is a large village just east of Cranleigh, near the Surrey border with East Sussex. It lies on the edge of the Weald. The name is a combination of the Old English 'iw', for yew, and 'hyrst' for wooded hill, so perhaps the name might be translated as Yew Wood. ... more

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