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Oakhurst CottageOakhurst Cottage
Hambledon, Surrey, England

A small half-timbered house, built in the 16th century. Oakhurst has been refurbished by the National Trust as a farm labourer's dwelling, with displays relating to 4 centuries of occupation. The house is set in lovely Victorian-style gardens.

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Prince Rupert Classic Hotel Shrewsbury

Prince Rupert Classic Hotel
Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The Prince Rupert Classic Hotel is in the heart of Shrewsbury, surrounded by narrow streets and timbered buildings and a short walk from the towns many historic attractions. Once the home of Prince Rupert, the grandson of King James I, the hotel is widely recognised as the towns finest, and … more >>

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This Day in British History

31 October, 1147

Death of Earl Robert of Gloucester

Robert was Empress Maud's military leader in her struggle for the throne with King Stephen

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This king was born Henry Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt



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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
in the 17th century

"Glocester town lyes all along the bancks of the Severn and soe look'd like a very huge place being stretch'd out in length, its a low moist place therefore one must travel on Causseys which are in good repaire; I pass'd over a bridge where two armes of the river meetes where the tyde is very high ... there is a faire Market place and Hall for the assizes which happened just as we came there, soe had the worst Entertainment and noe accommodation but in a private house - things ought not to be deare here but Strangers are always imposed on ..."


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National Coal Mining Museum
National Coal Mining Museum - Overton, Yorkshire, England
This is a hands-on, or perhaps I should say, a hands-under museum. You descend 450 feet under the ground to experience for yourself the life of a miner from 1820 to the present day. Be warned: it gets cold underground; dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. For the claustrophobic there are above ground displays and videos. ... more

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