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Caerleon Roman Fortress, Baths, and AmphitheatreCaerleon Roman Fortress, Baths, and Amphitheatre
Caerleon, Gwent, Wales

A extraordinary Roman site including a 1st century fort, bath complex, and amphitheatre. The site was built for the 2nd Legion in 74 AD and only abandoned in the late 3rd century. See the only complete legionary barracks in Europe, the amphitheatre, holding 6000 people, and the remains of the baths complex, including an outdoor swimming pool.

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Saracens Head Hotel
Towcester, Northamptonshire

Located close to the Silverstone Circuit and Towcester Racecourse, the Saracens Head Hotel is featured in Charles Dickins first novel The Pickwick Papers and the same atmosphere is still in evidence today. more >>

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This Day in British History

20 October, 1714

George I crowned king

George, who spoke no English, had only entered the country for the first time a month earlier

Monarch Mayhem

The second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, he ruled only 3 years before being deposed



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Plymouth, Devon
in the 17th century

"Plymouth is 2 Parishes called the old town and the new, the houses all built of this marble and the slatt at the top lookes like lead and glisters in the sun; there are noe great houses in the town; the streetes are good and clean, there is a great many tho' some are but narrow; they are mostly inhabited by seamen and those which have affaires on the sea, for here up to the town there is a depth of water for shipps of the first rate to ride; its great sea and dangerous, by reason of the severall poynts of land between which the sea runs up a great way ..."


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Levens Hall
Levens Hall - Kendal, Cumbria, England
A sumptuous Elizabethan house built on medieval foundations, set in a marvellous showpiece topiary garden. A comfortable home, not just a show-piece, with warm, panelled rooms. If you simply must see Beau Brummel's snuff box, this is the place to come. ... more

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