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Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture
Berriew, Powys, Wales

A rare museum by and about a living artist! The ALMS showcases the sculpture, art, and jewelry of Andrew Logan.

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Belmont House - Throwley, Kent, England

Bedford Castle - Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Banchory Museum - Banchory, Grampian, Scotland

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Mercure Southampton Dolphin Hotel Southampton

Mercure Southampton Dolphin Hotel
Southampton, Hampshire

The Mercure Southampton Centre Hotel is located in the city centre where it has stood for over five hundred years. In 2010 the hotel completed a 3 million refurbishment programme creating a 90 bedroom hotel offering its guests a truly memorable experience. The Hotel is steeped in tradition and hosted … more >>

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British History Quiz

A plot to kill Elizabeth I, gain support for a Spanish invasion, and free Mary, Queen of Scots from captivity



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This Day in British History

24 November, 1200

King John acts as pallbearer at funeral of Bishop Hugh of Lincoln

John had only been crowned a few months earlier

Monarch Mayhem

This king was imprisoned and eventually murdered at Berkeley Castle



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Shillingstone, Dorset
in the Domesday Book

"Schelin holds Shillingstone. Earl Harold held it in the time of King Edward and it paid geld for 16 hides. There is land for 16 ploughs. In demesne are 3 ploughs, and 5 slaves, and 15 villans and 26 bordars with 8 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 23s6d, and 200 acres of meadow less 17, pasture 42 furlongs long and 8 furlongs wide, and woodland 23 furlongs long and 9 furlongs wide. It was worth 16, now 19."


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Queens College
Queens College - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Queens' College Cambridge was founded by not one, but two queens of England (which explains why the apostrophe in the name comes after the s, not before it as you might expect). The queens concerned were Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, and Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV. Queen Margaret obtained a patent from her husband in 1448 to launch a new college here. The first part of Queens' to be built was … ... more

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