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Segontium Roman FortSegontium Roman Fort
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

A 1st century Roman fort and museum. The stones of the fort were used by Edward I in the the building of nearby Caernarfon Castle.

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Hazlewood Castle Tadcaster

Hazlewood Castle
Tadcaster, Yorkshire

Situated a short distance from both Leeds and York, Hazlewood Castle has become a tranquil haven for those wanting to get away from it all. Restaurant Anise provides a chic French ambience with a bistro style cuisine throughout the day and into the night. Set in 77 acres of woodland, … more >>

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This Day in British History

22 October, 1877

Blantyre mining disaster

The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch dissolved all the monasteries in his realm as part of a split from the Catholic church in Rome



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Newport, Isle of Wight
in the 17th century

"a little town that the arm of the Sea comes up to, its one of the biggest town in the Island; in a mile off it is Casbrooke Castle into which King Charles the first retired when he was worsted by the Parliaments forces; there are some good roomes that still remaine but the most part are destroyed and only ruined walls to be seen ..."


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Wilton, St Mary's Church
Wilton, St Mary's Church - Wilton, Wiltshire, England
The village of Wilton is best known for its history as a centre of carpet manufacture and the location of Wilton House, one of the finest stately homes in England. There is another historical feature that deserves a mention, however, and that is the old medieval church of St Mary's, which stands in the Market Place. ... more

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