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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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Grim's Dyke Hotel
London, Greater London

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Grim's Dyke Hotel is a beautiful, secluded 19th century country house. Just 12 miles from the center of London and within easy reach of Heathrow, the magnificent former country residence of Sir William Gilbert is set in over 40 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands. With … more >>

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This Roman road ran from London to Lincoln, and was built immediately after the Roman invasion of 43AD



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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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This king led his troops at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, the last English king to lead his men in battle



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Desborough, Northamptonshire
in the Domesday Book

"Ambrose holds of William 1 hide and 1 virgate of land in Desborough. There is land for 3 ploughs. In demesne are 2 ploughs and 3 slaves and 1 female slave, and 11 villans and 8 bordars with 1 1/2 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 2s. There is woodland 2 furlongs in length and 2 furlongs in breadth. It was and is worth 40s."


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Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort - Ambleside, Cumbria, England
Remains of a 2nd century Roman fort at the head of Lake Windermere. The fort was built during Emperor Hadrian's reign to guard the road from Ravenglass on the coast to Brougham, south of Penrith. The remains include the commandant's house and the granary foundations. Also known as Galava Roman Fort. ... more

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