|Robin Hood's Bay, North
The former smuggler's haunt perches dramatically above a sweeping bay.
Robin Hood's Bay Photo Detail
Lobster pots at the harbour
All photos © David Ross and Britain Express
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This monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede
It was founded by St Benedict Biscop in 681
Its famous library, where Bede wrote, was founded by Benedict with relics and books from Rome
This Day in British History
23 March, 1743
First English performance of Handel's Messiah
During the performance at Covent Garden, George II started the tradition of standing for the 'Hallelujah Chorus'