|Robin Hood's Bay, North
The former smuggler's haunt perches dramatically above a sweeping bay.
Robin Hood's Bay Photo Detail
Gate and stairs leading to colourful cottages
All photos © David Ross and Britain Express
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This essayist and poet is best known for his 'Dictionery of the English Language', published in 1755
He travelled with his friend and biographer, James Boswell
His other famous work was 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets'
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'