|Robin Hood's Bay, North
The former smuggler's haunt perches dramatically above a sweeping bay.
Name the Historic attraction
British Heritage Awards
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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
Mary was executed after being implicated in the plot
The plot was led by Anthony Babington!
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.