|Robin Hood's Bay, North
The former smuggler's haunt perches dramatically above a sweeping bay.
Robin Hood's Bay Photo Detail
Cottages tucked away down narrow lanes
All photos © David Ross and Britain Express
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This assembly of Parliament in 1653 consisted of 140 'godly men' selected by Cromwell and the Council of Officers
It was named for one of its members, 'Praisegod Barbon'
The Parliament was too divided by sectarian religious views, and was disbanded after 5 months
This Day in British History
05 December, 1766
Christie's auctioneers hold first sale
The date is open to some debate, but according to Christies themselves, James Christie conducted his first sale in 1766.