Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Bell Tower Definition

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Bell Tower

A tower either attached to a church or free-standing as a distinct structure. The latter is uncommon in Britain, though quite common in continental Europe. Some notable free-standing bell towers include that at Pembridge, Herefordshire, and Wilton Italianate Church, Wiltshire.

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This battle outside York saw the triumph of Harold Hardrada of Norway over Edwin and Morcar, Earls of Mercia and Northumbria respectively



24 July, 1567

Mary, Queen of Scots abdicates

Mary, imprisoned at Lochleven Castle, is forced to cede the throne to her son, the infant James VI

This monarch died at Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, in early 1400, probably of starvation



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