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17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


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British History Quiz

This writer, politician, and philosopher is best known for 'Novum Organum', and his 'Essays', published in 1597 and 1625



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This Day in British History

20 November, 869

Death of St Edmund

A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.

Monarch Mayhem

The eldest son of Queen Victoria, he ruled after her death in 1901



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Cockermouth (Self catering)
Beckside, Cockermouth

Beckside

This eco-friendly modern cottage is located near Cockermouth in the Lake District, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Windermere (Self catering)
Fisher's Retreat, Windermere

Fisher's Retreat

This lovely terraced cottage in Windermere sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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