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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
Autumn foliage in Acer Glade, one of the most
colourful sections of Westonbirt.
Image © David Ross and Britain Express
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Mary, Queen of Scots was moved here following the failure of the Babington Plot to free her from captivity in 1586
She was executed here the following year
Richard III was born at this castle
This Day in British History
12 November, 1035
Death of King Canute
Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.