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On this day:
Edmund Ironside’s Unlovely End - 1016, Elizabeth’s Golden Speech - 1601, 1st international Football Match - Scotland V England - 1872, Tess of the d’Urbervilles Published - 1891, Crystal Palace destroyed by fire - 1936 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Henry Savile - 1549, Sir Philip Sidney - 1554, Jonathan Swift - 1667, Smithson Tennant - 1761, Ernest Newman - 1868, George Balfour - 1872, Winston Churchill - 1874, Tom Simpson - 1937, Ridley Scott - 1937, George Graham - 1944, Lorraine Kelly - 1959, Gary Lineker - 1960, John Bishop - 1966, Richard Bacon - 1975, Phillips Idowu - 1978

Died today:
Edmund Ironside - 1016, William Gilbert - 1603, John Selden - 1654, William Balfour Baikie - 1864, Oscar Wilde - 1900, Isaac Bayley - 1922, John Maclean - 1923, Compton Mackenzie - 1972, Joyce Grenfell - 1979, Richard Llewellyn - 1983, Margaret Mee - 1988

Brit Quote: When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift

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Devon: Hannahs Christmas Fayre North Yorkshire: Christmas Music & Lights Bedfordshire: Christmas Craft Fair Cambridgeshire: Fireworkfiesta Kent: Fireworks Spectacular Suffolk: Advent Wreath Making Workshop Somerset: Hestercombe’s Christmas Market, More events

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Luxury Breaks

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Bargain Breaks

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Pints, food & rooms

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Places we like

Places we like

Bits of Britain that we really go for. As well as the famous spots, there are other places like Hertford (for the castle & the bustle), Durham and Ely (for the cathedrals), North Cornish Coast (for the rough seas) Heart of Devon (for the lush green fields) West Norfolk (for the wide sandy beaches) and Taunton (for the cider). More British destinations

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