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Did you know that Holme Fen, 6 miles south of Peterborough, is the lowest point in Britian at 9 feet below sea level

Did you know that Catherine of Aragon is buried in what is now Peterborough Cathedral ? Her last year of life – fasting and confining herself to one room - had been spent in Kimbolton Castle in the same county. In keeping with the resolution of ‘the King’s great matter’ her funeral dignities in the then Abbey were those of a dowager Princess of Wales (as widow of Prince Arthur), not Henry ’s Queen.

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Jake Humphrey
L P Hartley
Lionel Rothschild
Louis Smith
Sir Henry Royce
William Paley

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Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. - George Eliot
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On this day:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrim’s Progress Published - 1678, Churchill’s Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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