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December 2017: A West Country Christmas Dorset in December

Thomas Hardys celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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The Historic Towns and Cities of Britain

Britains many and varied historic towns and cities are the heartbeat where trade has flourished for centuries and so continues today. Some of the country's best preserved buildings adorn the ancient narrow lanes and bustling thoroughfares and many are recognisable from television and film sets today. Magnificent cathedrals and churches dominate the skylines and each has a very different story to tell.

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Dinner parties are given most in the middle classes by way of revenge - William M Thackeray
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Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944
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