Castle Rising (Norfolk England UK) is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country...
He became engulfed in the leaves of the earth, fearing he may never get out of it's grasp, he just let go, let go of his resistance, and excepted defeat, suddenly she came to save him, and that my friends, is how a true hero excepts his death.
Sir John Betjeman was British Poet Laureate from 1972 to 1984. A lover of Victorian architecture he campaigned vigorously in the 1960s against the proposed demolition of St. Pancras station. Beneath him reads "John Betjeman 1906-1984, poet, who saved this glorious station" :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Betjeman
"ER RING" The ring was removed from Elizabeth I’s finger after her death on March 24th 1603. It is mother-of-pearl, the band set with rubies. The ‘E’ has diamonds set over a blue enamel ‘R’. A pearl is also clearly visible. This ring's stunning façade hides a secret – the head is hinged and within it lie two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth c. 1575 and one of an unnamed woman wearing a costume of Henry VIII’s reign. It is thought that she is Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth's mother.
Penny of Richard III of England (b. 1452 - d. 1485) ~ Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty