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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...

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from Mail Online

Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s

FASCINATING PICTURES: Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s (images by the late John Thompson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thomson_(photographer) now at the Bishopsgate Institute, London, England http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/)

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years

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The Magdalen Asylum Co. Cork., Ireland (See the skulls in the stairs?) Magdalene asylums were institutions from the 18th to the late-20th centuries ostensibly for "fallen women", a term used to imply sexual promiscuity. The first asylum in Ireland opened on Leeson Street in Dublin in 1765, founded by the Protestant Lady Arabella Denny.

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from Notes from an Edwardian House

Bedroom Fireplace Inspiration

Bedroom - like the coving, probably original plaster based but can you get fancy coving off the peg?

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Chatsworth House, England ....it was mindblowing that I got too see inside ...

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