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Follow the Trail of the Buds of May

"Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And summer’s lease hath all too short a date." -William Shakespeare It is a classic motif of English literature dating back to before...
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Weaving Life at Quarry Bank Mill

It's hard to believe that for the workers and their families of Georgian England, however, the mills meant a way of life far superior to that available to agricultural laborers, crofters and the subsistence farming of the time.
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At Home with the Wesleys

Often it feels as if history is the monopoly of politicians, monarchs and military men. Understandably enough, they do seem to get the headlines. In truth, we know that the larger tides that change social and intellectual history sometimes swell from quieter waters.
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The King James Bible: Still The Word After 400 Years

n the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, King James received the petitions of the Puritans in January 1604. Though he completely rejected their requests, he authorized what would become known as the King James Bible.
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London for the Family

Looking for a family vacation that isn't just like last years? Take the entire family to London and enjoy its culture and history while visiting The Tower of London, Covent Garden, museums and palaces.
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Saving the Village Pub

As pubs decline one community has come together to keep their village pub in business, The Raven Inn is a community run pub in Llanarmon-yn-Ial saved from the brink.