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We don't know how our history teachers made history seem so boring because we can't stop finding fabulous stories to share with you!

Spotlight on Dunster Castle

"History, scenery and some grisly goings on! " by Author A castle has graced the hill at Dunster for over 1000 years. It has developed and adapted to the times, each time leaving part of its past intact. Incredibly it was held by the same family, the Luttrells, for 600 years until the final occupant moved out in 1976.The castle is bea...

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7 places we discovered in 2016!

It's countdown to Christmas!!‚ÄčIn the final week before Christmas I have decided to mark each day with a place we visited for the first time in 2016! So, when I say discovered I mean in the Columbus sense - they were already there but for whatever reason we had not been.  There are, in fact, way more than 7 so I am also going...
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One incredible woman finds her voice through another!

Janina Ramirez is the perfect 21st century conduit to amplify the words of Julian of Norwich from 6 centuries ago.  "Julian's deceptively simple words...exist outside time and will always ring true.." Dr Janina Ramirez Before reading this book I didn't know who Julian of Norwich was, how to pronounce her name, what being an a...
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The Controversial King How The Tudors Came to Rule

On the 30th October 1485 a usurper to the English throne was crowned at Westminster Abbey and the most infamous dynasty was beginning.Bella Organ explores how the Tudors came to rule.... Everyone has heard of the indulgent and merciless King Henry VIII and all six of his unfortunate wives, however few people know as much about the ...

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Why a traffic island needs to be on your list of places to see in London!

You can choose to listen to this blog by clicking below.It's a busy traffic island near Trafalgar Square. Buses, cars and trucks rattle past and pedestrians use the conveniently located crossings to negotiate the numerous roads which meet here. But this site has a significance far outweighing the attention paid to it by most who pass by. It has tal...
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