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British History

Anything relating to British history except for the Wars of Roses, the Tudors and 17th Century Stuff. (They're on different boards.)

The 1669 Bible which was found among a stack of random books in Wahroonga.

Bob Cartoon - Telegraph (8 June 2014) The Great Escape

Cartoon - Telegraph

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The Queen arrives in the Australian State Coach, which was also built by Jim Frecklington.

Australian State Coach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Alternative Histories: Cnut the Great | History Today

Alternative Histories: Cnut the Great | History Today

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Alternative Histories: Westminster, 1476 | History Today

Alternative Histories: Westminster, 1476 | History Today

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King John signs the Magna Carta at Runnymede in June 1215.

Your Majesty, please grant us a new Magna Carta - Telegraph

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Entrance: The gates to Horton Priory, controlled by the Cluniac order of monks before the dissolution of the monasteries

Austere: This hallway gives an indication of the sparse conditions once endured by the monks at Horton

Panelling: The living room contains wood panels in the Tudor style of its former royal owners

Parking: Perhaps the ultimate sign of modernity is shown in the fact that the house has parking for multiple cars

Thirsty: Horton Priory has an air-conditioned wine cellar which has space for hundreds of bottles

Games: One room features a snooker table for the use of the new multi-millionaire owner

Dining room: The house contains an original 14th-century fireplace which would once have been a major focal point for residents

Take a dip: The installation of a swimming pool was part of the programme of improvements which turned the priory into a luxury house

Fore! The house includes a driving range for its wealthy new owner to practice his golf putting

Pond: A miniature lake with a bird house takes up part of the land surrounding the mansion

Picturesque: The living room of the house looks out onto the grounds, which span 55 acres including a variety of orchards

Grand: The reading room and library of the house, which was once owned by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I before passing into private hands

Fore! The house includes a driving range for its wealthy new owner to practice his golf putting

Expensive: But the price tag is justified by the home's bucolic setting and outdoor swimming pool