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Rochester Castle was besieged for the third time in 1264 during the Second Barons' War (1264–1267). The castle's royal constable, Roger de Leybourne, held Rochester in support of Henry III. Rebel armies led by Simon de Montfort and Gilbert de Clare entered the city and set about trying to capture the castle. King Henry III, Simon, and Gilbert all on our ancestry family tree.

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Stonehenge near Amesbury in Wiltshire, England # waiting for the solitice to arrive. # something to look forward to # blue stones are supposed to have healing powers

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Tintagel Castle in Cornwall is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde and has a history stretching as far back as the Romans. (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk)

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Map from 1660-1892 showing the counties of England. Compare this with the other map I've posted to Pinterest which is more up to date!

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from Mail Online

Queen is in mourning after her best friend and beloved cousin dies

The Queen and her first cousin enjoy lunch at Glen Beg, Her Majesty's log cabin on the Bal...

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