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Part of Farleigh Hungerford Castle in Somerset, England, 9 miles away from Bath. (via Renata Zuberek at Picasa)

Part of Farleigh Hungerford Castle in Somerset, England, 9 miles away from Bath. (via Renata Zuberek at Picasa)

Austin Top 50 Fun in the Sun

Austin Top 50 Fun in the Sun: Top 50 Things to do in Austin this Summer

Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island in Northumberland, England

I thought that I might get a sunburnt face this morning on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Farleigh Hungerford Castle - Built by one of the last families to trace themselves back to the Normans. This site has some information about the Normans - including when they invaded the British Isles in 1066 AD.

The Normans website looks at the period of British History from the downfall of the Saxons at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the end of the Angevin line of Kings with the Murder of Richard II in

Uther Pendragon /ˈuːθər pɛnˈdræɡən/; Welsh: Uthyr Pendragon,  was a legendary king of sub-Roman Britain and the father of King Arthur.  A few minor references to Uther appear in Old Welsh poems, but his biography was first written down by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain), and Geoffrey's account of the character was used in most later versions. He was a fairly ambiguous individual throughout the literature; a strong and good king.

Writing Info: Uther Pendragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Queen Boudica (d. 60/61 AD) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led a revolt against occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Upon her husband's death, the Empire annexed her state, publicly flogged her, and raped her daughters. She razed Londinium (modern day London), Verulamium (St Albans) and Camulodunum (Colchester), causing Nero to briefly consider withdrawing Roman control from Britain. Boudica was eventually defeated by Suetonius and either killed herself or died of illness.

Boudicca - Celtic Warrior Queen

Queen Boudica (Boudicca, a. Boadicea, and Buddug in Welsh), (d. AD 60 or was queen of the British Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire

Sennen, Cornwall - England - by FacesPlaces Photography

Craving a trip to the ocean. Sennen, Cornwall - England - by FacesPlaces Photography

Standing Stones near Pennith, Cumbria, U.K.

Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.

Readers suggest the 10 best ruins in the UK

Readers suggest the 10 best ruins in the UK

the Deposition -  MS K.26, one of a sequence of 46 Biblical illustrations (c.1270-80) inserted at the front of a fourteenth-century Psalter (English)

the Deposition - MS one of a sequence of 46 Biblical illustrations inserted at the front of a fourteenth-century Psalter (English)

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