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The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire is the only complete survivor from a set of four tapestry maps commissioned in the 1590s by Ralph Sheldon for his new home of Weston House in South Warwickshire.   The tapestries depicted the counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and  Gloucestershire, and were made to hang together to present a dramatic and colourful panorama of the English Midlands stretching from London to the Bristol…

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The Battle of Hastings: 950 years

Posted by Published on September 30, 2016

The legendary Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. It was a decisive Norman victory. October 2016 will be the 950th anniversary of the epic battle that changed the course of history forever. To mark the occasion, uncover facts…

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