England

Minster Lovell Hall

The Picturesque Ruins of Minster Lovell Hall

After 530 years, King Richard II is finally getting a burial fit for a former king of England in Leicester this week.  In 2012 his body was found underneath what is now a car park.  He had fallen in a gruesome attack at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 to

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The Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent England

Family Fun at Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent England

Hever Castle is famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.  More recently, Hever Castle is renowned for its gorgeous gardens and its family-friendly attractions.  Now run as a private enterprise, we discovered there is lots of family fun to be had at

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Rye In East Sussex, Just So Darn Cute!

A few weeks ago, we meandered our way through the East Sussex countryside with its charming oast houses and rolling hills on the way to Rye.  This formerly-strategic port town is now located 2 miles inland and is part of 1066 country and the lore of William the Conqueror.  I

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Sixteen Centuries of History at Pevensey Castle

I took my daughter to see Pevensey Castle, an English Heritage property, in East Sussex.  We were in the area and I thought it would be a nice way to spend some mother-daughter time.  Much to my chagrin, she has little interest in history.  She does like the romance of

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