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Mill wall, East London ~ The association with Cockney and the East End in the public imagination may be due to many people assuming that Bow Bells are to be found in the district of Bow, rather than the lesser known St Mary-le-Bow church. Thus while all East Enders are Cockneys, not all Cockneys are East Enders.

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* An exterior view from the River Thames. The public house was originally built in 1520 and known as the Devil's Tavern through its association with thieves and smugglers. Its name was changed to the Prospect of Whitby in 1777.

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3NovicesNOJI Architects uses reclaimed bricks for angular extension to historic Dublin house

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Holdenby House, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Built in 1583 by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor & favourite of Elizabeth I - the largest private house in Elizabethan England - with 123 huge glass windows around two courtyards, specifically to honour his beloved Elizabeth. Hatton refused to live in the house prior to the Queen's first visit. In 1709 it was bought by the Duke of Marlborough, since when it has descended down the female line to the Lowther family.

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A rail bargain from a bygone era: Historic posters depicting the delights of British beach breaks go under the hammer

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1941. During the Second World War, Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited the White House so frequently that staff members learned to anticipate his likes and dislikes. In late December 1941, Churchill posed on the lawn with Diana Hopkins, daughter of presidential aide Harry Hopkins, and Fala, the president’s Scottie.

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WWI, German Red Cross nurse equipped by the Bavarian women's association. - AKG Images

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Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset - The house, Elizabethan in origin, enlarged in the late 1660s, is a marvellous example of a West Country manor house in harmony with its surroundings and the rolling landscape around it. Now the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton continues to be a family house and harks back to the restoration of Charles II when the first Earl of Sandwich brought the King back from Holland.

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