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Wakefield Tower is just one of the 21 towers which, together, form the Tower of London castle complex.

Wakefield Tower is just one of the 21 towers which, together, form the Tower of London castle complex.

The Abbey of St Mary is a ruined Benedictine abbey in York, England. Once the richest abbey in the north of England, it lies in what are now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, on a steeply sloping site to the west of York Minster.

The Abbey of St Mary is a ruined Benedictine abbey in York, England. Once the richest abbey in the north of England, it lies in what are now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, on a steeply sloping site to the west of York Minster.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose.

Walmer Castle in Kent, England, was built by Henry VIII in 1539–1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

Walmer Castle in Kent, England, was built by Henry VIII in 1539–1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

Ragnar Lodbrok Sigurdsson was born around the year 750 AD in Uppsala, Sweden.  He died as a captured enemy of King Aella of Northumbria, meeting his death in a poisonous snake pit in 845 AD.

Ragnar Lodbrok Sigurdsson was born around the year 750 AD in Uppsala, Sweden. He died as a captured enemy of King Aella of Northumbria, meeting his death in a poisonous snake pit in 845 AD.

Shaftesbury is a scenic little town in Dorset that you'll never want to leave.

Dorset: Discover 10 Great Places In Thomas Hardy Country

DNA marker shows Northern Irish descendents of Pict tribe of painted warriors who battled the Romans

DNA marker shows Northern Irish descendents of Pict tribe of painted warriors who battled the Romans

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