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Bath

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In Somerset, is the site of a Roman spa, Aquae Sulis, probably built in the 1st and 2nd cents ad.In the 18th cent. Bath was transformed into a social resort by Richard (‘Beau’) Nash, who became ...
Beaminster

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(pr. ˈBĕminster) DorsetVillage on the A3066 and the B3162, 6 m. N of Bridport. It is celebrated in the lines by William Barnes, the Dorset dialect poet:Sweet Be'mi'ter that ...
Bristol

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A city at the junction of the rivers Avon and Frome. It is not recorded before c.1020, but by 1066 was a flourishing port. The Normans built there one of the key strategic castles of England. By 1216 ...
Fonthill Abbey

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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the Gothic house in Wiltshire of the English writer and collector William Beckford (1759–1844); he is said to have spent over a quarter of a million on it in the course of sixteen years, ... More
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(1779–1852),born in Dublin, published The Poetical Works of the late Thomas Little (1801), under which pseudonym Byron refers to him in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. From 1808 to 1834 Moore ...

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