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Happy St George's Day!
Offbeat  (tags: St George, day, Patron Saint, England, UK, dragon, maid )

Scooby
- 3 days ago - independent.co.uk
Saint George has become a symbol of nationalism in England, but there are some good reason to think his life represents the values of a more benign ideology: multiculturalism
I-Wonder: How Did William the Bastard Become William the Conqueror?
Offbeat  (tags: France, England, History )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From a French cradle to the English crown, In 1028, an unmarried French woman bore a son to the Duke of Normandy. People taunted the boy with the nickname âEUR~William the BastardâEUR(TM). Yet he not only became a formidable Norman ruler:
Welcome t'Zoo Young Lad! New Two-Year-Old Polar Bear Arrives at Wildlife Park in Yorkshire
Offbeat  (tags: polar bear, yorkshire, uk, england, zoo, pixel )

Scooby
- 30 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A two-year-old polar bear named Pixel has arrived at a wildlife park in Yorkshire to join England's only other polar bear.
King Richard III Reburial: Live Updates From Leicester
Offbeat  (tags: King Richard III, Plantagenet, tudor, War of The Roses, Benedict cumburbatch, poem, leicester cathedral, england, uk, video )

Scooby
- 30 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch has been given a starring role during today's reburial of England's infamous medieval monarch.
Queen Leads Tributes to Richard III as Remains of Last English King to Die in Battle Are Finally Given a Royal Burial in Leicest
Offbeat  (tags: queen, england, King Richard III, Plantagenet, funeral, leicester cathedral )

Scooby
- 31 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
After more than 500 years shrouded in mystery, buried in anonymous grave discovered beneath a car park, Richard III has finally been laid to rest 'in the heart' of the country.
The Beavers Are Free! First Wild Family in England for 800 Years Is Released Back Into the River Otter
Offbeat  (tags: UK, England, beavers, released, river otter )

Scooby
- 33 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
England's first wild beavers for 800 years were last night released back onto a river in Devon, after passing vital health tests.
Lynx Could Roam Our Woods Again: Experts Want Wild Cat Reintroduced After 1,300 Years to Help Control the Deer Population
Offbeat  (tags: lynx, england, scotland, uk, re introduced, deer )

Scooby
- 48 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Wild cats could be introduced into the UK countryside for the first time in 1,300 years, it emerged yesterday.
The Lynx Effect âEUR" Wildcats May Return to UK After 1,300 Year Absence
Offbeat  (tags: england, Scotland, UK, public, vote, lynx )

Scooby
- 49 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Ambitious program to reintroduce wild lynx to England and Scotland is now up for public vote.
A Retirement Home Exists For Aging Cats, And It Looks Purrfectly Cozy
Offbeat  (tags: cats, retirement home, Lincolnshire, England )

Angie
- 51 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Lincolnshire, England is home to a seemingly typical retirement facility complete with cozy decor. Tthe home operated by Lincolnshire Trust for Cats is actually for senior felines, many of whom have owners who have gone into residential care or died.
York Power Work Reveals Medieval Burials
Offbeat  (tags: medieval burials, War of the Rose, York, England, UK )

Ray
- 57 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
A group of 12 skeletons, uncovered during power work in York, have been dated back to the War of the Roses.
Incredibly Rare £365,000 Windmill Goes Up for Sale as 'the Perfect Holiday Home' - and It Even Comes With Its Own Stretch of Ri
Offbeat  (tags: rare, windmill, holiday home, for sale, england, uk, horning windmill )

Scooby
- 76 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A converted windmill holiday home set along its own stretch of riverbank has been put up for sale for the same price as a London flat.
I-Wonder: What Did King Henry VIII Really Want From His Wife?
Offbeat  (tags: King Henry VIII, Tudor, England, UK )

Ray
- 79 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Henry VIII: BritainâEUR(TM)s most famous king. Big, bold and brash, he is the epitome of 'Merrie England'.
English Beaver Family Will Remain FREE: First Wild Group to Breed for 800 Years Will Stay on Their Devon Riverbank
Offbeat  (tags: Beavers, Devon, England, good news )

Scooby
- 87 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A family of beavers is to continue living free on a Devon river, officials have ruled.
 

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