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River Tyne: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Tyne. The River Tyne is formed at Warden Rock near Hexham at the confluence (meeting point) of two rivers, the North Tyne (with its source in Kielder, Northumberland) and the South Tyne (with its source in Alston Moor, Cumbria). The river flows through Corbridge, divides Newcastle and Gateshead,… Continue Reading

River Ribble: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Ribble. The River Ribble starts at Ribblehead at the confluence (meeting point) of the Gayle Beck and Cam Beck rivers. Its mouth is between Southport and Lytham St. Annes on the Irish Sea coast. The River Ribble is 121 km in length, and flows through Settle, Clitheroe, Ribchester… Continue Reading

Anne Bonny: Facts About the Famous Pirate

Here are some facts about Anne Bonny. Anne Bonny was born Anne McCormac in the late 1690s in Cork, Ireland. Her father was Mary Brennan, a servant, and her father was William McCormac, Mary’s employer. William McCormac moved to London with his daughter and he started dressing her as boy and calling her Andy. He… Continue Reading

Castle Rising: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Castle Rising. Castle Rising is located in the village of Castle Rising, near King’s Lynn in Norfolk. The castle was constructed by William d’Aubigny II, Earl of Arundel in 1138 It was designed to be fortress combined with a hunting lodge. It’s location was not of massive strategic importance, but… Continue Reading

Pliny the Younger: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Pliny the Younger. Pliny the Younger was a writer, lawyer and magistrate in Ancient Rome. He was born in Como in Northern Italy in 61 AD. His uncle was Pliny the Elder (a writer and philosopher) and the two were close until Pliny the Elder died trying to rescue people… Continue Reading

Norwich Castle: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Norwich Castle. Norwich Castle is a motte and bailey castle constructed by William the Conqueror after the Normans invaded and settled England. The castle was constructed some time between 1066 and 1075. Some historians believe that it was the third Norman castle to be built after the Tower of London… Continue Reading

River Forth: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Forth. The source of the River Forth is in Loch Ard, about 30km west of Stirling. Its mouth is the Firth of Forth, an estuary of the North Sea. The river flows through Abrfoyle and Stirling and past Cambus, Alloa, Fallin and Airth. It is 47km in length.… Continue Reading

Forth Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Forth Bridge. The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge spanning the Firth of Forth in Scotland. It is located less than ten miles from the city of Edinburgh. It is a cantilever bridge and was opened on 4th March 1890. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and… Continue Reading