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Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland One of the World's finest houses - Mount Stuart, ancestral home of the Marquess of Bute, is a stupendous example of Victorian Gothic architecture set amidst 300 acres of gloriously landscaped gardens. Spectacular interiors include the stunning White Marble Chapel and magnificent Marble Hall complete with kaleidoscopic stained glass.

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Elizabeth (Bess), Countess of Shrewsbury (c.1525–1608); she and her fourth husband, George Talbot, "hosted" Mary, Queen of Scots for many years of her captivity in England. Bess was also grandmother to Arbella Stuart, whom many considered heiress to Elizabeth I through their common ancestor, Henry VII

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A charming portrait of Arbella Stuart with her many pets. Arbella was Bess, Countess of Shrewsbury's grandchild and ward. Bess hoped that Queen Elizabeth I would name her Stuart/Tudor relation Arbella as her successor.

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"Black Britain: A Photographic History:" Amazon.co.uk: Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall: Books Full of wonderful images.

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Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Owned by the Boleyn family, some believe that Anne Boleyn was born here, while others believe she was born at her family's castle, Hever Castle in Kent.

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Friday night tv......It's a Knock Out......rolling around the floor laughing, especially the games with the huge costumes that meant the person inside couldn't see where they were going.....priceless!

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