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The Cliffs at Edinburgh castle

The Cliffs at Edinburgh castle

In 1069 William the Conqueror had put down a rebellion at York which was followed by his "harrying of the North" - an act of ethnic cleansing which depopulated large areas for a generation or more. As a further punishment, he divided up the lands of north Yorkshire among his most loyal followers. Alan Rufus, of Brittany, received the borough of Richmond[1] and began constructing the castle to defend against further rebellions and to establish a personal power base.

In 1069 William the Conqueror had put down a rebellion at York which was followed by his "harrying of the North" - an act of ethnic cleansing which depopulated large areas for a generation or more. As a further punishment, he divided up the lands of north Yorkshire among his most loyal followers. Alan Rufus, of Brittany, received the borough of Richmond[1] and began constructing the castle to defend against further rebellions and to establish a personal power base.

Swallow Falls, Snowdonia, Wales

Swallow Falls, Snowdonia, Wales

This  trial  and  the  hysteria  it  generated  sent  legitimate  powwows  underground.  Hex Hollow, in Shrewsbury, York County is home to the infamous 1928 Pow Wow (Pennsylvania Dutch witch doctor) murder of Nelson Rehmeyer.

This trial and the hysteria it generated sent legitimate powwows underground. Hex Hollow, in Shrewsbury, York County is home to the infamous 1928 Pow Wow (Pennsylvania Dutch witch doctor) murder of Nelson Rehmeyer.

Battlefield at Hastings

Battlefield at Hastings

Malcolm III's Tower in Dunfermline

Malcolm III's Tower in Dunfermline

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