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Did you know that the Norman Bamburgh Castle was the first castle in Britain to fall to cannon fire? Built on a basalt hill it was immune to undermining and difficult to attack with trebuchets. But in 1464 the Earl of Warwick used three great cannons named London, Newcastle and Dijon, to force the surrender of its garrison.

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Grace Darling

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As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares. - Daniel Defoe
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Battle of Blackheath - 1497, Lister performs the first operation using an antiseptic. - 1867, Robert Calvi Gods Banker found dead - 1982
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