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Did you know that Puddletown was Hardy’s model for Weatherbury in Far from the Madding Crowd (is it wrong to want the death sentence for anyone writing ...Maddening Crowd?)? Bathsheba’s farmhouse is strongly linked with Waterston Manor, a late 16th century structure though built on ground occupied by a house since at least Saxon times.

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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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