King Alexander II of Scotland

On this day in 1249, King Alexander II of Scotland died of a fever on the Isle of Kerrera on his way to conquer the Hebrides from Norway. These islands were eventually ceded to Scotland…

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Wigan Archaeological Society Open Days

Wigan Archaeological Society are hosting open days at their Brimelow Farm excavation on 23-23 June as part of the Greater Manchester Archaeology Fesitival see their website and Face book page

Astley Hall needs your help

Astley Hall is the most exhilarating house in Lancashire” – Simon Jenkins in his book ‘England’s 1000 Best Houses’. Astley Hall, Chorley,  is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic…