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Berlin

Farnham Castle Keep

The Bishop of Winchester was granted lands in the vicinity of Farnham in 688. The castle at Farnham was created by Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester (1129-71) and Abbot of Glastonbury (1126-71). 267 more words

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City of a Million Bikes

In my ongoing promotion of print travel guidebooks, I’m happy to recommend the new Carl Goes Amsterdam guide. You may remember previous posts here on  46 more words

Europe

Isles of Scilly: guidebook

Bryan H. St. John O’Neil prepared the original guidebook for the Isles of Scilly in 1949. A (posthumous) second edition appeared in 1961, and it continued in print until at least 1971 (5th impression with amendments). 135 more words

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Threave Castle: guidebook

Threave Castle is built by the river Dee inland from Kirkcudbright. It appears to have been constructed in the late 14th century.

Margaret, daughter of Robert III, appears to have died here and her body was buried in… 120 more words

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DOE Official Guide to the Tower of London

We have noted before the Ministry of Works and MPBW guides to the Tower of London, and the Ministry of Works illustrated guide-book. The latter continued to appear as the DOE Official Guide (inside described as a ‘guidebook’) republished in 1967 (and reprinted in 1971). 17 more words

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