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Accidentally ended up in Windsor for a few hours today so thought I'd make the most of it... put on a dress for a wedding that I quote literally cannot breathe in 😂😂 Not the comfiest...
The early history of Windsor is unknown, although it was almost certainly settled some years before 1070 when William the Conqueror had a timber motte and bailey castle constructed. The focus of royal interest at that time was not the castle, however, but a small riverside settlement about 3 miles (5 km) downstream, possibly established from the 7th century.
From about the 8th century, high status people started to visit the site occasionally, and possibly this included royalty. From the 11th century the site's link with king Edward the Confessor is documented, but again, information about his use of the place is scant.
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Fancy an evening stroll along the Thames, a bite to eat, followed by a Shakespeare play? From the beautiful Peaks in the north, we head down to the South Bank in London for tonights lovely shot by @just.venesha. An estimated 14 million people come to the South Bank area of London each year, and it's easy to see why. It's just a small walk (about a mile) past these lovely twinkling trees to Bankside and the amazing Shakespeare Globe. During the first years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, the English playing companies used inns, inn yards, college halls and private houses for their performances. It was not until 1576 that the actor-manager James Burbage built the Theatre in Shoreditch, the first purpose-built playhouse in London. Shakespeare joined the resident troupe at the Theatre in the 1580s and the company (later known as the Chamberlain’s and then the King’s Men) flourished there for 20 years. Following disputes, they leased a plot near the Rose, a rival theatre in Southwark, demolished the Theatre and carried its timbers over the river! To cover the cost of the new playhouse, James Burbage’s sons Cuthbert and Richard, offered some members of the company shares in the building. Shakespeare was one of four actors who bought a share in the Globe. By early 1599 the theatre was up and running and for 14 years it thrived, presenting many of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Sadly in 1613, during a performance of Henry VIII, wadding from a stage cannon ignited the thatched roof and the theatre burned to the ground ‘all in less than two hours, the people having enough to do to save themselves’. There's lots more to the story, but how brilliant we can experience live theatre in the new globe, built with fine detail to the original design some 20 years ago. Ahhh London, you are rather smashing. Fantastic shot by @just.venesha 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧

I'm really excited to start this weekend with @penhaligons_london, who invited me to join for a day trip to @blenheimpalace. Keep an eye on my stories as I'll be documenting a private tour of the apartments, gardens and an afternoon tea at the Orangerie 🍃

Wishing you a fabulous Saturday #thisislondon

Couldn't not post this - don't think I've ever seen this street without a single car parked on it. Not sure if it was luck or something else happening. Cool all the same.

This was taken on our way to #heverleeatnw a mini festival running over the weekend, which was pretty great fun, although drinking Belgian beer all night is not a great recipe for a productive Friday! Also really fun to catch up with a bunch of IG pals for the first time in ages, and meet some new ones too. Makes me nostalgic for what Instagram used to be all about😊

#igersedinburgh #edinburgh


@aburich_dvm capturing the beauty of Westminster Abbey. The Abbey has been the coronation church since William the Conquerer was crowned in 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. Construction of the present church began in 1245 on the orders of King Henry III. 🇬🇧 #london #westminsterabbey #westminster #w1 #rainyday #andrewandcraig

I'm heading back to The Scottish highlands in a few weeks. I'm looking forward to getting out there with my camera. This is a picture of Glen Coe taken last year.
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I hope you're having a good @bristolharbourfest if you're visiting. The weather has been so much better than predicted!

Between the rain , exploring the harbour festival

The bright and shiny white, red and blue Hammersmith train at the Barbican Tube Station. 🇬🇧 #london #hammersmith #tube #londontube #londonunderground #andrewandcraig

By shooting at a wide open aperture and focusing on the man hole cover in the foreground, I defocused the rest of the scene...including the town hall building which is looking rather ugly these days with the scaffolding covered by fake column canvas, perhaps you can’t notice when it’s blurry ; )

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