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DESCRIPTION: By 1815, only half the population of England belonged to the established Anglican Church. Faced with a rapidly growing population in the new industrial towns, the growth of Nonconformism and the fear of revolution, the Church of England set about building and enlarging churches. An astonishing number of churches were built and hundreds of […]

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The Mulbuie Murderer

The Mulbuie Murderer by John Adam On Friday 16 October 1835, the inhabitants of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, witnessed their last public hanging.  The man on the gallows was John Adam – The Mulbuie Murderer.  But who was John Adam?  Who did he murder and what was his motive? Contemporaneous reports claimed: … […]

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The Red Lion Brewery

The Red Lion Brewery – Hoare & Co The Red Lion Brewery, established in the 16th century, was owned for over100 years by Hoare’s, the bankers. It was one of the oldest breweries and pioneered many changes and developments in brewing, as a prime producer of ‘porter beer’ and later owning or leasing many famous […]

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