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This Category is for Waymarking all of those historical marker sites around the UK and marker sites across the world with British connections. Historical marker sites provide visitors with important, interesting information and provide us with a chance to stop to rest while travelling.

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UK Historical MarkersStone Staircase -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A historic marker in the Leeds Castle tells of the stone staircase and the various coats of arms along its walls

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersYellow Bedroom -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A historic marker in the Leeds Castle Yellow Bedroom tells of its Tudor past as Catherine fo Aragon's rooms, and its modern Hollywood visitors

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Boardroom & Boardroom Corridor -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A historic marker in the Leeds Castle Chapel tells of its evolving uses over the centuries. The Boardroom was used for high level peace talks on at least two occasions in recent decades.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Chapel -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A historic marker in the Leeds Castle Chapel tells of its evolving uses over the centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersHenry VIII Banqueting Hall -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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This historical plaque in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall explains some Tudor experiences at Leeds Castle nearly 500 years ago

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Queen's Gallery -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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This historical plaque in the Queen's Gallery explains the history of the four marble busts displayed here (in case you don't recognize them) and explains how the room's function changed over the centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersAgincourt 600 -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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The second of two historical plaques in the Queen's Room, this marker explains Henry V's improbable victory at the Battle of Agincourt, which set the stage for his marriage to Catherine de Valois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersLower Bridge Corridor -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A historical sign at the Lower Bridge Corridor explains the history of this passageway, which in 1822 replaced a drawbridge that gave access to Leeds Castle from the 13th-19th centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Heraldry Room -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A historical plaques in the Heraldry Room explains the history of some renovations at Leeds Castle and the importance of the portraits hanging on the wall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersHenry V and Catherine de Valois -- Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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One of two historical plaques in the Queen's Room, this marker explains the history of the marriage of King Henry V of England and his Queen, Catherine de Valois of France

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Abbot's Mill -- Canterbury, Kent, UK

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A historic marker at the River Great Stour preserves the history of a mill destroyed accidentally in 1933, that had previously stood here for 800 years

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Sun Hotel/The Little Inn -- Canterbury, Kent, UK

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A historic inn in Canterbury, made famous by Charles Dickens, 370 years after it opened

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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UK Historical MarkersPaspahegh Indians - Charles City, Virginia

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Marker with information on Native American tribe and their often violent interaction with early English settlers on the Virginia Capital Trail near Charles City, Virginia

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

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UK Historical MarkersWowinchapunche - Williamsburg, Virginia

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Historical marker with information on an American Indian chief, his tribe and interaction with early English settlers, located along the Virginia Capital Trail near Williamsburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

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UK Historical MarkersCannonball from Battle of Trafalgar -- Nelson Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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A French or Spanish cannonball that lodged in the HMS VICTORY is on display in the Nelson Gallery at the Gallery at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/27/2016

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UK Historical MarkersBar Shot -- Nelson Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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Iron Bar Shot on display at the Nelson Gallery in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/27/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Family Tombstone of Edmond Halley -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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The historical marker explaining the installation here of the family tombstone of Edmond Halley, what was relocated to the Prime Meridian Garden overlooking the Prime Meridian (and his meridian line) at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1854

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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UK Historical MarkersBarbican Gate - Castle Gate, Lewes, UK

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Within the Barbican Gate is a plaque erected by Lewes Borough Council advising about the Barbican Gate. The gate lies to the east of the castle. Just north of the Barbican is the older inner gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: never

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UK Historical MarkersObservatory Time & National Time -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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Two interpretive plaques explain how the correct time was shared with the nation in the 18th through 20th centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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UK Historical MarkersSafety at Sea -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the historical importance of solving the longitude problem for the British empire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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UK Historical MarkersWhy Time and Longitude? -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the interplay between time and longitude

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Shovell Disaster -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the historical importance of what became known as the Shovell disaster, which shocked a nation and galvanized work on solving the maritime longitude problem

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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UK Historical MarkersTools of the Trade -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign inside Flamsteed House explains the process of 'dead reckoning' as a method of early navigation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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UK Historical MarkersThe Greenwich Meridian Telescope -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An interpretive sign explains what is behind the glass at the Prime Meridian of the World, and what it does

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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UK Historical MarkersJohn Flamsteed -- Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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John Flamsteed, appointed in 1676 by King Charles II was the first Astronomer Royal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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