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In Focus

Tynemouth Priory The substantial ruins of Tynemouth Priory stand on the rocky headland that guards the north side of the mouth of the River Tyne. The origins of the first religious community to settle on the headland at Tynemouth are very vague. Evidence of settlement has been found from the pre-Roman and Roman eras, but the first monastery to be established here was probably built in the mid 700s. This first Anglo-Saxon monastery was destroyed by Vikings. ( More ...)

On This Day

22 August 1138: The Scots army under David I is defeated at the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton in Yorkshire. Despite the defeat, the Treaty of Durham that follows in 1139 gives David I effective control over Northumbria and Cumbria.

22 August 1513: The Scottish army crosses the border with England, taking Norham Castle amongst others.

22 August 1642: Charles I, having failed to suppress or coerce the English Parliament by his will, takes it on by military might. The English Civil War begins.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Buachaille Etive Beag & Buachaille Etive Mor as seen from Glen Etive; and the magnificent collection of Pictish stones in the Historic Environment Scotland museum in Meigle, in Perthshire.

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