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Newstead Abbey

(nyo͞o`stĭd, –stĕd), Nottinghamshire, central England, on the border of Sherwood Forest, between Nottingham and Mansfield. It was founded c.1170 by Henry IIHenry II,
1133–89, king of England (1154–89), son of Matilda, queen of England, and Geoffrey IV, count of Anjou. He was the founder of the Angevin, or Plantagenet, line in England and one of the ablest and most remarkable of the English kings.
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 in atonement for the murder of Thomas à BecketThomas à Becket, Saint,
or Saint Thomas Becket,
1118–70, English martyr, archbishop of Canterbury, b. London. He is called St. Thomas of Canterbury and occasionally St. Thomas of London.
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. It was secularized and granted to John ByronByron, John,
1723–86, British vice admiral and explorer. Sailing in 1740 with Admiral George Anson on a voyage around the world, he was shipwrecked off Chile. His Narrative of Great Distresses on the Shores of Patagonia
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 by Henry VIII. Lord ByronByron, George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron
, 1788–1824, English poet and satirist. Early Life and Works

He was the son of Capt. John ("Mad Jack") Byron and his second wife, Catherine Gordon of Gight.
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 lived at the abbey intermittently from 1798 to 1816; he sold it in 1818. His rooms are preserved as he left them.
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He was now settled at his inherited estate of Newstead Abbey (one of the religious foundations given to members of the nobility by Henry VIII when he confiscated them from the Church), and had made his appearance in his hereditary place in the House of Lords; but following his instinct for excitement and for doing the expensively conspicuous thing he next spent two years on a European tour, through Spain, Greece, and Turkey.
Newstead Abbey can land the GPW Recruitment Handicap (3.
Since the episode was recorded at Newstead Abbey, near Nottingham, the portrait has been restored before being verified by Dr Chris Brown, an authority on Van Dyck.
The painting was taken along to a roadshow in Newstead Abbey, near Nottingham, last year by priest Father Jamie MacLeod who now plans to sell it to buy new church bells.
Show host Fiona Bruce, 49, spotted the artwork's potential when Father Jamie took it to the show at Newstead Abbey, near Nottingham last year.
His prominent style makes life easier in a race which is sure to be run at a fierce gallop and he may have the class to see off the equally progressive Newstead Abbey.
David Barron's Newstead Abbey has been well-backed during the week and has the talent to stretch his winning sequence to four.
DAVID Barron seems to have found the key to Newstead Abbey and so far he hasn't let him down.
Tourist Trails: In and around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire goes behind the scenes at some of the area's top attractions, which includes Hardwick Hall, Chatsworth House, Southwell Workhouse and Newstead Abbey.
Richard Cardwell's essay focuses on Byron's influence on Jose de Espronceda; Shona Allan examines the Byronic influence (as well as the Goethean) on the German-speaking Christian Dietrich Grabbe and Nikolaus Lenau; David Herbert writes of Sophia Hyatt, who is said to have haunted Newstead Abbey from the time of her death in 1825; and Cristina Ceron writes of the differing impressions that Byron's heroes left on Emily and Charlotte Bronte's respective creations, Heathcliff and Rochester.
The text, designed to be a practical guide for visitors, follows the standard formal for this series: introduction (history, geography and geology), major buildings (including the famous castle), and a series of twelve walks round both the town centre and other areas including three special excursions (including Newstead Abbey and Boots' factory).
Hadrian's Wall, the Frogmore Royal Mausoleum at Windsor where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are buried, Lord Byron's ancestral home at Newstead Abbey, and the site of the 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge in East Yorkshire are among those under threat, according to the Tories.