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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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Byron struggled to live on 130 pounds a year, in Newstead Abbey, near Nottingham, there lived a queer, half-mad, old grand-uncle, who had earned for himself the name of "the wicked lord." He knew well enough that when he died the little boy in Aberdeen, with the pretty face and lame foot, would become Lord Byron.
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.
Late-Georgian satirical prints, is on display at Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire from this Saturday until Sunday, October 6.
Slip N Slide events has hosted screenings across the country at venues including Nottingham Castle, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Newstead Abbey and Beckenham Place Park.
10 NEWSTEAD ABBEY, NOTTS Family ticket from [euro]23 Horticultural fans with literary leanings will fall in love with this glorious garden on this 300-acre estate, home to one of our greatest romantic poets Lord Byron.
PONTEFRACT: 3.25 Trinity Star (won off 75 down 8lb to 67); 4.35 Yeeoow (4lb); Newstead Abbey (25lb).
GOODWOOD 1.45 Story Writer 2.20 Waila 2.55 Newstead Abbey 3.30 Pal Of The Cat 4.05 Zibelina 4.40 Between Wickets 5.10 High Master.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.45 Story Writer, 2.20 Waila, 2.55 Newstead Abbey, 3.30 Pal Of The Cat, 4.05 Zibelina, 4.40 Between Wickets, 5.10 High Master.
GOODWOOD: 1.45 Story Writer, 2.20 Waila, 2.55 Newstead Abbey, 3.30 Pal Of The Cat, 4.05 Zibelina, 4.40 Between Wickets, 5.10 High Master.
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.
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.