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long directions phone +44 24 7630-3567 tollfree fax hours price Adults £2, concessions £1 content Based in the nearby village of Baginton, this is a partial reconstruction of a Roman fort that stood on the site from c. 60 - 80 CE, erected in response to Boudicca's revolt. Exhibits include a museum of Roman period life (based on finds excavated at the site between 1965 and 1973), a model of the fort and occasional full costume re-enactments of Roman military manoeuvres. * WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry

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diaspora populations due to the Industrial Revolution and, in the case of the first two, the strength of the motor industry in the 1960s and 1970s. As with their experience in the U.S., the Irish have maintained a strong political presence in the UK, most especially in local government and at the national level. Prime Ministers Callaghan (James Callaghan) and Blair (Tony Blair) have been amongst the many in Britain of part-Irish ancestry, with Blair's mother coming from County Donegal. Current Chancellor George Osborne is a member of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and heir to the baronetcies of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon. Kenilworth's inner court consists of a number of buildings set against a bailey (Ward (fortification)) wall, originally of Norman origin, exploiting the defensive value of a natural knoll (Hillock) that rises up steeply from the surrounding area. Pettifer, pp.257–8. The 12th-century great tower (keep) occupies the knoll itself and forms the north-east corner of the bailey. Ruined during the slighting, the great tower is notable for its huge corner turrets, essentially hugely exaggerated Norman pilaster buttresses. Thompson 1991, p.77; Pettifer, p.258. Its walls are 5 metres (17 ft) thick, and the towers 30 metres (100 ft) high. Hull 2009, p.102. Although Kenilworth's great tower is larger, it is similar to that of Brandon Castle near Coventry; both were built by the local Clinton family (Geoffrey de Clinton) in the 1120s. Morris 2010, p.37. The tower can be termed a hall keep, as it is longer than it is wide. The lowest floor is filled with earth, possibly taken from the earlier motte that may have been present on the site, and is further protected by a sloping stone plinth around the base. The tall Tudor windows at the top of the tower date from the 1570s. Morris 2010, p.8. Leicester's gatehouse was built on the north side of the base court, replacing an older gatehouse to provide a fashionable entrance from the direction of Coventry. Morris 2010, p.26. The external design, with its symbolic towers and, originally, battlements, echoes a style popular a century or more before, closely resembling Kirby Muxloe (Kirby Muxloe Castle) and the Beauchamp gatehouse at Warwick Castle. Johnson 2000, p.233; Morris 2010, p.26, 47. By contrast the interior, with its contemporary wood panelling, is in the same, highly contemporary Elizabethan fashion of Leicester's building in the inner court. Johnson 2000, p.233. Leicester's gatehouse is one of the few parts of the castle to remain intact. The stables built by John Dudley (John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland) in the 1550s also survive and lie along the east side of the base court. Morris 2010, p.28. The stable block is a large building built mostly in stone, but with a timber-framed, decoratively panelled first storey designed in an anachronistic, vernacular style. Morris 2010, p.28; Johnson 2000, p.224. Both buildings could have easily been seen from Leicester's building and were therefore on permanent display to visitors. Leciester's intent may have been to create a deliberately anachronistic view across the base court, echoing the older ideals of chivalry and romance alongside the more modern aspects of the redesign of the castle. Johnson 2000, p.226; Stokstad, p.80. birth_date WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry

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, Coventry, England), is a British electronic dance music DJ (disc jockey) and music producer best known for her career as a leading female DJ, mixing numerous Euphoria albums, her popular Lashed dance music events and being the first and only female to be considered among the top ten DJs in the world by DJ Magazine Personal life Lisa Dawn Rose Wyatt was born in Holbrooks, Coventry, where she grew up with her mother, father, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Raised

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the conspirators planned to install on the throne as a Catholic Queen The conspirators' principal aim was to kill King James, but many other important targets would also be present at the State Opening, including the monarch's nearest relatives and members of the Privy Council. The senior judges of the English legal system, most of the Protestant aristocracy, and the bishops of the Church of England would all have attended in their capacity as members of the House of Lords, along with the members

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, Holbrooks, Coventry, England ) is an English (English people) traditional pop music singer (singing), songwriter and record producer. Born in Coventry, and having previously played for Oxford UCCE and British Universities, he has come through

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towards business services, finance, research, design and development, creative industries as well as logistics and leisure. Coventry motor companies (:Category:Coventry motor companies) once contributed significantly to the British motor industry but that role is now much diminished. This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Coventry at current basic prices by ''Office for National Statistics'' with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling:

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: email address Medieval Spon Street, CV1 3AX lat long directions phone +44 24 7655-9958 tollfree fax hours price content Popular live music bar In the centre of the city you will find the usual pub chains as well as some new bars that have recently been established close to Millennium Place. *

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, the Hillman Hunter, was the Coventry-based company's major competitor in the medium family car segment. In its 13-year production run, its UK market contemporaries included the Ford Cortina, Morris Marina and Vauxhall Victor, although model positioning within the range meant competition with some larger cars as well, including the BMC ADO17 (that is, in plain English, the Austin (etc.) 1800). ---- In 1957, a first official proposal presented a square virtually similar

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-Hillman. Production of their Whitley (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley) heavy bomber for the Royal Air Force was a priority, and work on the Ensign proceeded slowly. Construction took place not at the main Coventry factory, but at the workshops of Air Service Training Ltd in Hamble (Hamble-le-Rice). Constant changes were requested by Imperial, slowing production further. As a result, the Ensign's maiden flight did not take place until 24 January 1938. Jackson, A. J. ''British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Volume 1.'' London: Putnam & Co., 2nd Edition 1973. ISBN 0-370-10006-9. Despite being underpowered, the aircraft was certified, and full airline service began between Croydon Airport and Paris, France in October of that year. right thumb Green Lane, Finham (Image:Green Lane Finham Coventry.jpg) '''Finham''' is a mainly residential part of the city of Coventry, West Midlands (West Midlands (county)), England, and is the city's southernmost suburb, approximately WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry


from Coventry's (Coventry) Lanchester Polytechnic (Coventry University) (now Coventry University) in 1989. He gained a 2.1 in Communication Studies. During his time there he played rhythm guitar with the critically acclaimed pop punk band Cradle Song (AKA The Vendetta Men). He'd previously spent some time in The Strike It Out Gang and A-Bomb, an influential punk band featuring experimental guitarist Mick Corney. He started his career working in local government in the Kent County Council


'''Coventry''' ( ) is a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and metropolitan borough in the centre of England. It has been the capital of England more than once in the 15th century when the seat of Government was held in Coventry. Historic Coventry - Coventry, Some History "Historic Coventry", ''Historic Coventry'' Coventry's outstanding heritage includes the Roman Fort at Baginton, Lady Godiva, St Mary's Guildhall (where kings and queens were entertained) City Guild of Tour Guides "City Guild of Tour Guides", ''City Guild of Tour Guides'' and three cathedrals. Historic Coventry - Cathedrals "Historic Coventry", ''Historic Coventry''

Coventry is located in the county of West Midlands (West Midlands (county)) although historically (Historic counties of England) speaking, it is part of Warwickshire. Coventry is the 10th-largest city in England and the 12th-largest UK (United Kingdom) city overall. List of English districts by population based on Census 2011 figures, Coventry is the 10th-largest city in England and the 12th-largest city in the UK proper with a population of 316,915; after London (1st: 8,204,407), Birmingham (2nd: 1,074,283), Leeds (3rd: 750,683), Glasgow (Scotland) (4th: 598,830), Sheffield (5th 551,756), Bradford (6th: 523,115), Manchester (7th: 502,902), Edinburgh (Scotland) (8th: 495,360), Liverpool (9th: 465,656), Cardiff (Wales) (10th: 346,100), Leicester (11th: 329,627) and Wakefield (12th: 326,433). It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands (West Midlands (region)) region, after Birmingham, with a population of 329,810 in 2013. 2013 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics "UK Population Estimates", ''ONS (Office for National Statistics)'' Coventry is an ancient settlement that predates Birmingham and Leicester.

Coventry is situated north of Warwick. It is further from the coast than any other city in Britain (City status in the United Kingdom). Although harbouring a population of almost a third-of-a-million inhabitants, Coventry is not amongst the English Core Cities Group due to its proximity to Birmingham. Approximately half a million people live within 10 miles (16 km) of Coventry city centre.

Coventry was the world's first twin city (Twin towns and sister cities), when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad (Volgograd) (now Volgograd) during the Second World War. The relationship developed through ordinary people in Coventry who wanted to show their support for the Soviet (Soviet Union) Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad. A part of the city centre at the entrance to the Lower Precinct is named Lidice Place.

Coventry Cathedral is one of the newer cathedral buildings, having been built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral (Coventry Blitz) church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe on 14 November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry. The city has two universities, the city centre-based Coventry University and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.

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