a Historic City in the county of West Midlands
Stow on the Wold
a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire
in the county of Hampshire
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Camera Make: FUJIFILM Model: FinePix S5700 S700 Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 8 mm, Aperture: f 4.4, ISO: 64, Exposure time: 1/180 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EVDate/Time Creation: February 9, 2008, 4:48 pm ImageID:1054500, Image size: 1000 x 750 pixels
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When King Stephen, who was holding John Marshal's young son 'William' hostage outside the besieged Newbury Castle, sent word that if John did not surrender he would hang the young boy, John responded by saying that he did not care about the child, since he still had the anvils and hammers to produce even finer sons!
However, the king could not bring himself to harm the boy (who was just 5 yrs old), and the young William Marshal would live and grow up to become England's Greatest ever Knight.
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