235 Interesting and historical facts about England.
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The King's School in Canterbury, England, is Britain's oldest public school and arguably the oldest continuously operating school in the world, as education on the Abbey and Cathedral grounds has been uninterrupted since AD 597.
The town of Ellesmere is located by the side of Ellesmere (aka 'the Mere'), which is one of the largest natural meres in England outside of the Lake District and one of nine glacial meres in the area.
Ellesmere was known for its cheese making, and by the 1930s the cheese factory was the largest employer in Ellesmere
Corfe castle was the inspiration for Kirrin Island in Enid Blyton's Famous Five books.
Corfe castle was mostly demolished during the Civil War, by orders of Parliament, and then much of the stone was used by the nearby villagers.
The name 'Corfe' comes from Old English and means 'a cutting' as it is built overlooking a gap in the Purbeck Hills.
Corfe Castle was built by William the Conqueror, and it dates to the 11th century.