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St Aidan Returns King Penda’s Fire
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford
When Penda tried to burn down Bamburgh Castle, St Aidan turned the pagan King’s own weapons against him.

A FORTRESS was raised at Bamburgh by Ida, the first King of the coastal Kingdom of Bernicia, in 548. At that time, it was called Dinguoaroy; it was later named Bebbanburgh after Bebba, wife of Ida’s grandson Æthelfrith.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Raze. Raise. Erase.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Switch. Attack. Wind.

Use together in one sentence: Handful. Flames. Fortress.

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Grace Darling
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford
Mild-mannered Grace Darling persuaded her father to let her help him rescue the survivors of a shipwreck.

IN the early hours of 7th September, 1838, the Forfarshire, a paddlesteamer laden with cotton, broke apart on Big Harcar, a rocky outcrop of the island of Outer Farne.

Distress flags flew and signal guns fired at Bamburgh Castle, but no lifeboat could escape the shore in the raging storm.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Too. Also. Extra.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Rock. Spot. Spread.

Use together in one sentence: Through. Coble. Cotton.

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Sharp’s Castle
Music: Charles Avison
At Bamburgh, John Sharp organised free healthcare and education, bargain groceries, and the world’s first coastguard service.

BAMBURGH Castle was the property of the Crown until 1610, when its guardians, the Fosters, were granted ownership in recognition of long service. But it was a shadow of its former glory, and to make matters worse, Tom Foster made the two-fold error of getting into debt and backing the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Found. Founded.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Court. Leave. Fuel.

Use together in one sentence: Castle. Leave. Accommodation.

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