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Coming soon to BBC - 'Gentleman Jack', the story of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax.
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Easter Monday in Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire.
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Correction - York Minster is grander and larger than Notre Dame! It's the largest medieval gothic cathedral north of the Alps, with Cologne (Kölner Dom) its nearest rival
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The Anglo-Saxon Goddess who lent her name to Easter, Ēostre, is almost always pictured as a young maiden surrounded all manner of symbols of spring. The truth is, though, we have almost as little information on her as we do for most of her pantheon.

In the lore, she is attested to only by the Venerable Bede in 'De Temporum Ratione', where he talks about the Anglo-Saxon month of Ēostermōnaþ. He claims it is named for the Goddess Eostre who was honored that month.
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The Anglo-Saxon Goddess who lent her name to Easter, Ēostre, is almost always pictured as a young maiden surrounded all manner of symbols of spring. The truth is, though, we have almost as little information on her as we do for most of her pantheon.

In the lore, she is attested to only by the Venerable Bede in De Temporum Ratione, where he talks about the Anglo-Saxon month of Ēostermōnaþ. He claims it is named for the Goddess Eostre who was honored that month.
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