Queen Margaret of Anjou with son and robber
Queen Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI, fleeing into a forest after the Battle of Hexham (15 May 1464, Wars of the Roses) with her son, Prince Edward, meets a robber and asks for protection. This legend has little basis in reality, as Margaret was not in England at the time of the battle.
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Patrol of boy scouts making its way across difficult country
Practical demonstration of the way General Baden-Powell's scouting scheme for boys has caught on' ha been given by his scouts' camp held at Chollerford near Hexham. Here, under what are practically active service conditions, some forty boys from both public and elementary schools ahve received a fortnight's training of scoutcraft, under 'B-P's' direction. Tracking, signalling, temporary hut-making, and the thousand and one sine qua nons of the education of the scout filled the day, while the evenings were passed with yarn and song round the camp fire'. Date: 2nd September 1905
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