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How a Heat Wave Revealed the Ghost Gardens of Chatsworth, England

If you were to regally recline in a chair in one of the grand rooms on the ground floor of Chatsworth House and gaze out over the south lawn, you might feel like you were looking back through time. At the end of the 17th century, an ornate garden full of swirling green flourishes and meandering pathways was installed at the monumental English country home. But after only a few decades of the cream of the English crop sauntering around its walks, this intricate creation was leveled and replaced with…

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No more tears or pain now this young England team deserve our applause | Barney Ronay

A young, unheralded bunch of players have gone further than those before who were considered more obviously talented, more golden, more authentic Leave the flags out. Have another glass. Take another look, if you can, at those moments from Kaliningrad to Moscow when this capable England team played above itself and turned a drowsy, toxic summer back home into something else. Lets not have any anguish this time. Englands four and a half weeks at the World Cup deserves a little better, even after a Colombia and against England fans…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last 1) Brazil It is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. win over Serbia and they look capable of raising things further. thumping win over Argentina. A meeting with Spain in the last eight looks likely and Zlatko Dalics side cannot be ruled out of doing something special. 3) Belgium Whether or not they really…

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Youre Benedict Arnold! Do You Have What It Takes To Betray The Colonies?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. I’d like to say “I am this guy.” I’d like to say “Cool. I am 6-foot-4.” That’s right! You’re this guy and you’re also Benedict Arnold. You shoot a gun and ride a horse for America during the First Annual Revolutionary War. Your peers respect you, all of the Founding Fathers say things like “Now that’s one good adult” when your name gets mentioned, and you’ve never committed the crime of treason. You’ve got it all. But that’s about to change. That’s all about…

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