Whitby Abbey: the gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.

From Mina Harker’s diary, Chapter 6, Dracula by Bram Stoker: “Right over the town is the ruin od Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes, and which is the scene of part of ‘Marmion’, where the girl was built up in the wall. It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits. There is a legend that a white lady is seen in one of the windows…this is to my mind the nicest spot in Whitby…” Stories apart, Whitby Abbey was a…

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#TodayInHistory – August 2

August 2 – Some important events on this day. 338 BC 👉🏼 Macedonian army led by Philip II defeats combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean 216 BC 👉🏼 Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats numerically superior Roman army under command consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro 1610 👉🏼 Henry Hudson enters the bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay 1776 👉🏼 Formal signing of the US Declaration…

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