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Robert Owen Pioneering Socialist

Robert Owen and Harmony Hall

Robert Owen was a pioneering socialist, who brought his ideas of Utopian living to the Hampshire countryside by building Harmony Hall near East Tytherley. Little remains now of the Hall, it was burnt down in the C20th but Robert Owen’s socialist ideas live on.

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Jane Austen in Chawton

The village of Chawton sweeps you back to the early years of the C19th, when Jane Austen and her family lived in the heart of the village

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Death of Jane Austen 1817

The death of Jane Austen in 1817 is still a puzzle but her gravestone in Winchester Cathedral is testament to her nature and nowhere does it speak of her being an author, just a much loved daughter and sister

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