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Salisbury Plain

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Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in the south western part of central southern England covering. [1]

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A. G. Street

Arthur George Street (7 April 1892 – 21 July 1966), who wrote under the name of A. G. Street, was an English farmer, writer and broadcaster.

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A303 road

The A303 is a trunk road in southern England, running between Basingstoke in Hampshire and Honiton in Devon via Stonehenge.

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A345 road

The A345 is a secondary A road in Wiltshire, England running from Salisbury to Marlborough and the A4.

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A360 road

The A360 is a minor A road in Wiltshire, England, running from Devizes to Salisbury, through the villages of Potterne, West Lavington, Tilshead, and Shrewton, and passing near the Stonehenge ancient monument.

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AAC Middle Wallop

AAC Middle Wallop is a British Army base near the Hampshire village of Middle Wallop.

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Adonis blue

The Adonis blue (Polyommatus bellargus) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

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AgustaWestland Apache

The AgustaWestland Apache is a licence-built version of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter for the British Army's Army Air Corps.

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Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England.

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Andrena hattorfiana

Andrena hattorfiana is a species of mining bees belonging to the family Andrenidae subfamily Andreninae.

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The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Anguis fragilis

Anguis fragilis, the slowworm, is a legless lizard native to Eurasia.

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Anostraca is one of the four orders of crustaceans in the class Branchiopoda; its members are also known as fairy shrimp.

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Anthyllis vulneraria

Anthyllis vulneraria (common kidneyvetch, kidney vetch, woundwort) is a medicinal plant native to Europe.

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Arabis hirsuta

Arabis hirsuta, known as hairy rock-cress, is a flowering plant of the genus Arabis in the family Brassicaceae.

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Arable land

Arable land (from Latin arabilis, "able to be plowed") is, according to one definition, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops.

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Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.

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Armadillos are New World placental mammals in the order Cingulata with a leathery armour shell.

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Arrhenatherum elatius

Arrhenatherum elatius, with the common names false oat-grass, tall oat-grass, tall meadow oat, onion couch and tuber oat-grass, is a perennial species of grass, common in the temperate regions of Europe.

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Asperula cynanchica

Asperula cynanchica (squinancywort or squincywort) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family.

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Astragalus danicus

Astragalus danicus, known as purple milk-vetch, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae (legumes).

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Barn owl

The barn owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds.

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Battlesbury Camp

Battlesbury Camp is the site of an Iron Age bivallate hill fort on Battlesbury Hill in Wiltshire in South West England.

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Beatnik was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s.

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Beech (Fagus) is a genus of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia, and North America.

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Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota.

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Bembecia ichneumoniformis

Bembecia ichneumoniformis, the six-belted clearwing, is a moth of the Sesiidae family.

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Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.

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Berkshire Downs

The Berkshire Downs are a range of chalk downland hills in southern England, part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Billy Bragg

Stephen William "Billy" Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing political activist.

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Blackmore Vale

The Blackmore Vale (less commonly spelt Blackmoor) is a vale, or wide valley, in north Dorset, and to a lesser extent south Somerset and southwest Wiltshire in southern England.

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Bratton Castle

Bratton Castle (also known as Bratton Camp) is a bivallate Iron Age hill fort on Bratton Down, at the western edge of the Salisbury Plain escarpment.

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British Army Training Unit Suffield

The British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) is a British Army unit located at the vast training area of Canadian Forces Base Suffield near Suffield, Alberta, Canada.

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British Forces Broadcasting Service

The British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides radio and television programmes for Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and their dependents worldwide.

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British Iron Age

The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own.

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Broken-belted bumblebee

The broken-belted bumblebee or Ilfracombe bumblebee, Bombus soroeensis, is a species of bumblebee present in most of Europe and parts of Asia.

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Bromus erectus

Bromus erectus, commonly known as erect brome, upright brome or meadow brome, is a dense, course, tufted perennial grass.

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Bronze Age

The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.

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Brown hairstreak

The brown hairstreak (Thecla betulae) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

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Brown-banded carder bee

The brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis) is a bumblebee found in most of Europe west of Russia, with the exception of Ireland and Iceland.

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Bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses.

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Bulford Camp

Bulford Camp is a military camp on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.

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Buzzard is the common name of several species of bird of prey.

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Calcareous grassland

Calcareous grassland (or alkaline grassland) is an ecosystem associated with thin basic soil, such as that on chalk and limestone downland.

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Calluna vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the flowering plant family Ericaceae.

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Campanula glomerata

Campanula glomerata, known by the common names clustered bellflower or Dane's blood, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Campanula, belonging to the family Campanulaceae.

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Cantharis fusca

Cantharis fusca is a species of soldier beetle.

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Carex humilis

Carex humilis (also known as dwarf sedge) is a species of sedge that can be found in Western Europe.

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Casterley Camp

Casterley Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort located in Wiltshire.

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Catch Us If You Can (film)

Catch Us If You Can (1965) (released with the title Having a Wild Weekend in the U.S.) was the feature-film debut of director John Boorman.

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Causewayed enclosure

A causewayed enclosure is a type of large prehistoric earthwork common to the early Neolithic in Europe.

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Centaurea scabiosa

Centaurea scabiosa or greater knapweed is a perennial plant of the genus Centaurea.

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Cerastium pumilum

Cerastium pumilum, the dwarf mouse-ear or European chickweed, is an annual or biannual herbaceous plant, between 2 and 20 cm.

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Chalk is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite.

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Chalk Group

The Chalk Group (often just called the Chalk) is the lithostratigraphic unit (a certain number of rock strata) which contains the late Cretaceous limestone succession in southern and eastern England.

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Chalkhill blue

The chalkhill blue (Polyommatus coridon) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

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Chieftain (tank)

The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The main battle tank was further improved by being the first tank in service to incorporate the Chobham armour upgrades. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining backwards) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height. A new powerpack and improved transmission gave it higher speed than the Centurion despite being heavier due to major upgrades to armour protection and the armament. It remained in service until replaced by the Challenger 1 which shared a large number of the Chieftain's features.

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Chirocephalus diaphanus

Chirocephalus diaphanus is a widely distributed European species of fairy shrimp that lives as far north as Great Britain, where it is the only surviving species of fairy shrimp and is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

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Chitterne is a village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire, in the south west of England.

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Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch is a town and borough on the south coast of England.

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Cirsium acaule

Cirsium acaule or acaulon has the English name dwarf thistle or stemless thistle.

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Cladonia (cup lichen) is a genus of moss-like lichens in the family Cladoniaceae.

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Clay is a finely-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with possible traces of quartz (SiO2), metal oxides (Al2O3, MgO etc.) and organic matter.

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Common frog

The common frog (Rana temporaria), also known as the European common frog, European common brown frog, European grass frog, or simply a frog, is a semi-aquatic amphibian of the family Ranidae, found throughout much of Europe as far north as Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for most of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans.

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Common nightingale

The common nightingale or simply nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as rufous nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song.

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Common toad

The common toad, European toad, or in Anglophone parts of Europe, simply the toad (Bufo bufo, from Latin bufo "toad"), is an amphibian found throughout most of Europe (with the exception of Ireland, Iceland, and some Mediterranean islands), in the western part of North Asia, and in a small portion of Northwest Africa.

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Corn bunting

The corn bunting (Emberiza calandra) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

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Cuckoo bee

The term cuckoo bee is used for a variety of different bee lineages which have evolved the kleptoparasitic behaviour of laying their eggs in the nests of other bees, reminiscent of the behavior of cuckoo birds.

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Dark green fritillary

The dark green fritillary (Argynnis aglaja) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

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Dave Clark (musician)

Dave Clark (born 15 December 1939 or 1942) is an English musician, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur.

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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom.

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Dicranum scoparium

Dicranum scoparium, the broom forkmoss, is a species of dicranid moss, native to North America, including the Great Lakes region.

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Dorset Downs

The Dorset Downs are an area of chalk downland in the centre of the county Dorset in south west England.

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A downland is an area of open chalk hills.

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Draba verna

Draba verna (syn. Erophila verna) may also go by the names spring draba, shadflower, nailwort, common whitlowgrass, vernal whitlow grass, early witlow grass or whitlow-grass.

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Durrington Walls

Durrington Walls is the site of a large Neolithic settlement and later henge enclosure located in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

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Edward Rutherfurd

Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born 1948 in Salisbury, England).

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English Channel

The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that forms as an effect of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively leveled areas having differing elevations.

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Eupithecia pimpinellata

Eupithecia pimpinellata, the pimpinel pug, is a moth of the Geometridae family.

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Eupithecia subumbrata

Eupithecia subumbrata, the shaded pug, is a moth of the Geometridae family.

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Festuca ovina

Sheep's fescue or sheep fescue (Festuca ovina) is a species of grass.

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Festuca rubra

Festuca rubra is a species of grass known by the common name red fescue or creeping red fescue.

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Filipendula vulgaris

Filipendula vulgaris, commonly known as dropwort or fern-leaf dropwort, is a perennial herb of the family Rosaceae closely related to Meadowsweet.

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Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann were a British comedy duo.

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True flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wings".

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Galium pumilum

Galium pumilum, the slender bedstraw or small bedstraw, is a plant species of the genus Galium.

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Galium verum

Galium verum (lady's bedstraw or yellow bedstraw) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Rubiaceae.

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Genista tinctoria

Genista tinctoria (dyer’s greenweed or dyer's broom) is a species of flowering plant of the family Fabaceae.

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Gentianella anglica

Gentianella anglica, the early gentian, is a species of the genus Gentianella native to Great Britain.

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Geology of Great Britain

The geology of Great Britain is renowned for its diversity.

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Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the dramatist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) and to the works they jointly created.

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Grass snake

The grass snake (Natrix natrix), sometimes called the ringed snake or water snake, is a Eurasian non-venomous snake.

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Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs.

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Grayling (butterfly)

The grayling or rock grayling (Hipparchia semele) is a species in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae.

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Great bustard

The great bustard (Otis tarda) is a bird in the bustard family, the only member of the genus Otis.

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Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (25 April 187420 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.

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Hamearis lucina

Hamearis lucina, the Duke of Burgundy, the only member of the genus Hamearis, is a European butterfly in the family Riodinidae.

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Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is a small human settlement.

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Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.

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Helianthemum nummularium

Helianthemum nummularium (known as common rock-rose) is a species of rock-rose (Cistaceae), native to most of Europe.

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Help! (film)

Help! is a 1965 British musical comedy-adventure film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal, Roy Kinnear and Patrick Cargill.

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Hemaris tityus

Hemaris tityus, the narrow-bordered bee hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae which is native to the Palearctic.

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Hen harrier

The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey.

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Heracleum sphondylium

Heracleum sphondylium, commonly known as hogweed, common hogweed or cow parsnip, is a herbaceous perennial or biennial plant, in the umbelliferous family Apiaceae that includes fennel, cow parsley, ground elder and giant hogweed.

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.

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The Heteroptera are a group of about 40,000 species of insects in the order Hemiptera.

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Hieracium pilosella

Hieracium pilosella (syn. Pilosella officinarum), known as mouse-ear hawkweed, is a yellow-flowered species of flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to Europe and northern Asia.

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Hill figure

A hill figure is a large visual representation created by cutting into a steep hillside and revealing the underlying geology.

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A hillfort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage.

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Hinton Parva, Wiltshire

Hinton Parva, also known as Little Hinton, is a village in the unitary authority of Swindon in Wiltshire, England.

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Hippocrepis comosa

Hippocrepis comosa, the horseshoe vetch, is a species of perennial flowering plant belonging to the genus Hippocrepis in the Fabaceae family.

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Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies, or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae.

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Human settlement

In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live.

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I Need You (Beatles song)

"I Need You" is a song by the Beatles and appears on the album Help!.

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Imber is an uninhabited village in part of the British Army's training grounds on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England.

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Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

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John Boorman

John Boorman, CBE (born 18 January 1933) is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and Queen and Country.

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John Constable

John Constable, (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English landscape painter in the naturalistic tradition.

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Juniperus communis

Juniperus communis, the common juniper, is a species of conifer in the genus Juniperus, in the family Cupressaceae.

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Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of, made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal.

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Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha is a species of grass known by the common name prairie Junegrass in the United States and crested hair-grass in the UK.

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Larkhill is a garrison town in the civil parish of Durrington, Wiltshire, England.

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Leontodon hispidus

Leontodon hispidus is a species of hawkbit known by the common names bristly hawkbit and rough hawkbit.

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Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.

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Long barrow

A long barrow is a rectangular or trapezoidal tumulus; that is, a prehistoric mound of earth and stones built over a grave or group of graves.

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Long-eared owl

The long-eared owl (Asio otus), also known as the northern long-eared owl, is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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A lynchet is an earth terrace found on the side of a hill.

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Marconi's law

Marconi's law is the relation between height of antennas and maximum signaling distance of radio transmissions.

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Marsh fritillary

The marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

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Melitta (bee)

Melitta is a genus of bees in the family Melittidae.

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Merlin (bird)

The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere, with numerous subspecies throughout North America and Eurasia.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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MoD Boscombe Down

MoD Boscombe Down is the home of a military aircraft testing site, located near the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England.

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Montagu's harrier

The Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family.

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National nature reserve (United Kingdom)

Some statutory nature reserves are designated by national bodies in the United Kingdom, and are known as national nature reserves.

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The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.

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Neotinea ustulata

Neotinea ustulata (known as burnt orchid or burnt-tip orchid) is a European terrestrial orchid native to mountains in central and southern Europe, growing at up to elevation.

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North Wessex Downs

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (also known as the Chalkenwolds) is located in the English counties of West Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

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Northern crested newt

The northern crested newt, also known as the great crested newt or warty newt (Triturus cristatus) is a newt in the family Salamandridae, found across Europe and parts of Asia.

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Old Sarum

Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury in England.

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One of Us (Yes, Prime Minister)

“One of Us” is the eighth episode of the BBC comedy series Yes, Prime Minister and was first broadcast 27 February 1986.

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Onobrychis viciifolia

Onobrychis viciifolia, also known as O. sativa or common sainfoin has been an important forage legume in temperate regions until the 1950s.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.

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Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey (OS) is a national mapping agency in the United Kingdom which covers the island of Great Britain.

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Orthoptera is an order of insects that comprises the grasshoppers, locusts and crickets, including closely related insects such as the katydids and wetas.

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The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot and parsley.

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Phibalapteryx virgata

The Oblique Striped (Phibalapteryx virgata) is a moth of the family Geometridae.

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The Pinophyta, also known as Coniferophyta or Coniferae, or commonly as conifers, are a division of vascular land plants containing a single extant class, Pinopsida.

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In geography, a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation.

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In geology and physical geography a plateau (or; plural plateaus or plateaux),is also called a high plain or a tableland, it is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes.

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Polygala calcarea

Polygala calcarea, the chalk milkwort, is a species of flowering plant in the family Polygalaceae, native to western Europe.

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Porton Down

Porton Down is a United Kingdom science park, situated just northeast of the village of Porton near Salisbury, in Wiltshire, England.

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Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes.

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RAF Upavon

Trenchard Lines is a major British Army headquarters.

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River Avon, Bristol

The River Avon is an English river in the south west of the country.

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River Avon, Hampshire

The River Avon is a river in the south of England.

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River Bourne, Wiltshire

The River Bourne is a river in the English county of Wiltshire, a tributary of the Salisbury Avon.

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River Wylye

The River Wylye is a southern England chalk stream, with clear water flowing over gravel.

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Robin Hood's Ball

Robin Hood’s Ball is a Neolithic causewayed enclosure on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.

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Roman roads

Roman roads (Latin: viae Romanae; singular: via Romana meaning "Roman way") were physical infrastructure vital to the maintenance and development of the Roman state, and were built from about 300 BC through the expansion and consolidation of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

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Royal School of Artillery

The Royal School of Artillery (RSA), formerly the School of Instruction for Royal Horse and Field Artillery (Larkhill), is the principal training establishment for artillery warfare in the British Army.

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Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 40,302, at the confluence of the rivers Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne.

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Salisbury (album)

Salisbury is the second studio album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in February 1971 by Vertigo Records.

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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.

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Salvia pratensis

Salvia pratensis (meadow clary or meadow sage) is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

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Sanguisorba minor

Sanguisorba minor, the salad burnet, garden burnet, small burnet, burnet, is a plant in the family Rosaceae that is native to western, central and southern Europe; northwest Africa and southwest Western Asia; and which has naturalized in most of North America.

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Serratula tinctoria, commonly known as dyer's plumeless saw-wort or saw-wort, is a species in the genus Serratula.

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Saxicola (Latin: saxum, rock + incola, dwelling in.), the stonechats or chats, is a genus of 15 species of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World.

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Saxifraga tridactylites

Saxifraga tridactylites, the rue-leaved saxifrage or "nailwort", is a species of plant in the family Saxifragaceae.

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Scleranthus annuus

Scleranthus annuus is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common names German knotweed and annual knawel.

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Scratchbury Camp

Scratchbury Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort located on Scratchbury Hill, near the village of Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England.

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Sheep farming

Sheep farming is the raising and breeding of domestic sheep.

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Short-eared owl

The short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) is a species of typical owl (family Strigidae).

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Shrewton is a village and civil parish on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, located around west of Amesbury and north of Salisbury.

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Shrubland, scrubland, scrub, brush, or bush is a plant community characterised by vegetation dominated by shrubs, often also including grasses, herbs, and geophytes.

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Sidbury Hill, Wiltshire

Sidbury Hill, or Sidbury Camp, is the site of an Iron Age bivallate hillfort located in Wiltshire.

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Site of Special Scientific Interest

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man.

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Smooth newt

The smooth newt, also known as the common newt (Lissotriton vulgaris; formerly Triturus vulgaris) is a species of amphibian, the most common newt of the genus Lissotriton.

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Soldier beetle

The soldier beetles (Cantharidae) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles.

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South West England

South West England is one of nine official regions of England.

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Special Area of Conservation

A Special Area of Conservation (SAC) is defined in the European Union's Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), also known as the Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora.

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Special Protection Area

A Special Protection Area (SPA) is a designation under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.

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Stachys officinalis

Stachys officinalis is commonly known as common hedgenettle, betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop's wort.

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The stone-curlews, also known as dikkops or thick-knees, consist of nine species within the family Burhinidae, and are found throughout the tropical and temperate parts of the world, with two species found in Australia.

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, west of Amesbury.

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Succisa pratensis

Succisa pratensis, also known as devil's-bit or devil's-bit scabious, is a flowering plant in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae.

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Synanthedon andrenaeformis

Synanthedon andrenaeformis, the orange-tailed clearwing, is a moth of the Sesiidae family.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Night Before (song)

"The Night Before" is a song by the Beatles from their 1965 film Help and accompanying album Help!.

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Thesium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Santalaceae.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet.

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Thymus praecox

Thymus praecox is a species of thyme.

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Thymus serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum, known by the common names of Breckland thyme, Breckland wild thyme, wild thyme, creeping thyme, or elfin thyme, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to most of Europe and North Africa.

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Tidworth Camp

Tidworth Camp is a military installation at Tidworth in Wiltshire.

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Tilshead is a village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire in southern England.

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Ulex (commonly known as gorse, furze or whin) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae.

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The Ulidiidae (formerly Otitidae) or picture-winged flies are a large and diverse cosmopolitan family of flies (Diptera), and as in related families, most species are herbivorous or detritivore.

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Uriah Heep (band)

Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969.

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Urophora solstitialis

Urophora solstitialis is a species of tephritid or fruit flies in the genus Urophora of the family Tephritidae.

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Vale of Pewsey

The Vale of Pewsey or Pewsey Vale is an area of Wiltshire, England to the east of Devizes and south of Marlborough, centred on the town of Pewsey.

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Vale of Wardour

The Vale of Wardour is a valley in the county of Wiltshire, England.

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A valley is a low area between hills or mountains often with a river running through it.

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Vespasian's Camp

Vespasian's Camp is an Iron Age Hillfort in the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England.

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A villa was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house.

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Vipera berus

Vipera berus, the common European adderMallow D, Ludwig D, Nilson G. (2003).

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Viviparous lizard

The viviparous lizard or common lizard, Zootoca vivipara (formerly Lacerta vivipara), is a Eurasian lizard.

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Volucella inflata

Volucella inflata is a large species of European hoverfly.

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Warminster is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum.

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Westbury White Horse

The Westbury or Bratton White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately east of Westbury in Wiltshire, England.

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The wheatears are passerine birds of the genus Oenanthe.

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The whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) is a small migratory passerine bird breeding in Europe and western Asia and wintering in central Africa.

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White Barrow

White Barrow is a large Neolithic long barrow situated on a chalk ridge on Salisbury Plain just outside the village of Tilshead in Wiltshire.

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William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist.

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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of.

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Wireless telegraphy

Wireless telegraphy is the transmission of telegraphy signals from one point to another by means of an electromagnetic, electrostatic or magnetic field, or by electrical current through the earth or water.

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Woodland, is a low-density forest forming open habitats with plenty of sunlight and limited shade.

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Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yarnbury Castle

Yarnbury Castle is the site of a multiphase, multivallate iron age hillfort near the village and civil parish of Steeple Langford, two miles along the A303 from Winterbourne Stoke, in Wiltshire.

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Yes Minister

Yes Minister is a political satire British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted on BBC Two from 1980 to 1984, split over three seven-episode series.

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The Zygaenidae moths are a family of Lepidoptera.

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