It was with great sadness that we read the news yesterday morning, news that ancient buildings standing opposite Exeter Cathedral had been badly burned during the night. We'd seen them only the day before. The Royal Clarence Hotel, which is the most damaged, dates back to was the first building in England to be called "hotel". That was in 1770, but the building dates back to the Middle Ages. It's all very sad, though, mercifully, there have been no human casualties.
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