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What should be ENGLAND's tree?

A yew where Magna Carta is thought to have been signed, the apple tree that inspired Newton’s theory of gravity and an oak believed to have sheltered Robin Hood.

Or Kett’s Oak in Norfolk, where farmer Robert Kett’s men met over five hundred years ago to lead the Norfolk Rebellion of peasants against robber barons, which was quashed and saw him executed at Norwich castle.

Other history-laden trees in the running include the Ankerwycke Yew at Runnymede where King John sealed the Magna Carta, and the Flower of Kent apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, that Isaac Newton sat under.

Or the tree with the widest span in the whole of the UK – the Shugborough Yew in Staffordshire – and the Allerton tree in Liverpool, which would have been the last sight of England for many migrants leaving the docks for America.


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