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Lichfield is a cathedral city in Staffordshire. Lichfield is situated roughly 16 miles north of Birmingham. Notable for its three-spired medieval cathedral, Lichfield was the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, the writer of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language.
People from Lichfield are known as Lichfeldians.

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Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.

The walls of the nave lean outwards slightly, due to the weight of stone used in the ceiling vaulting; some 200–300 tons of which was removed during renovation work to prevent the walls leaning further.

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Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House is the former home of the English poet and physician Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin.
The house is a Grade I listed building, and is now a museum commemorating Darwin's life.
He had all the ideas about evolution long before Charles. He’s a great unsung hero

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Beacon Park

Beacon Park. The park was created in 1859 when the Museum Gardens were laid out adjacent to the newly built Free Museum and Library.The park has since been extended in stages and now forms 69 acres of open parkland in the city centre.The park is located in the northwest of the city centre and to the west of the Cathedral Close across the road from the Garden of Remembrance.

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Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Staffordshire Regiment Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), its antecedent regiments and its successor regiment, The Mercian Regiment, from 1705 to the present day. The Staffordshire Regiment was an Infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of The South Staffordshire Regiment and The North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's).

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Samuel Johnson Museum

Samuel Johnson Museum. The museum opened in 1901 and is dedicated to the life and works of the author and lexicographer Samuel Johnson who wrote the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language. Johnson's father built the house in 1707 and Samuel was born in the house on 18 September 1709 and spent the majority of his first 27 years in the house before leaving for London in 1737.