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10 facts about the Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London in 1666 is part of British folklore but how much do you really know about those dramatic three days in September?
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Explore the history of the Great Fire of London

The famous blaze raged for days and its impact is still felt on the capital’s skyline. Neil Jones takes a closer look at the extraordinary events of the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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Lovely Cornwall locations of Poldark, series 2

As the second series of hit TV show Poldark returns to our screens for an autumn tour de force, we take at look at the real star of the show – its wild and beautiful Cornwall locations.

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Tudor of the Month – Margaret Tudor

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores the dramatic life of Henry VIII’s sister, Margaret Tudor.

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10 best stately homes

Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best. Read More »

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Where to have a Swallows and Amazons adventure

A new film version of Swallows and Amazons brings the rural way of life back to the big screen. Here we check out the beautiful locations used in the movie.

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