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The rise of Queen Elizabeth I

The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was known as the ‘Virgin Queen’ for her failure to marry but she reigned over an exciting period of English accomplishment.

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King Henry VIII. Credit: vincevoigt/ISTOCK

Henry VIII: King of England

Remembered as much for his wives as his politics, we delve into the life of this most complicated monarch, who is perhaps the most well-known of all the Kings of England.

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The top 10 Father’s Day events 2015

As Father’s Day approaches (21 June in Britain), here are our top 10 British days out that your dad will simply love… Read More »

The Battle of Waterloo by Jan Willem Pieneman 1824. Credit: FineArt/Alamy

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

On 18 June 1815 a bloody encounter 10 miles south of Brussels altered the course of Europe’s history and gave the English language a new maxim: to meet your Waterloo. Here are some of the best ways to commemorate the anniversary of Wellington’s famous victory against Napoleon.

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10 facts you didn't know about Shakespeare

10 greatest men in British history

William Shakespeare, Thomas Cromwell and Robert the Bruce all make historian Dan Snow’s top 10 of the greatest men in British history – who would make your list?

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Mews of Mayfair

Afternoon tea at the Mews of Mayfair

Enjoy a lovely English afternoon tea in the heart of London’s Mayfair, just a stone’s throw from the shops of Bond Street, and sample one of the British-themed cocktails.

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