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England

England became a unified state in AD 927 and, since the 15th century, has had a significant impact on the wider world, developing the English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world. Its beautiful and varied countryside is interspersed with quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities including the capital, London.

The truth about 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.

Discover Durham’s summer of culture

This summer, the historic city and country of Durham is showcasing its history and heritage like never before with a wealth of fabulous attractions.

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.

In photos: The Tower of London

Nine hundred and fifty years after it was first founded, we take a look inside one of Britain’s most iconic and historic buildings, the Tower of London.

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CLOSED: WIN a VIP visit to the Crown Jewels

The winner of our competition will enjoy a ticket for a VIP tour of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and a two-night stay for two people at the Great Northern Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel.

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In photos: Beatrix Potter’s Lake District

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, we take a look at the lovely Lake District landscape she fell in love with and inspired her stories.

Arts festival marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

London’s Burning, a series of spectacular art events, will mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire from 30 August to 4 September 2016.

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Exhibition marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

Fire! Fire! is a fascinating interactive exhibition at the Museum of London which looks at the history of Great Fire of London to mark the devastating blaze of 1666.

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Top 10 beaches in Britain

Britain’s beaches offer something for everyone, whether it’s the traditional bucket-and-spade seaside experience or somewhere to walk and admire the scenery.

BRITAIN’s top 5 London outdoor attractions

Get the best out of summer in the city by heading to these great spots where your entertainment is served up with a dose of sunshine.