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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.
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Cornwall Insider’s Guide

Cornwall’s very name is evocative, tinged with a sense of excitement and wildness. From the literary romance of Daphne du Maurier country, to the seaside artists’ colony of St Ives, this south-west gem is a county of contrast.

What’s your favourite London attraction?

London boasts come fantastic attractions, but which is the best? We want you to let us know!

Luxury London shopping

When it comes to living the life of a lord, there’s nowhere like London, whether it’s sampling super luxury in Bond Street’s boutiques or following in the footsteps of royalty at the opera

Visit London€™s’ blue plaque properties

Scattered across London, in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life, connecting people with places

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A tour of the Cotswolds

We explore the honey-coloured villages that make up the Cotswolds, home to artists, antiques and Olympick games

The history of London’s Olympics

From unlikely origins in sleepy Shropshire, the history of the Olympic Games has been characterised by stories of triumph over adversity and a very British sense of fair play

Portsmouth Insider’s Guide: Warships & Waterfronts

The south-east city of Portsmouth has seen its fair share of history. With a famous residents roll call that includes Henry VIII, Horatio Lord Nelson and literary heroes such as Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle,…

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Gloucester Cathedral

Boasting a wealth of ancient buildings and monuments that have borne witness to defining moments in British history, Gloucester is truly a great English cathedral

Where do these everyday expressions come from?

Have you ever wonderedwhere we get everyday expressions such as ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ or ‘how are the mighty fallen’ from?

King’s College Chapel: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

It’s one of Britain’s best loved traditions, watched by millions on TV and radio. The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918. Since then, the annual…

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