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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.
Cherry Garden, Ham House, Richmond, London’s stately homes

London’s stately homes: Kenwood, Chiswick and Ham House

Better known for its royal palaces, London also boasts some great houses that provide a glimpse into the city’s aristocratic past. Here are some of the most magnificent of London’s stately homes

A statue of Robert the Bruce outside Bannockburn Heritage Centre in Stirling, Scotland

Who was Robert the Bruce? Who did he murder?

Robert I of Scotland murdered his rival, attacked English occupiers and eventually negotiated peace talks. He ruled from 1306 to 1329

Roman gladiator show

Roman London: what to do at the Londinium 2017 festival

Gladiators, togas, chariots. We think we know what life in Roman London was like. But is any of it true? We preview Londinium, a season of events in the capital celebrating London’s Roman heritage

Queen Victoria’s bedroom, Arundel castle, West Sussex, British castles, castle interiors, Victorians

Exclusive: Stunning photos of Arundel Castle

Take a look at these beautiful photos of Arundel Castle, which show the true majesty of the West Sussex castle in its 950th year

RSC, London, West End, Queen Anne

Review: Queen Anne reigns supreme at London’s Royal Haymarket Theatre

This Royal Shakespeare Company smash hit, which has just transferred to London’s West End, explores the troubled life of Queen Anne during a time of political turmoil

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, beautiful photos of Cornwall

West Cornwall photos: summer seaside inspiration

Looking for some summer holiday inspiration? Then click through these gorgeous photos of West Cornwall, including Penzance, St Michael’s Mount and the Minack Theatre

The Royal Opera House, London | london theatre | best London theatre venues | London’s West End

5 of the best: London theatre hotspots

London’s theatre scene is at the heart of the capital’s creativity and a visit to a world-class show is a must-see for many visitors. Here we explore the best spots to sample a theatrical treat.

Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Credit: Matt Crockett

West End musical Wicked: be spellbound by this London theatre smash hit

The multi award-winning West End musical Wicked, now in its 11th year, will blow you away

The new colonnade entrance from Exhibition Road uses the 1909 Aston Webb Screen. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

21st-century makeover for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

See the results of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s biggest architectural project in 100 years

A romantic treasure hunt at the British Museum

A new interactive trail at the British Museum promises to help visitors engage with some of the museum’s exhibits in a fun and slightly naughty way. Following success at the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay…

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