The rich tapestry of Britain’s history is full of fascinating characters, imposing castles and literary heroes. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Britain, the Tudor period to the Victorian era, Shakespeare to Dickens, Britain has a unique heritage like no other. Much of this historical treasure trove has been preserved to inspire us today.

The Battle of Hastings lasted one day. It was one of the longest battles in the medieval world, so a break for lunch was taken

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BRITAIN’s top 10 Roman sites

Fancy a Roman holiday? Explore the legacy of that mighty empire in Britain with a visit to these amazing locations.

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1616: Shakespeare and the year of his death

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is being marked around the world this April. We explore why there is no record of his death being marked in London in 1616.

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BRITAIN’s top 10… Shakespeare 400 events in 2016

We’ve picked out 10 of the biggest and best Shakespeare 400 events in the UK and around the world so you can celebrate the Bard wherever you are.

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March: Tudor of the Month – William Shakespeare

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores one of the most famous of them all, the Bard of Avon, Williams Shakespeare.

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Walk in the footsteps of Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816, in Yorkshire. To mark her bicentenary, we explore some of the cosy places she would have known and where you can now stay.

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Explore Shakespeare’s Britain

To mark 400 years since his death, Chris Fautley explores Shakespeare’s Britain – the places mentioned in his plays – and separates fact from fiction.

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Timeline of HM The Queen’s life and reign

To mark her 90th year, we chart Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from young princess who was third in line to the throne to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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March: Tudor of the Month – Jasper Tudor

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores the unsung Tudor hero, Jasper Tudor.

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Discover the Freud Museum in Hampstead, London

To step through the front door of 20 Maresfield Gardens in picturesque Hampstead is to enter another world. This world belongs to Sigmund Freud, his daughter Anna, and their ground-breaking work in psychoanalysis.

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10 amazing mothers from British history

To celebrate Mothers’ Day 2016 in the UK we’ve picked out 10 great mums whose actions and offspring have had a lasting impact on the country…

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