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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August: Tudor of the Month – Margaret Tudor

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores the dramatic life of Henry VIII’s sister, Margaret Tudor.


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10 best stately homes

Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best. Read More »

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Help restore Culzean Castle’s kitchen garden

The historic kitchen garden at Culzean Castle in Carrick, Scotland, set to be restored using funds raised by the National Trust for Scotland’s US Foundation.

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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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Think big: Inside the homes of the brightest Britons

In the new issue of BRITAIN magazine, we explore the homes of the big thinkers whose ideas have changed the world. Here we look at Sir Issac Newton’s Woolsthorpe Manor.

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A timeline of 18th-century Britain

We trace the history of Britain in the 18th century.

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July: Tudor of the Month – Honor Grenville

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas looks at Honor Greville whose correspondence offers a unique glimpse into Tudor life.


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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 blaze of 1666.

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Toast Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this summer

This year marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Find out how you can celebrate the life and work of the world’s greatest storyteller with events around the UK.

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BRITAIN’s 5 major turning points in UK history

As Britain takes the historic decision to exit the European Union, we take a look at five other major turning points in the history of the UK.

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