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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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5 places to celebrate Britain’s literary heroes

From the Brontë sisters to Beatrix Potter, a visit to Britain is a great opportunity to explore the home life of the brilliant authors we all love.

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10 Tudors who shaped modern Britain

The Tudor age was a tumultuous period of history that did much to shape modern Britain as we know it. Here Melita Thomas, of the Tudor Times, selects the 10 most influential men and woman of that era.

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January: Tudor of the Month – Bess of Hardwick

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas looks at Elizabethan entrepreneur Bess of Hardwick, one the era’s most formidable women.

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BRITAIN’s TV and film locations 2016 – part 2

We’ve been treated to yet more wonderful film and TV in the second part of 2016, and many more beautiful British places acted as lovely locations. Read More »

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The legend of King Arthur and Camelot

The story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table endures, but who was Arthur and why does his legend live on?

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The Victorian origins of Christmas traditions

Why do we send cards, eat turkey and decorate a tree at Christmas? Here’s our run down of how and why we celebrate the festive season the way we do.

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Writers in British hotels: Kipling at Brown’s

In the new issue, we tour the historic hotels our finest writers have made their home while they pen their tales. Here’s a taste of Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling’s love for London’s beautiful Brown’s.

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Britain’s Roman Legacy

They came, they conquered and their lasting effect on Britain is still visible to this day. From ancient forts, roads and walls, to villas, palaces and spas, discover Britain’s Roman legacy. By Penelope Rance Read More »

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Tudor of the Month: Anne of Denmark

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas looks at Anne of Denmark. Although not strictly a Tudor, she was the first ‘Queen of Great Britain’ following Elizabeth I’s death.

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Bonfire Night

8 fascinating facts about Bonfire Night

We all ‘remember, remember the 5th of November’ but what exactly are we celebrating? Here, we track down 8 fascinating facts about Bonfire Night.

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