Fathers of invention
From John Logie Baird’s televisor, first demonstrated in Selfridge’s in London in 1925, to Tim Berners-Lee’s world wide web, we celebrate the inventors and inventions that put the ‘great’ into Great Britain. Read More »
Who was St George?
Today we celebrate St George for his gallantry and bravery, but how much do you actually know about England’s patron saint? Here are five facts. Read More »
A weekend in Winchester
We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene. Read More »
Art Tours of Parliament
The art in Parliament is surely one of Britain’s best kept secrets. From contemporary portraiture in Portcullis House to Pugin interior design in the Lords Chamber, a wealth of beautiful and interesting paintings, sculptures and artifacts wait to be discovered.
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The Princes in the Tower
Shrouded in mystery or historic fact, daubed with dramatic licence or a fine piece of Tudor propaganda, just what is the true story of the Princes in the Tower? Read More »
Inside Britain’s Jacobean houses
Built as a celebration and demonstration of wealth, with sophisticated symmetry and grand entrance halls, elaborate carvings and complex decoration Read More »
Oliver Cromwell: Hero or villain?
Described by some as a sincere man of action, labelled a tyrannical dictator and traitor by others, Oliver Cromwell is admired and reviled in equal measure. Read More »
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Royal Opera House
The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is a show of unparallelled brilliance Read More »
Inside Britain’s Palaces
The dramatic exteriors of Britain’s royal residences shape the country’s historic landscape Read More »
Britain’s literary legacy
Britain has a rich literary heritage, with its beautiful countryside and fascinating villages, towns and cities. Read More »