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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

Magna Carta Memorial

Fortnight of celebrations at Windsor Festival

Enjoy music, literature and the arts marking the signing of the Magna Carta, the anniversaries of the battles at Agincourt and Waterloo in and around the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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Battle for the skies – Defiant Mk Is of No. 264 Squadron RAF based at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, August 1940. Credit: B.J. Daventry, Royal Air Force official photographer

New Battle of Britain exhibit opens at IWM Duxford

New exhibition at IWM Duxford tells the human story of the battle for Britain’s skies with personal tales and momentos from seven people who served at the pivotal fighter station.

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Jane Austen, portrait

BRITAIN’s top 10 Jane Austen quotes

New rom-com in the works will mix the ever-popular novelist’s own life with that of her great romantic heroines and heroes. Here, we gather her greatest pearls of romantic wisdom.

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Richard II, globe

10 facts about King Richard II’s reign

King Richard II surrendered power to his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, who went on to reign as King Henry IV. We know him best as Shakespeare’s tragically vain ruler. But where does fact meet fiction?

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Elizabeth II's Coronation

Palace exhibitions mark HM the Queen’s long reign

Beautiful photos of the monarch in public and private to go on display at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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The Princes in the Tower

Today marks the birthday of Richard, Duke of York, one of the Princes in the Tower. Their fates – after Richard III seized the throne – remain shrouded in mystery. We take a look at facts behind the stories. Read More »

Wrest-Park

Top 10 August bank holiday days out

Summer bank holidays can go either way – glorious sun or endless showers – but with these wonderful events, you’re sure to have great time whatever the weather.

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Lady Katherine Grey

Tudor of the Month: Katherine Grey

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles Lady Katherine Grey, a woman imprisoned by her royal blood.

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Vivien Leigh, V&A

Vivien Leigh exhibition to open in York

Iconic Gone with the Wind star’s public and private life is explored with stunning photos and other highlights from the actress’ personal collection. Read More »

The Battle of Culloden, Jacobite rebellions, Scottish history. Credit: The Print Collector/Alamy

The 300th anniversary of the Jacobite Rebellions

In the 300th anniversary year of the first of the Jacobite Rebellions, here are three ways to mark this important moment in Scottish history.

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