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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.

Suffragettes: The good fight

Over 100 years since Suffragette Emily Davison threw herself in front of the king’s horse at the Epsom Derby, we explore the stories behind some of the women involved in the Suffragette movement

Mary of Guise featured image. in a 1537 painting by 1537 by Corneille de Lyon. Credit: E P Jones/Wikimedia

Tudor of the month: Marie of Guise

Together with Tudor Times we bring you a profile on a different Tudor figure every month. This month it’s the turn of the wife of King James V of Scotland…

Sudeley knot garden. Credit: Tudor Times

Tudor gardens: everything you ever wanted to know

Melita Thomas of Tudor Times shares some insight into the gardening techniques of King Henry VIII and his royal household.

The Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Credit: Tony Murray Photography

Inside Wolf Hall’s Hampton Court Palace

To mark its 500th birthday, Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Hampton Court Palace, reveals some of the hidden histories of King Henry VIII’s favourite home.

Finders keepers: reinterment of Richard III’s remains

As Leicester Cathedral gears up for the reinterment of King Richard III’s body, we look at the history of one of England’s most reviled kings, the reburial debate, and outline the timetable of events next…

Hampton Court Palace’s 500th birthday

Make sure you pay Hampton Court a visit during its 500th anniversary year, to enjoy an unprecedented number of displays, special events, and exciting activities for all the family

Philip Mould & Co unveil unprecedented John Smart collection

A new exhibition on prolific Georgian miniaturist John Smart to open at Philip Mould & Co art dealer

Lord Nelson led the Royal Navy to triumph at the Battle of Trafalgar

TOP 5 ways to celebrate Trafalgar Day 2014

The Battle of Trafalgar of 1805 was a historic and crucial victory for Britain. Here are some of the best events taking place this year to mark it…

Hever Castle. Credit: Peter Scholey/Alamy

Hever Castle wins ‘Garden of the Year’ award

The gorgeous gardens of Hever Castle in Kent have been voted ‘Garden of the Year’ by Britain in Bloom…

Queen-Anne-featured. Royal Collection/Wikipedia

The Kings and Queens of Great Britain

Queen Anne became first monarch of Great Britain in 1707 but how is your knowledge on each of the kings and queens since?

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