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History

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.
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History of the Chelsea Flower Show

Each May the Chelsea Flower Show delights visitors with its colourful displays. We take a look at the history of the show.

BRITAIN’s Top 10 cathedrals

Britain is home to some of the oldest and most spectacular cathedrals in the world. Here are 10 of our favourites.

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BRITAIN: This week in history 21-27 April

This week in history saw the birth of our beloved Bard and the beginning of a reign that would change the course of British history… 21 April Henry VII, the first Tudor king, died on…

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Glorious Georges: 300 years since reign of George I

This year marks 300 years since the first of the Hanoverian Kings, King George I, ascended to the throne and to celebrate Historic Royal Palaces will be hosting exhibitions at Kew, Hampton Court and Kensington.

Portrait of James II (1633-1701) in Garter Robes

BRITAIN: This week in history 11-17 March

This week has been an eventful one throughout history, with King James II landing in Ireland, and perhaps the most famous literary wedding of all time.

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The story of Saint Patrick

With Ireland’s patron saint’s celebration around the corner, we bring you the story on the man behind the myth.

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British prime ministers of the 20th century

Do you know who presided over the setting up of the National Health Service, or who served the shortest time as leader? Read our timeline of British prime ministers of the 20th century for all…

Henry VIII. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

BRITAIN: This week in history 3-9 March

This week has been an eventful one throughout history, with a country ruled by two kings, and Henry VIII being denied divorce from his first wife.

Mary I: the first Queen of England

Mary I was the first queen to rule England in her own right and made quite an impact on the country and her people, with her brutal rule earning her the sobriquet ‘Bloody Mary’

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The life and times of Charles Dickens: timeline

Charles Dickens is renowned as one of the greatest writers of the Victorian period and has made grand contributions to classic English literature.

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