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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.

British peerage

Duke, marquess, earl, viscount, baron – which is the most highly ranked, where did the titles come from, and who are the ancestors of today’s peers?

Scotland’s stately homes

Some of Britain’s best houses and castles are in Scotland, with their own distinctive character

Divorced, beheaded, survived… the wives of Henry VIII

Born the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, handsome Prince Henry was not expected to become king

Looking forward to a royal baby

As the country prepares to celebrate the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, we look back at four generations of Royal births.

History of hats

From the bowler to the boater and the flat cap to the fascinator, the British love of hats is in a league of its own

Great British eccentrics

“If people did not dare to be different, the world would be a much more boring place,”

Review: Great Fosters hotel

Step back in time with a stay at the magnificent Great Fosters hotel, just 10 miles from Heathrow, and enjoy a country house ambiance in lovely grounds.

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.

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.

A weekend in Winchester

We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene.

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