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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.
Penelope Devereaux by Nicholoas Hilliard. Credit: Royal Collection/Wikipedia

Tudor of the month: Penelope ‘Lady Rich‘ Devereux

Together with Tudor Times we bring you a profile on a different Tudor figure every month. This month it’s the turn of the woman who refused to play by the rules of the Tudor court.

Minack Theatre. Credit: Marshall Ikonography/Alamy

Shakespeare in the sun: Britain’s best outdoor theatres

Summer is finally here so why not book tickets for one of our nation’s brilliant outdoor theatres and enjoy some culture al fresco?

Queen Elizabeth I. Credit: Credit: World History Archive/Alamy

10 of the greatest Queens of England

From ferocious Boudica to ‘Good Queen Bess’ and Queen Elizabeth II, author Elizabeth Norton discusses the most powerful women to have ruled in British history.

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…

Secrets of Scotland’s stately homes and castles

Architectural historian Charles Wemyss, author of Noble Houses of Scotland, sheds light on Scotland’s castles and stately homes, sharing the most fascinating stories of these buildings.

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

BRITAIN’s New Year Resolutions 2018

This year, we’ve taken some inspiration from some famous figures from British history when it comes to planning our New Year Resolutions…

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