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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.

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…

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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…

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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?

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 St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland

We bring you the story of the man behind the myth of St Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint, who is celebrated each St Patrick’s Day