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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.
David Starkey

Anglo-Saxon Britain

We travel back to the period after the Romans left Britain, and Dr David Starkey shines a light on the Dark Ages

Castle Fraser. Credit: Creative Commons

Scotland’s spectacular castles

Scotland is home to a host of spectacular castles. Famed for their breathtaking surroundings, they are also key to unlocking the country’s remarkable history In a nation swirling with stories of ferocious clan rivalries and battles against the…

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official London home of the British monarch since 1837

Beefeater, Tower of London

The Tower Beefeaters

Britain’s Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, are the eyes and ears of the Tower of London

houses of parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Step inside London’s most famous landmark and follow its 1,000-year journey from ancient palace to modern-day parliament

Sherlock Holmes The Movie

Sherlock Holmes movie locations

With Guy Ritchie’s recent adaptions proving a box office success, we look at locations used in his movies and other portrayals of Sherlock Holmes

York Railway Station

Historic York in pictures

A wonderful selection of photos of historic York

Victorian Edinburgh photos

A selection of photos of historic Edinburgh, taken at the end of the 19th century

Historic Belfast photos from the 19th century

A selection of photos of historic Belfast, taken at the end of the 19th century

Queen Victoria Quiz

How much do you know about Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Victoria?