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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.

Royal Ballet Exhibitions

Discover the history of The Royal Ballet, home of such famous names as Dame Margot Fonteyn, Alicia Markova, and Darcey Bussell.   Principal Ballerina Mara Galeazzi BALLET FANS HAVE two treats to enjoy starting this…

The Royal Society celebrates 350 years

A critical moment in the history of modern science is captured in a new display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as the Royal Society marks its 350th anniversary. To mark the 350th anniversary…

Step back in time for the visit of a royal princess

An old news reel from 1962 has been found by the owners of Plas Dinas Country House in Snowdonia, showing Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret on an official visit there when she visited nearby Caernarfon.

Britain’s heritage opens its doors

This September, the annual Heritage Open Days event takes place, celebrating England’s architecture and culture by giving you free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

Ascot Royal Procession

Royal Horse Racing: All the Queen’s horses

Generation after generation, the Royal Family has shared a profound passion for horses and HM Queen Elizabeth’s interest in racing is no state secret. Join us on a ride through Britain’s equestrian scene.

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is an inspirational arts venue

The magnificent 900-year-old cathedral in Gloucester is hosting major events, including Crucible, one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in Britain for ten years. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL is planning major events this autumn and into next year….

Ancient Welsh palace wins European award

The Bishop’s Palace at St Davids in Pembrokeshire celebrates success at European Conservation awards.

Treasures of Lambeth Palace

The Great Hall at Lambeth Palace has a new exhibition featuring books owned by Henry VIII, rare bibles and historic papers on show for the first time.

London’€™s hidden Arts and Crafts gem

A beautifully-preserved link to Britain’s Arts and Crafts heritage remains frozen in time behind the doors of a handsome Georgian house overlooking the River Thames.

Explore Britain’s military history on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The Explore History Centre, an innovative new project launched at the Imperial War Museum, London, lets you get up close and personal with history.

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