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.
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?

Bodiam Castle

Britain’s greatest castles in pictures

Think of Britain and you will think of its magnificent castles, all unique and standing proud across the entire stretch of the country

Victorian London Featured Image

Victorian London photo gallery

A wonderful section of images of historic London, taken towards the end of the 19th century during Queen Victorian’s reign

Canterbury Cathedral

Britain’s greatest cathedrals

You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s

Interview with a Town Crier

Town Criers were an essential source of information when most people could not read or write.

The UK’s Mightiest Mansions

POWER HOUSES are redolent of the ambition and achievements of their creators. Some of the most luxurious and imposing are now cared for by the National Trust. Siân Evans chooses some of her favourite grand houses.

St Paul’s Cathedral

With its famous great dome, Sir Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, has reinvented itself time after time and now stands as a true icon of the London skyline