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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.

In photos: The Tower of London

Nine hundred and fifty years after it was first founded, we take a look inside one of Britain’s most iconic and historic buildings, the Tower of London.

Think big: Inside the homes of the brightest Britons

In the new issue of Britain magazine, we explore the homes of the brightest Britons, whose ideas have changed the world. Here we look at one of the very cleverest, Sir Issac Newton.

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A timeline of 18th-century Britain

Explore 18th-century Britain, which spans from the battle of Blenheim to the discovery of the vaccine, with our timeline.

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July: Tudor of the Month – Honor Grenville

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas looks at Honor Greville whose correspondence offers a unique glimpse into Tudor life.

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Exhibition marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

Fire! Fire! is a fascinating interactive exhibition at the Museum of London which looks at the history of Great Fire of London to mark the devastating blaze of 1666.

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BRITAIN’s 5 major turning points in UK history

As Britain takes the historic decision to exit the European Union, we take a look at five other major turning point in the history of the UK which have helped to make it the fascinating country it is today.

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5 fantastic facts about Stonehenge

To mark today’s summer solstice – the longest day of the year in the UK – we take a look at Stonehenge, a prehistoric wonder intrinsically linked to the day.

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Explore Jane Austen Regency Week 2016

Bag a bonnet and pull on that Empire line dress – Jane Austen Regency Week kicks off in Hampshire this Saturday.

All aboard for Britain’s historic railway hotels

Britain’s beautiful and historic railway station hotels provide a chance to relax amid the grandeur of a bygone era. Take a look at the loveliest.

Timeline of HM The Queen’s life and reign

To mark her 90th year, we chart Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from young princess who was third in line to the throne to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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