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First World War warship HMS M.33 opens to public

A small ship with a big history, this unique warship will offer a taste of the ill-fated Gallipoli with an immersive battle experience.

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Make Afternoon Tea last all week

It will soon be time for tea all week long as Britain gears up for a national celebration of the teatime treat.

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Secrets and mysteries of historic homes inspire tales

Ten writers rose to the challenge of weaving their imaginations around our built heritage creating some enthralling short stories.

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Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Air Show

See Spitfires scramble in living history representation of crucial Second World War aerial battle at IWM Duxford.

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Happy second birthday, Prince George!

The charming young prince is two years old today.

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Britain’s iconic red post boxes preserved

The future’s bright for this great of British design as Royal Mail and English Heritage commit to their maintenance.

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Dickens’ notes solve Victorian literary mysteries

Magazines annotated by author reveal previously anonymous work to be that of Elizabeth Gaskell and Lewis Carroll, among others.

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Tudor of the Month: James V of Scotland

Together with Tudor Times we bring you a profile on a different prominent figure from the Tudor era every month. This month, Melita Thomas explores the history of James V of Scotland, who became king at the age of one.

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Princess Charlotte’s official christening pictures

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released these gorgeous photographs of the princess’s big day. Read More »

Battle for the skies – Defiant Mk Is of No. 264 Squadron RAF based at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, August 1940. Credit: B.J. Daventry, Royal Air Force official photographer

The Battle of Britain remembered

Today marks the anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain – one the Second World War’s most significant turning points.

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