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New programme, Nelson in his own words, to air on BBC Two this Friday

BBC Two’s new drama-documentary, Nelson: In His Own Words, airing 6 March, reveals a different, complex side to Britain’s greatest naval hero Read More »

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Brand new portrait of the Queen to grace UK coins

Today sees the unveiling of the Queen’s fifth coin portrait - the first to be designed by a Royal Mint engraver in over 100 years Read More »

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Historic changes afoot at English Heritage

The organisation that protects many of our nation’s heritage buildings and sites – including Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall –  is to disband to create two “mutually supportive” bodies – the English Heritage Trust and Historic England. Read More »

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Book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage

A book that helped King Henry VIII to annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at a Cornish country house Read More »

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Cumberbatch’s Hamlet to be broadcast globally in cinemas

Thanks to National Theatre Live, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet will be screened live into cinemas around the world Read More »

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Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel visits Hever Castle

As Wolf Hall on Broadway prepares to open, Dame Hilary Mantel, prize winning author of Wolf Hall, visits Hever Castle, home of Anne Boleyn. Read More »

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‘Fashion on the Ration’ at Imperial War Museum

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1945, IWM London is launching a major new exhibition Fashion on the Ration, exploring how fashion survived and even flourished during wartime. Read More »

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Valentine’s Day 2015: the true origins of this romantic tradition & celebrating with Chaucer

Valentine’s Day may be a celebration with pre-Christian origins, but Geoffrey Chaucer was the first to connect the tradition with romantic love and this year, lovers can mark the occasion at a performance of his Canterbury Tales Read More »

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Wales Millennium Centre’s all-female ‘Richard III’

Wales Millennium Centre to take on Shakespeare’s famed play Richard III with an all-female cast in an unconventional theatre space

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Edition of Magna Carta worth up to £10m discovered in a council’s archives

An early edition of Magna Carta has been found during a search of a council’s archives after it lay forgotten in a Victorian scrapbook for over a century.

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