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View newsreel of key moments in British history

A million minutes of digitised film – the largest collection of news footage to date – has been added to YouTube to create a historical treasure trove. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_DMEIu-SxA&list=PLYUZufl6UGR8SpLK5werr3rTuNE41GxoU&index=1 More than one million minutes of digitised film...

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. The only First World War Navy warship to survive the ill-fated Gallipoli...
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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. If you, like us, love your tea, there are plenty treats in store...

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. Ten new tales inspired by the secrets, history and mysteries of British heritage properties have been...
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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. Spitfires will take to the skies for The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show at IWM Duxford in...
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Happy second birthday, Prince George!

The charming young prince is two years old today. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the scenes of jubilation outside St Mary’s hospital in Paddington when it was announced to the...
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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. The red post box is one of the most recognisable designs in the world and an...

BFI launches Britain on Film archive

Thousands of unseen videos dating back as far as 1902 offer a charming insight into life around Britain. The British Film Institute has launched a new online collection of film clips from around the UK,...
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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. A Dickensian discovery has cast light on some of Victorian literature's biggest mysteries. The authorship of thousands...
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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...

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