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Pippa Stephenson, curator of European Art at Glasgow Museums, with the lost Rubens’ painting ‘George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham’

Lost Rubens painting of Jacobean duke found in Glasgow stately home

Oil painting by leading 17th-century Flemish artist is of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham – a controversial figure in Jacobean times

Wonston Arms, Wessex, Good Pub Guide. Best pubs in Britain, CAMRA, Campaign for Real Ale

The best pubs in Britain…according to CAMRA

Are you on a mission to find the perfect pint? Then check out these favourites from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for some of the best pubs in Britain

Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk

9 secret gardens of East Anglia

Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur have found some of the finest privately owned gardens for their book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia. Each garden is distinctive. Hoverton includes an ice well. At Pensthorpe, there are flamingos. At…

Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon | Shakespeare]s Birthplace goes up for sale

Shakespeare‘s birthplace goes up for sale…but all is not as it seems

The childhood home of William Shakespeare is to go under the hammer at auction 170 years after it was first saved for the nation

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child and will be taking a break from official duties.

Mechanism of Wells Cathedral Clock

Big Ben has fallen silent. But another clock is chiming on – 600 years after it was made

Wells Cathedral Clock has one of the oldest clock mechanisms in the world. As it finds a new home in a more prominent area of the Science Museum, we cast a look at its history….

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit families at Peckham Central School Community Centre

Royal letter about ‘shy’ future king up for sale

Father’s note shows intimate portrait of King George VI as a young boy, defending his shy nature against ‘too forward’ boys of the day


5 best British history podcasts to download now

As the National Trust launches a podcast series exploring its finest gardens and houses, we delve into the first few episodes and find four more podcasts to bring a bit of British history into your…

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Credit: VisitEngland | stately homes | vote for Britain in the British Travel Awards

Five steps to vote for BRITAIN in the British Travel Awards 2017

Are we your favourite holiday read? Vote for BRITAIN in the British Travel Awards 2017 and help us defend our title of Best Consumer Holiday Magazine

Sir Francis Drake's Tudor galleon Golden Hind

Replica Tudor galleon sailed by Francis Drake is for sale – and it could be yours for a mere £400,000

Calling all Tudor fans, a replica of Francis Drake’s ship Golden Hind is for sale in Devon. The ship captured a Spanish galleon in the 16th century, laden with the equivalent of £480 million in…

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