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Three of the world’s top 5 iconic landmarks are in Britain

A poll of 2,000 adults in the UK reveals the world’s top 30 most iconic landmarks, and three of the top five are in Britain

The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited Ealing Studios today to celebrate the success of the award-winning period drama, Downton Abbey.

HM The Queen names P&O’s new ship Britannia

Her Majesty The Queen has named P&O’s new ship Britannia, the biggest ship ever built for the British market.

Intriguing storytelling event at London’s Monument

A live event held at the historic Monument attraction in the City of London will hear five original tales inspired by folklore and the iconic landmark itself

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

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

Hadrian's Wall. Credit: joe Cornish/VisitBritain

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.

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

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

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.

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