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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. At a press...

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 A book that helped King Henry VIII to build...

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 Since the Barbican's forthcoming production of Hamlet sold out in record time, fans of its star, Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch,...

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. As the acclaimed BBC Two six-part series draws to a close, Man Booker...

‘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...

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...

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 In an interesting twist of which Shakespeare himself might approve, an all-female take on the Great...

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. An early version of Magna Carta dating back to...
King-John-signing-Magna-Carta. Credit: North Wind Picture Archives, Alamy

Four surviving copies of Magna Carta reunited

BRITAIN was lucky enough to see all four original surviving copies of Magna Carta on display side-by-side at the British Library in London. In June 1215 King John signed a charter at Runnymede on the Thames that...

New screenings of the hottest shows in town at One Aldwych hotel

One Aldwych hotel launches Live at One, a new season of thrilling evenings featuring gastronomy and live screenings from the best of London's theatres Live at One, a new season launched by One Aldwych hotel, is offering...

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