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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

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

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.

Don’t miss the new issue of BRITAIN magazine

Our exciting new issue celebrates Churchill 2015, explores the magnificent noble houses of Scotland, and glorious archipelago of the Channel Islands.

Churchill and Clementine with their grandchildren. Credit: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Preview the March/April 2015 issue

This issue, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, we celebrate the achievements of one of our greatest Britons of all time, Sir Winston Churchill and reveal a side of the statesman rarely seen…

Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

Our exciting new issue celebrates both the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court and 200 years since Jane Austen wrote Emma, before exploring the exquisite gardens at Nymans, the history of British fashion and much more

King-John-signing-Magna-Carta. Credit: North Wind Picture Archives, Alamy

Four surviving copies of Magna Carta reunited

Today 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.

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

Processional route of Churchill's funeral

Churchill’s funeral procession recreated 50 years on

Today a remarkable reenactment of the funeral route that took the body of wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill along the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster will be recreated to mark the 50th anniversary…


Fans of Wolf Hall flock to taste Henry VIII’s custard tarts

A bakery that serves up custard tarts made to the same recipe as those served up in King Henry VIII’s royal kitchen has seen a surge of interest following the success of the BBC’s new drama…

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