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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...

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...
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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...
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...
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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...

Churchill Valentine’s tea at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace launches a limited edition Sir Winston Churchill Valentine’s Tea, available for a week from 14 February 2015. Blenheim Palace, the magnificent ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, is launching an indulgent afternoon tea fit for...

Table belonging to the Brontë sisters returns to the family home

After a long absence, the table on which Charlotte Brontë wrote Jane Eyre has been brought back to the family home of in Haworth, Yorkshire A mahogany drop-leaf table belonging to the Brontë family and...
Churchill and Clementine at Chartwell with some of their grandchildren. Credit: Popperfoto/Getty

Winston Churchill remembered

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, we take a photographic tour through the life of our wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill died at his home in Hyde Park Gate on...

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