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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…

Merrythought teddy bears

Bears to dolls, favourite toys of past 100 years celebrated on UK stamps

From Merrythought bears to Sindy dolls, the UK’s best-loved toys of the past century are being celebrated in a set of Royal Mail stamps. How many remind you of your childhood?

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

Big Ben chimes for the last time

Today the famous Big Ben chimes rang out for the last time before being silenced for four years during essential restoration work

Kate and William's wedding

Piece of William and Kate’s wedding cake goes up for sale. How much would you pay?

A slice of the fruit cake at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess sold for almost £6,000 several years ago

Remains of Greenwich Palace found during renovations of the Painted Hall

Henry VIII’s favourite palace uncovered in Greenwich in ‘hugely exciting’ find

Lost Tudor palace unearthed at site of Old Royal Naval College in London during renovations of Painted Hall

London landmark, Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament | Big Ben’s Bongs

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent during restoration work

The iconic sound of Big Ben’s bongs will not be heard in London until 2021 as essential restoration work is carried out to Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower

Compton Verney in Warwickshire

BRITAIN magazine Sept/Oct 2017: on sale now

From exclusive photos of Arundel Castle to the gardens of Shakespeare’s England, we celebrate the finest Britain has to offer – sometimes even in the sunshine

Roman gladiator show

Roman London: what to do at the Londinium 2017 festival

Gladiators, togas, chariots. We think we know what life in Roman London was like. But is any of it true? We preview Londinium, a season of events in the capital celebrating London’s Roman heritage

Diana, our Mother: Her Life and Legacy – Princess Diana with a young Prince William and Prince Harry. Screenshot from documentary. Not for reuse

Princes Harry and William open up about Princess Diana

In a new documentary ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death, Princess Diana’s two sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, have opened up about the grief they suffered following the death of their mother

Engraved portrait from A Memoir of Jane Austen by JE Austen-Leigh, on display as part of the Jane Austen by the Sea exhibition, Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Jane Austen 200 anniversary events 2017

Jane Austen 200th anniversary events 2017

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of writer Jane Austen, we’ve rounded up some of the best events taking place across Britain in 2017.

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