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WWI letters reveal story of Anglo-German Colonel

Letters revealed for the first time at Nymans detail the camaraderie between soldiers and a colonel whose German ancestry saw him debarred from active service in WWI. Personal accounts of life on the frontline and...
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The real Downton Abbey to host charity event

Highclere Castle, the renowned setting for the award-winning period drama Downton Abbey, will commemorate this year's centenary of WWI with a charitable event. This summer the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, will commemorate the centenary...

Photo exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s father opens

A new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery displays the photography of Rupert Potter, father of the beloved children's author Beatrix The amateur photography of Beatrix Potter’s father Rupert will be explored in a new...

BRITAIN’s Top 10… gardens

Inspired by next week's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we take a look around some of the nation's best gardens... Stowe The house and garden of Stowe in Buckinghamshire is a prime example of just how exquisite British...
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New video takes you inside Canterbury Cathedral

Watch the trailer of a new video that reveals the mysteries of the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral. It was the final destination for the characters in Geoffrey Chaucer's most famous work...
River Garth B&B winner at AA B&B Awards

Winners of the AA Bed & Breakfast Awards

Find out which Bed and Breakfasts came top at the AA's annual Bed & Breakfast awards, from the funkiest place to stay, to the friendliest B & B in Britain. Britain is home to some...

Commemorate both world wars at Wrest Park this May Bank Holiday

Britain's first country house hospital for First World War veterans, Wrest Park, is to commemorate both world wars by recreating the sights and sounds of the war era The first British First World War soldiers’ country hospital, Wrest...
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BRITAIN: This week in history 12-18 May

This week in history saw many new beginnings such as the birth of Florence Nightingale, the establishment of the Royal Air Force and the opening of the Royal Opera House. 12 May On this day in 1820...
Angela Cork | Studio Silver Today, Belton House (free)

Goldsmiths’ silverware celebrated at Belton House

This summer the Goldsmiths' Company will be in residency at Belton House, courtesy of silversmith Angela Cork. As part of its Studio Silver Today programme of events, which celebrates the art of modern silver movement,...
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Queen Victoria’s teenage diary reveals her first thoughts of ‘The Black Country’

Visitors to Windsor Castle this summer can see extracts of a never-before-seen diary of the young Queen Victoria. A diary written by a young Queen Victoria when she was on an educational tour of the...

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