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BRITAIN: This week in history 28 April – 4 May

This week in history saw a royal wedding, the opening of the Great Exhibition and the first transatlantic crossing of Queen Mary 2… 28 April On this day in 2004, St Mary’s Axe opened in…

Prince of Wales supports last Victorian pottery

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust has stepped in to save Middleport, one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most beloved potteries

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BRITAIN: This week in history 21-27 April

This week in history saw the birth of our beloved Bard and the beginning of a reign that would change the course of British history… 21 April Henry VII, the first Tudor king, died on…


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Shakespeare voted England’s biggest claim to fame

Shakespeare has nabbed the number one spot in Visit England’s Hall of Fame, just in time for his 450th birthday.

Shakespeare's-birthday-2013 Stratford upon Avon

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare

This year marks the official birthday of the Bard of Avon and his hometown will hold its annual Shakespeare celebrations from 26-27 April.

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New Royal Mail stamps celebrate the history of Buckingham Palace

The Royal Mail has today released a special 10-stamp set picturing the famous London palace Two great British icons have joined forces to unveil a new collection of stamps today. The Royal Mail has issued…

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BRITAIN: This week in history 7-12 April

This week in history saw the birth of one of our great Poet Laureates and the release of the first feature-length colour film, amongst many other royal proceedings… 7 April William Wordsworth was born on…

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BRITAIN: This week in history 31 March to 6 April

Each week BRITAIN magazine brings you a round-up of the significant historical dates in the week ahead; this week we look at a great April Fools prank and the opening of the first British public…

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Tower of London unveils new drawbridge

The historic Tower of London was built over 900 years ago but yesterday welcomed a new addition to the riverside castle. The new drawbridge took five months to build and yesterday was unveiled as the…

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