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Duchess of Cambridge views Van Dyck portrait

Duchess of Cambridge views Van Dyck painting as National Portrait Gallery campaign gathers pace

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has viewed  Van Dyck's Self-portrait, a painting that the National Portrait Gallery has so far raised £3.5m to save from being sold abroad. The National Portrait Gallery is feverishly raising funds...
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Royal Archives at Windsor Castle reveal secrets of the Royal Family

To celebrate turning 100 this year, the Royal Archives will display a selection of its treasures at Windsor, providing invaluable insight into the lives of the British Monarchy. This May Windsor Castle will open its...
Wilfred-Owen by John Gunston, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

National exhibition commemorates First World War

The National Portrait Gallery is to open its doors next week for the first national exhibition of paintings commemorating the centenary of WWI. Opening on 27 February, The Great War Portraits will demonstrate how the...
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Exhibition celebrates role of the Post Office in WWI

As Britain commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a new exhibition in Shropshire explores the efforts of the Post Office during the war years. Last Post: Remembering the First...

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Known as the lungs of London, the capital’s parks and green spaces are steeped in history and ripe for exploration Words Steve Pill For centuries, London’s many parks and green spaces have been providing the capital’s...
Prince William and Prince Harry, the Thames, Berkshire

Prince William and Prince Harry help flood victims

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry arrived unannounced to help flood victims on the Thames this morning. When the next round of recruits to help with the flood relief on...
St Michael's Mount, Visit Britain

BRITAIN supports #openforbusiness campaign

As parts of Britain prepare for further deluge and storms, and the biggest clear-up operation since the Blitz gets underway, BRITAIN magazine gets behind efforts to get British tourism back on its feet. Britain has...
Giovanni Cimerlino’s Cosmographia universalis ab Orontino olim descripta

Historic heart-shaped maps for St Valentine’s Day

When these beautifully crafted maps popped into our inbox just in time for St Valentine's Day, they appealed to our romantic side and we decided to share them with you, in case you fancy...
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Monuments Men film brings Hollywood royalty to Cambridge airbase

The Cambridge institution, the Imperial War Museum Duxford, plays a starring role in new Hollywood hit film, The Monuments Men. The famous airbase of Duxford has seen its fair share of heroes throughout its history,...

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