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Britain to turn out lights for centenary of First World War

With the centenary of the First World War approaching, Britons are being urged to turn their lights out on 4 August – 100 years since Britain declared war on Germany Britain will stage a virtual...
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Last WW2 code-breaker from Bletchley Park has died

Raymond “Jerry” Roberts – one of the last code breakers from the team at Bletchley Park – has died aged 93. One of the last team members of the top code-breaking team during the Second...
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Former prime minister’s home, Arundells, reopens

The home of former prime minister Sir Edward Heath has reopened to the public after cash donation from trustees saved it from permanent closure. The house where Sir Edward Heath lived from 1985 until his...
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BRITAIN: This week in history 25-30 March

Each week BRITAIN magazine brings you a round-up of the significant historical dates in the week ahead; this week we look back at the birth of a great British social event and the appointment...
Queen-Elizabeth I portrait in the Padoga Room in Burghley Hall

BRITAIN: This week in history 18-24 March

This week has been a mournful one throughout history, with the passing of both the Virgin Queen and Britain's first prime minister Each week BRITAIN magazine will bring you a round-up of the significant historical...
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BRITAIN’s top 10…buildings in London

London is home to some incredible feats of architecture, from the old to the new. We've chosen our top 10 London buildings – did yours make the cut? 'The Shard' As the tallest building in Western...
Portrait of James II (1633-1701) in Garter Robes

BRITAIN: This week in history 11-17 March

This week has been an eventful one throughout history, with King James II landing in Ireland, and perhaps the most famous literary wedding of all time. Each week BRITAIN magazine will bring you a round-up...
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Henry VII’s four-poster bed valued at £20m

Historians have delighted at the discovery of a carved four-poster bed, believed to have been made for Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1486, which today could be worth £20m. The bed was discovered...

Best St Patrick’s Day celebrations 2014

The 17th March is celebrated throughout Britain, and around the world, as the day dedicated to the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick. Expect green attire and shamrocks aplenty in our guide to the...

Royal visit to Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum

Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth yesterday, 38 years after the prince was one of the last people to dive down to the wrecked...

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