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April: Tudor of the Month – William Shakespeare

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores one of the most famous of them all, the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare.
shakespeare's globe, bankside, london

Explore Shakespeare’s Britain

To mark 400 years since his death, Chris Fautley explores Shakespeare’s Britain – the places mentioned in his plays – and separates fact from fiction.
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BRITAIN’s top 10… Shakespearean insults

Shakespeare is the cornerstone of high culture but he was also a master of the snarky put-down. Here are our top 10 Shakespearean insults.
10 facts you didn't know about Shakespeare

BRITAIN’s top 10… Shakespeare facts

William Shakespeare is a part of the fabric of British life, but how much do you really know about the Bard, his life and plays? Here are 10 fascinating Shakespeare facts you might not know...

Shakespeare on screen

A host of star names are onboard to celebrate the bard as part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival marking the 400th anniversary of this death.

Review: the Churchill Arms, the Cotswolds

Looking for a cosy Cotswold bolthole this winter? Look no further than the Churchill Arms where the great statesman's presence lingers in the bar... Stories...

Top 25 Halloween happenings in Britain 2015

Halloween has more of a British heritage than you might think. Here, we round up some of Britain's best Halloween events for 2015... Halloween today...
Chatsworth House at Christmas. Credit: Chatsworth House Trust

Spend Christmas in Britain in 2015

This year, why not holiday in Britain over the festive period, with our seasonal tours and special Christmas events to make your trip memorable. Christmas...

The Princes in the Tower

The story of the Princes in the Tower remains shrouded in mystery. Did Richard III have them killed after he seized the throne? We take a...

10 most popular heritage sites in Britain

The country is overflowing with historic buildings and fascinating ancient landmarks. Here’s our top 10 guide to what should be on any visitor’s must-see...

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