History

The rich tapestry of Britain’s history is full of fascinating characters, imposing castles and literary heroes. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Britain, the Tudor period to the Victorian era, Shakespeare to Dickens, Britain has a unique heritage like no other. Much of this historical treasure trove has been preserved to inspire us today.

Platinum Jubilee 2022: the Queen’s jewellery to go on display

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, incredible jewellery from the Queen's personal collection will go on display at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse As each palace celebrates this year's Platinum...

Visit No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

Visit the only dressed Georgian house, No. 1 Royal Crescent, in the historic city of Bath Sponsored post No. 1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored townhouse museum where you can explore fashionable life in 18th-century...

Platinum Jubilee countdown: 70 fascinating facts about the Queen

As we count down to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking an unprecedented 70 years on the throne, we are celebrating this royal milestone with 70 fascinating facts about Her Majesty’s life and reign, and...

The Real Beatrix Potter

Her books are loved the world over, but the author’s unconventional life choices and passion for the Lake District make her own story a fascinating tale in itself Words by Nadia Cohen Say the name of...

Anne Boleyn’s heraldic badge to be displayed at Hampton Court Palace

To mark 500 years to the day that Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII first met, her carved heraldic badge will go on display at Hampton Court Palace 4 March 2022 marks exactly 500 years...
Henry VIII. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

BRITAIN’s New Year Resolutions

This year, we’ve taken some inspiration from some famous figures from British history when it comes to planning our New Year Resolutions... Live a healthier life Although the image of King Henry VIII as some grotesque...

Visit Chatsworth House: The greatest estate?

Words: Ed Aves The stateliest of stately homes, Chatsworth House has beguiling good looks, an extraordinary art collection and a remarkable history The first glimpse of Chatsworth is unforgettable. Approaching the house, a harmonious ensemble of...

Gunpowder, treason and plot: The (almost) explosive story of Guy Fawkes

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, so the poem goes, but what was the true story behind the Gunpowder Plot – and was its protagonist Guy Fawkes really a freedom fighter or a fool? A clerk...

Restoring Stowe House

Stowe House is a stately home with a difference, where schoolchildren work alongside conservators to keep its spirit alive Today, visitors to Stowe House travel along the tree-lined Stowe Avenue from Buckingham, northeast of Oxford. En...

Curating the Crown: Tracy Borman’s insider’s guide to London

Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Tracy Borman shares the highlights of the job and reveals her favourite haunts Author of biographies on Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Thomas Cromwell, as well as the...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine – the official magazine for VisitBritain.

Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.

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