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.
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King Charles I: Why was he beheaded?

King Charles I's belief that he could rule without parliament led to the outbreak of the English Civil War. Here, we take a closer look at why he was beheaded... King Charles I made a...
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Jane Austen’s Hampshire

Jane Austen's timeless charm lives on even in 2023, with fans all over the globe. We visited the novelist’s home village and discovered her much-loved local haunts By Monica Woods A lofty lime tree marks the spot...
Queen Elizabeth I. Credit: Credit: World History Archive/Alamy

10 of the greatest Queens of England

From ferocious Boudica to ‘Good Queen Bess’ and Queen Elizabeth II, author Elizabeth Norton discusses the 10 greatest queens of England Over the past 2,000 years, nearly 80 women have sat on the royal throne...

Top 10 TV and film locations in Britain

Country homes and rugged landscapes make the perfect settings for our favourite TV series and films. From Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones, marvel at the wonder of Britain on the silver screen. Here...

Oliver Cromwell: Hero or villain?

Described by some as a sincere man of action, labelled a tyrannical dictator and traitor by others, Oliver Cromwell is admired and reviled in equal measure. We unearth the truth behind the fascinating story...
Churchill and Clementine at Chartwell with some of their grandchildren. Credit: Popperfoto/Getty

Winston Churchill remembered

To mark the anniversary of his death, we take a photographic tour through the life of our wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill died at his home in Hyde Park Gate on 24...
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Britain’s best stately homes

We’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most magnificent manor houses and stately homes - each with their own story to tell.
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Warrior queens of England

Medieval history was dominated by warrior kings, but there have been many powerful warrior queens too, whose tales of courage and daring are all the more remarkable given the times in which they lived Words...
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King Charles III’s homes: Royal residences

From grand palaces to country cottages, these are King Charles III's homes across the country Words: Sandra Lawrence King Charles III's homes: Buckingham Palace In September 2022, the United Kingdom was rocked by the passing of its...
Henry VIII. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

BRITAIN’s New Years Resolutions

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