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.
blenheim palace gardens

Experience autumn at Blenheim Palace gardens

There is no better place to experience the changing of the seasons than at Blenheim Palace gardens in Oxfordshire... Autumn is spreading its long arms over the UK and bringing with it a stunning kaleidoscope...

Five ways to follow in the footsteps of King Richard III

New film The Lost King shines a light on the incredible story of King Richard III who lay forgotten in a car park for 500 years Promotional feature in association with Visit Leicester Ten years ago,...
Princes in the Tower

The life of King Richard III of England

2022 marks the 10 year anniversary since the uncovering of the remains of King Richard III of England. We look back at his life and the discovery of his body... Words: Millie Sykes The life of...

The Princes in the Tower: the facts behind the stories

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 look at the facts behind the stories... 2022 marks...
Queen Elizabeth II

We went to see Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state at Westminster Hall

Until her funeral on Monday 19 September, HM Queen Elizabeth II is lying-in-state at Westminster Hall for the public to pay their respects. Henrietta Easton joined the queue to see her... Words: Henrietta Easton Last week,...
King Charles III

King Charles III: The life of our new king

King Charles III became King on the death of his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth III on September 8 2022. Here, we take a closer look at his life up until this pivotal moment... Words:...

In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

As the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II breaks, we pay tribute to her remarkable life and reign On the afternoon of 8 September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch,...
the queen's wedding

The Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947: Historic photos

As we pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life and reign, we look back at the Queen's wedding to Prince Philip in 1947... The Queen's wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh in November...

Leave your message of condolence for the Royal Family on the death of HM...

HM Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully yesterday, Thursday 8 September, at Balmoral Castle at the age of 96. Write your message of condolence to the Royal Family here... Queen of the United Kingdom of...

All the Queen’s horses: Royal horse racing

Her Majesty the Queen's horses were her pride and joy, and her interest in racing was no state secret. Indeed, generation after generation, the Royal Family has shared a profound passion for horses. Join...
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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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