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.

A day in the life of a Beefeater at the Tower of London

Beefeater Rob Fuller, the Chief Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, takes us through a typical day at his historic home and place of work Editor's note*: At the time of this interview Rob...
city of cambridge

BRITAIN’s guide to the city of Cambridge

The city of Cambridge is one of the most beautiful in Britain, with a list of illustrious past residents and historical accolades that's almost impossible to beat. Here's our guide to this historic city... Words...
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Tower Bridge: A towering achievement

Tower Bridge is a familiar feature of the London skyline, but the people that lived and worked on this iconic structure had long been forgotten – until a new initiative revealed their stories Words by...
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The history of debutantes: Bright young things

With a new series of Bridgerton – and its world of fancy frocks and high-society balls – soon to hit our screens, we take a dance through the history of debutantes Words by Felicity Day It...
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Cheshire: Salt of the earth

With its leafy canals, crooked Tudor houses and saltmaking heritage, visitors to Cheshire discover a lesserknown but uniquely colourful history Words by Jenny Rowe-Patel Perhaps best known as the home of footballers and their reality TV-starring...

Happy 75th birthday to King Charles III

King Charles III turns 75 today. Believe it or not, the little chap in the top photo is King Charles as a baby, sitting on his mother, Queen Elizabeth II's lap. Today, he turns 75...

Christmas at Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace 2023

Christmas at the residences of His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla officially is just a few weeks away. Visitors to Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace from 23 November until Christmas will be...
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Remember remember the 5th of November: 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? So...
Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales: From sleepy villages to historic castles

We take a tour with a local expert to discover the highlights of the Yorkshire Dales, from sleepy villages to historic castles, in one day Words by Natasha Foges The gentle TV series All Creatures Great...
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The Crooked House Lavenham: A day with the Crooked Men

We meet the two 'Crooked Men' who live in the 600-year-old Crooked House in Lavenham, Suffolk and host tours and experiences in their medieval home BRITAIN: What is the first thing you do in the...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN – The Official Magazine.

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

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