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.

Historic Treasure under threat

A rare silver 18th century wine cistern commissioned by Thomas Wentworth (1672 – 1739), who built Stainborough Castle, and who was the ambassador to the King of Prussia at Berlin, is under threat of...

Early opening for some of Britain’s beautiful buildings

A lot of our favourite places to visit close their doors during the quieter winter months, using the time to clean and carry out vital restoration work, before welcoming visitors again in the spring....

Help save the Frome Hoard of ancient coins

An appeal has been launched by The Art Fund to help save the Frome Hoard – one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Britain – and keep it in Somerset where...
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Royal support to save Tudor Panels at Chichester Cathedral

Prince Charles is the patron of the new appeal launched to save magnificent Tudor Panel Paintings by local artist Lambert Barnard, in Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed...

Royal Ballet Exhibitions

Discover the history of The Royal Ballet, home of such famous names as Dame Margot Fonteyn, Alicia Markova, and Darcey Bussell.   Principal Ballerina Mara Galeazzi BALLET FANS HAVE two treats to enjoy starting this autumn. London's...

The Royal Society celebrates 350 years

A critical moment in the history of modern science is captured in a new display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as the Royal Society marks its 350th anniversary. To mark the 350th anniversary...

Step back in time for the visit of a royal princess

An old news reel from 1962 has been found by the owners of Plas Dinas Country House in Snowdonia, showing Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret on an official visit there when she visited nearby...

Britain’s heritage opens its doors

This September, the annual Heritage Open Days event takes place, celebrating England's architecture and culture by giving you free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Each...
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Gloucester Cathedral is an inspirational arts venue

The magnificent 900-year-old cathedral in Gloucester is hosting major events, including Crucible, one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in Britain for ten years. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL is planning major events this autumn and into next year....

Ancient Welsh palace wins European award

The Bishop's Palace at St Davids in Pembrokeshire celebrates success at European Conservation awards. The major conservation project at The Bishop's Palace St Davids, Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales, has scooped a prize from Europa Nostra,...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN – The Official Magazine.

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