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best stately homes at christmas

The best stately homes at Christmas

There's nowhere better to soak up the atmosphere of Yuletides than in a stately home decorated for Christmas...   Here are Britain's best stately homes at Christmas...   Stately homes at Christmas: in the past That festive scene in...

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...
real tennis

Real Tennis: the sport of kings

Literally the game of kings, real tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis became...

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...
historic royal palaces

Meet the Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces

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...
Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo, Stratford upon Avon review

While house-hunting in 1597, William Shakespeare would have known the handsome pub opposite his New Place. The Falcon was not a five-minute walk from Shakespeare’s Birthplace and across the road from Shakespeare’s Schoolroom. The world-class theatres built...
Katharine of Aragon, tudor, history

Is there more to Katharine of Aragon’s story?

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores King Henry VIII’s first love, Katharine of Aragon.
Cotehele

Four of the best Tudor houses

We tour four Tudor houses impeccably preserved by the National Trust and full of fascinating historical detail An age of ease and prosperity, the Tudor period saw a frenzy of competitive building: lavish, even ostentatious,...
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