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Elizabethan London: Royals and rogues

From taverns and playhouses to markets and slums, what was London really like in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I? Words by Neil Jones Elizabethan London A French visitor to England in 1578 waxed lyrical that “rumour...
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Pitchford Hall: A day in the life of a historic home

James and his wife Rowena Nason returned to the beautiful Tudor Pitchford Hall in Shropshire where she grew up, 25 years after it was sold and fell into neglect. They are now restoring it...
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The best castles in Kent

The coastal county of Kent is home to no less than 30 castles. From magnificent homes to mighty military fortresses, each has its own fascinating story to tell. Here, we list the best castles...
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Shakespeare’s first folio

400 years after the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, we look back on the Bard’s remarkable legacy Words by Neil Jones What is Shakespeare's First Folio? Four hundred years ago, in 1623, a book appeared under the...
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Hever Castle: Castle of queens

Hever Castle has long been associated with Anne Boleyn, but fascinating new findings reveal how another of Henry VIII's queens made her mark Words by Sandra Lawrence Back in those golden, pre-pandemic days, the team at...
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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...
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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...
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