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Queen Elizabeth I. Credit: Credit: World History Archive/Alamy

10 of the greatest Queens of England

From ferocious Boudica to ‘Good Queen Bess’ and Queen Elizabeth II, author Elizabeth Norton discusses the 10 greatest queens of England Over the past 2,000 years, nearly 80 women have sat on the royal throne...
HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, pictured at the time of their engagement, 1947. The Queen and Prince Philip 70th wedding anniversary, the longest royal wedding in history

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, making theirs officially the...
Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences  WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of...
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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...
Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea

Platinum Jubilee afternoon teas

If you're wondering where to book a Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea, we've cherry-picked the best places in London for a regal twist on the classic scones and sandwiches The Goring The Goring’s history is inextricably linked...

Sign our card to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place from the 2-5 June 2022. As this momentous milestone approaches, sign our card to send your good wishes to our nation's longest-reigning monarch. On Sunday...
Britain magazine

BRITAIN’s top 10 royal residences

We take a look at the top ten elegant royal residences around the UK, from Balmoral to Kensington, to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. 1. Buckingham Palace, London Buckingham Palace may well be the...

Top 10 British mothers from history

These famous royals, writers and feminists on our top 10 list all have one thing in common – they're mothers 1. Diana, Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 –31 August 1997) Diana, Princess of Wales was...
10 Majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

10 majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Think you know everything there is to know about our reigning monarch? Then why not test yourself with our list of 10 facts?
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Stay at a royal retreat

From castles and estates to hotels and inns, Britain has a wonderful selection of places to stay with a royal flavour “Queen Elizabeth I slept here” is the sort of claim that is often heard when...
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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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