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.
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Ceremonial events in London: From Changing the Guard to the State Opening of Parliament

From the world-famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to quirky traditions at the Tower of London, there is a spectacular calendar of ceremonial events in London. But what does this symbol-laden pageantry reveal…

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The Channel Islands: Jersey, Story of an island

A unique blend of English and French influences, fascinating Jersey, in the Channel Islands is a delight for history buffs Words Natasha Foges What are the Channel Islands? Tucked into the Bay of Saint-Malo, the…

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The story of St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland

We bring you the story of the man behind the myth of St Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, who is celebrated each St Patrick’s Day

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10 greatest women in British history

It was only 30 years ago that Britain acquired its first female prime minister but women have nevertheless made their mark throughout British history. Here are 10 of the most notable.

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The National Gallery London celebrates its 200th birthday

The National Gallery celebrates its 200th birthday in 2024. Discover the evolution of this London icon, from its surprising origins to its plans for this landmark year London’s National Gallery, which celebrates its 200th birthday…

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Royal hobbies

From medieval jousting to King Charles III’s penchant for hedgelaying, discover the hidden royal hobbies of our kings and queens Words by Neil Jones Royal hobbies: King Charles III King Charles III is renowned for…

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Royal Berkshire: County of Kings

Berkshire’s royal seal of approval stretches back to the time of William the Conqueror. Soak up the ages-old pageantry and ceremony at Windsor Castle, but don’t miss this historic county’s quieter side Royal Berkshire What…

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The Suffolk Coast: The picturesque seaside resorts and rural villages at England’s eastern edge

We explore the picturesque seaside resorts and rural villages of the Suffolk coast at England’s eastern edge Words by Catherine Jones The Suffolk Coast With its long stretches of sand and shingle beach, historic towns…

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…

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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…