Your May/June issue of BRITAIN is here!

The May/June issue of BRITAIN is out now and we’ve got a host of wonderful features for you, from Shakespeare and castles to Georgian fashion

Welcome to the May/June issue of BRITAIN! This issue we’re marking 400 years since the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio by looking back at the Bard’s remarkable legacy, and following exciting new findings, we tell the story of Hever Castle – home to two of Henry VIII’s wives.

We’re also donning gown and bonnet for a promenade with the fashion-conscious Georgians and, as ever, we explore some of the country’s most scenic corners, including the beautiful tidal island of Lindisfarne, which was once the holiest site in Anglo-Saxon England.

Plus, our Great British Holiday Competition is back and bigger than ever for 2023, offering you the chance to win an unforgettable five-star break in London and the Cotswolds.

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A taste of the issue

Shakespeare’s First Folio
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One of the 230 surviving First Folios. Credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

400 years after the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, we look back on the Bard’s remarkable legacy. Read more here. 

Hever Castle: Castle of Queens
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Hever Castle, Kent. Credit: Travel Pix Collection / AWL Images

Hever Castle has long been associated with Anne Boleyn, but fascinating new findings reveal how another of Henry VIII’s queens made her mark. Read more here. 

Lindisfarne: A history of Holy Island
Lindisfarne Castle was built by King Henry VIII to guard the Fleet anchorage in the Harbour of Holy Island. Credit: Troy GB images / Alamy

Once the holiest site in Anglo-Saxon England, the beautiful tidal island of Lindisfarne is a haven for historians. Read more here. 

Georgian fashion: Undressing the Georgians
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A court dress and shoes from 1740-60. Credit: Fashion Museum Bath

From wigs to petticoats, what can Georgian fashion tell us about the period and its people? Read more here. 

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Editor’s Choice

The King’s coronation 2023: Everything you need to know

king's coronation
The Gold State Coach (pictured here being used in Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022) will be used to carry the King and Queen Consort on 6 May 2023. Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP) (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

With the excitement building and the countdown beginning for the King’s Coronation, we’re bringing you everything you need to know before the big day. Read more here. 

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