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Mechanism of Wells Cathedral Clock

Big Ben has fallen silent. But another clock is chiming on – 600 years...

Wells Cathedral Clock has one of the oldest clock mechanisms in the world. As it finds a new home in a more prominent area of the Science Museum, we cast a look at its...
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit families at Peckham Central School Community Centre

Royal letter about ‘shy’ future king up for sale

Father's note shows intimate portrait of King George VI as a young boy, defending his shy nature against 'too forward' boys of the day King George VI - portrayed by Colin Firth in the 2010...

5 best British history podcasts to download now

As the National Trust launches a podcast series exploring its finest gardens and houses, we delve into the first few episodes and find four more podcasts to bring a bit of British history into...
Sir Francis Drake's Tudor galleon Golden Hind

Replica Tudor galleon sailed by Francis Drake is for sale – and it could...

Calling all Tudor fans, a replica of Francis Drake’s ship Golden Hind is for sale in Devon. The ship captured a Spanish galleon in the 16th century, laden with the equivalent of £480 million...
Merrythought teddy bears

Bears to dolls, favourite toys of past 100 years celebrated on UK stamps

From Merrythought bears to Sindy dolls, the UK's best-loved toys of the past century are being celebrated in a set of Royal Mail stamps. How many remind you of your childhood? Read more Toys fit for...
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

Big Ben chimes for the last time

Today the famous Big Ben chimes rang out for the last time before being silenced for four years during essential restoration work Crowds gathered in Parliament Square today to hear the familiar Big Ben chimes...
Kate and William's wedding

Piece of William and Kate’s wedding cake goes up for sale. How much would...

A slice of the fruit cake at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess sold for almost £6,000 several years ago The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was one of the...
Remains of Greenwich Palace found during renovations of the Painted Hall

Henry VIII’s favourite palace uncovered in Greenwich in ‘hugely exciting’ find

Lost Tudor palace unearthed at site of Old Royal Naval College in London during renovations of Painted Hall It was the birthplace of Henry VIII, and his favourite palace. But no-one knew what Greenwich Palace...
London landmark, Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament | Big Ben’s Bongs

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent during restoration work

The iconic sound of Big Ben’s bongs will not be heard in London until 2021 as essential restoration work is carried out to Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower They are recognised the world over as a symbol...
Compton Verney in Warwickshire

BRITAIN magazine Sept/Oct 2017: on sale now

From exclusive photos of Arundel Castle to the gardens of Shakespeare’s England, we celebrate the finest Britain has to offer - sometimes even in the sunshine Shakespeare Country Think you know Warwickshire? There's more to Shakespeare’s...

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