This issue we explore the beauty of the Lake District, uncover Victorian scandal in the Cotswolds, and celebrate the legacy of King Edward I, who ascended the throne 750 years ago this year
As the weather cools the colours in Britain get more beautiful, and there’s no better time than autumn to explore the beauty of the Lake District, which drew Victorian city-dwellers in droves, including beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter, and romantic poet William Wordsworth.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best historic houses are full of the stories of their former occupants, and Kelmscott Manor in the Cotswolds is no exception. Once owned by the designer William Morris, the manor has recently reopened after a successful renovation and we stepped inside to uncover the scandalous stories behind the idyllic countryside façade.
We’re also profiling castle-builder extraordinaire King Edward I, who this year, celebrates the 750th anniversary of his coronation at Westminster Abbey in 1272. Edward I, otherwise known as ‘the English Justinian’ and the ‘Hammer of the Scots,’ certainly has a long-lived reputation, which has resonated through the centuries through his many famous nicknames, but how did he really measure up to them?
Plus, you could be in with a chance of winning an adventure-filled seven-night stay for two on the Yorkshire Coast!
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A taste of the issue
Windermere and Grasmere: Romancing the Lake District
We follow a literary trail around Windermere and Grasmere, jewels in the crown of the magnificent Lake District.
William Morris at Kelmscott Manor: Life’s rich tapestry
William Morris’s idyllic Cotswold retreat has reopened after a three-year renovation. We step inside to uncover the stories and scandals of Kelmscott Manor.
King Edward I: The warrior king
From Flower of Chivalry to Hammer of the Scots, King Edward I had more nicknames than any other monarch, but how did he measure up to them?
WIN an adventure-filled seven-night stay on the Yorkshire Coast
Your chance to win an epic seven-night stay for two on the beautiful Yorkshire coast, worth £3,500.
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