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Warrior queens of England

Medieval history was dominated by warrior kings, but there have been many powerful warrior queens too, whose tales of courage and daring are all the more remarkable given the times in which they lived Words...

Happy 74th birthday to King Charles III

King Charles III turns 74 today. Believe it or not, this little chap is King Charles as a baby, sitting on his mother, Queen Elizabeth II's lap. Today, he turns 74 and to celebrate his...
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Remember remember the 5th of November: The (almost) explosive story of Guy Fawkes

Remember remember, the fifth of November, so the poem goes, but what was the true story behind the Gunpowder Plot – and was its protagonist Guy Fawkes really a freedom fighter or a fool? So...
The Bayeaux Tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest

The story of the Battle of Hastings: What is the Bayeux Tapestry?

We tell the story of the Battle of Hastings – William the Conqueror’s decisive battle, beautifully depicted in the embroidered artwork William the Conqueror's arrival on the shores of southern England changed the course of...
Richard III, an early 17th-century likeness. Credit: Amberley Publishing

Richard III facts: 10 things you didn’t know about the king in the car...

10 King Richard III facts which you might not have known are revealed by the author David Baldwin... 2022 marks the 10 year anniversary since the remains of King Richard III of England were found...
Princes in the Tower

The life of King Richard III of England

2022 marks the 10 year anniversary since the uncovering of the remains of King Richard III of England. We look back at his life and the discovery of his body... Words: Millie Sykes The life of...

The Real Beatrix Potter

Her books are loved the world over, but the author’s unconventional life choices and passion for the Lake District make her own story a fascinating tale in itself Words by Nadia Cohen Say the name of...

Who was David Livingstone?

We follow in the footsteps of the Scottish missionary, explorer and all-round Victorian hero, who fought to end the slave trade  There aren’t many ten-year-olds working in a cotton mill who would spend their first...

Captain Cook Country: explore the charming Yorkshire towns that shaped the explorer

Captain James Cook changed our perception of world geography. We explore the Yorkshire towns and villages that shaped one of Britain’s most famous explorers One day in 1746 a 17-year-old youth arrived in Whitby on...

The rise of Queen Elizabeth I

The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was known as the ‘Virgin Queen’ for her failure to marry but she reigned over an exciting period of English accomplishment. From the moment of her...
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