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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...
10 Majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

10 majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Think you know everything there is to know about our reigning monarch? Then why not test yourself with our list of 10 facts?
George V

Who was George V? Why did he change the Royal Family’s name? 

King George V promoted the reach of the British Empire and encouraged the idea of a coalition between the three major political parties. He ruled from 1910-1936 As a descendant of Prince Albert and the...
William Wallace

Who was William Wallace?

Who was the legendary warrior and why is he still celebrated as a Scottish hero centuries on? Words Joan McFadden For many people, Mel Gibson’s Braveheart summed up William Wallace: a hero fighting for his country,...
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