There’s more to see along those pretty hills. Tour 4,000 years of history across one of Britain’s most iconic landscapes. Plus, online extras from the author!
“And at the prearranged signal, they all jumped up and shouted, ‘Vote for Women!'” We continue our conversation about the Houses of Parliament and the Suffrage movement.
“There is a dark undertone of a real ferocious intelligence that is always questioning moral choice.” The writer of the star-studded TV adaptation on the brilliance of Agatha Christie.
Celebrate the life and death of the most famous English actor of the Regency era this Sunday at 3PM at All Saints…
Robin in Hampstead Churchyard near John Constable’s Tomb wins January’s photo competition! And subscriber Kenneth William Adams shares his fond memories of Hampstead.
‘Tis a foul fowl thing! Feathered monsters, protected by the Crown, are terrorizing the good people of Gloucestershire.
Celebrating (almost) 100 years of Women’s Suffrage in Britain! “It’s been an opportunity to get people into the building–to come and literally walk in the footsteps of people like Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett, Emily Wilding Davison!”
Peter Rabbit is back–just a little bit “older, slower and portlier.”
Ironmasters of Wales
“At Blaenavon Ironworks, the world’s most advanced ironworks when it opened in 1789, hulking remains of furnaces, chimneys and cast house confront you with the gigantic scale of operations, all glowered over by the monstrous-magnificent balance tower.”
“Scott himself described Abbotsford as “Conundrum Castle” and it has rather unfairly been described as his “finest historical novel.”
Mists Over Glastonbury
Have more spiritual claims and legends attached to Glastonbury than any other place in England?
Lizzie Bennet Tours the Peaks
Jane Austen knew the Peak District. Pemberley might be fictitious, but you can still follow in Lizzie’s footsteps.
Expedition to Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands
We’re told that England’s first monks formed monastic communities for quiet, but they were surely also attracted by the beautiful landscape on Lindisfarne.
Haltwhistle: Still the Center of Britain
In the heart of Roman Wall Country, the Northumbrian market town bristles with pride
Home Port: Where English Maritime History Berths Up for Fun
Home of the Royal Navy, seat of the Empire’s maritime power, and beautiful Hampshire cathedral city--Portsmouth has got it all.
Marches Market Town: Where Food Is King
Morsels of Spanish tapas tempt among many ethnic and national cuisines in Ludlow.
Chepstow and the Little Church in the Vale
St. James’ church stands roofless in splendid isolation, eerie traces of the abandoned medieval hamlet that it once served discernible only as bumps in the riverside fields.
The Weird Suffolk Coast
Things are a bit weird on the Suffolk coast.
Somerset’s Thankful Villages
A place where all who served in the Great war returned home safely. Somerset county has nine thankful villages, more than any other county.
Join Pilgrims on the Mayflower Trail
They left everything behind for faith and liberty. Learn the little-known early history of these courageous explorers.
There is no surer way of absorbing yourself in Scottish culture than having a dram or two.
A Pocketful of Rye
Rye's surprising criminal past will provide an added layer of intrigue to your visit.
Civil War Comes to Newark
Sandra Lawrence takes us to the nation’s first museum devoted to the English Civil War.