Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

Five of the lesser-known British Royals

How much do you know about these lesser known royals?

Queen Elizabeth II photographed with her grandson Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

Where do the Royal Family actually live?

Which members of the royal family live in which castles? We take a look at the homes of Queen Elizabeth and her family 

Men and women in Africa captured into slavery.

A timeline of the abolition of the British slave trade

William Wilberforce, "The Saints" and the political events in Britain which led up to the abolition of slavery in 1833 across the British Empire.

King Charles II

The reign of Charles II and the Restoration

Charles II was a polarizing figure. How much do you know about the former King?

Chartwell House, former home to Winston Churchill.

Wonderful visits to the homes of British prime ministers and soldiers

These amazing houses, the homes of heroes and statesmen, are wonderful tourist attractions to visit on your next vacation in Britain.

An illustration of the Tynewydd Colliery disaster, at Porth, in 1877.

The Tynewydd Colliery disaster

On April 11 1877 at the Tynewydd Colliery, in Porth became flooded by water from the abandoned workings nearby. Fourteen miners were trapped underground at Tynewydd and rescue attempts were begun to find them.

British Aviator: Amy Johnson.

Amy Johnson: The incredible life of a pioneer aviator

The death-defying daredevil life and flights of Amy Johnson a pioneering English pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia.

General William Howe

General William Howe and the War of Independence

General William Howe was Commander in Chief of the British Army during a crucial period of the War of Independence. How much do you know about the British leader?

Prince William outside a KFC

Prince William stops for...A KFC?

Prince William looks hungry in this photo!

The Royal Family captured by British Pathe at Windsor.

Have you seen this footage of the Royal Family at Windsor?

Have you seen this footage of the Royal family at Windsor?

Queen Elizabeth II inspects men of the newly-renamed Queen\'s Own Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, at Kaduna Airport, Nigeria, during her Commonwealth Tour, 2nd February 1956. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Watch: Queen Elizabeth II's 1961 visit to Ghana

Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth in Ghana?

Circa 50 BC, Julius Caesar (102 BC - 44 BC) as dictator of Rome wearing a crown of laurel and holding a symbol of office

Julius Caesar in Britain

Despite two attempts to overtake Britain, Caesar ultimately returned home emptyhanded. Here's a look at the history of Julius Caesar in Britain

A close up detail of Prince William and Kate Middleton\'s wedding cake, from 2011.

The history of Royal wedding cakes

Fruited confections fit for a Queen! We take a look at the history of Royal wedding cakes - from Queen Elizabeth II to Prince William and down to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The funereal effigy of Phillipa Chaucer, wife of 14th-century poet Geoffrey, rests in St. Mary the Virgin, the village church of East Worldham.

Wandering in literary Hampshire

From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England’s past.

Loch Ness from Aldourie shoreline, near Inverness, Scotland.

Denizen of the deep - the Loch Ness Monster

Urquhart Castle is surely one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, dominates a sandstone bluff overlooking much of the length of Loch Ness.

Sir George Cayley, the Father of Aviation

Sir George Cayley, the Father of Aviation

In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright launched the world’s first piloted heavier-than-air flying machine, or so history would have us believe. But they were actually 50 years behind eccentric Englishman Sir George Cayley.

Lady in hoop skirt, rococo era, c. 1780. Hand colored wood engraving, published c. 1880.

An 18th-century woman’s dressing routine

Have you ever wondered how long it took an 18th-century lady to get dressed?

The Great Gate at Hampton Court Palace.

The ghosts of the Tudors at the Palace of Hampton Court

The Palace of Hampton Court is so splendid that two of its 16th-century residents have seemingly refused to leave, for it is said that their ghosts walk its halls to this day.

Snowdonia, North Wales

Six places to see on the west coast of Wales

Head west to the far west coast of Wales for a road trip adventure that is far less traveled.

The nave and chancel of St Botolph\'s church in Boston Lincolnshire.The church is commonly known as Boston Stump

The history of St. Botolph's & John Cotton

How a church in Lincolnshire inspired the city of Boston and the story of John Cotton

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, a painting by John Collier.

The legacy of Anthony Ashley-Cooper the Victorian social reformer

Anthony Ashley Cooper opened people's eyes to the oppression of the weakest and poorest among them and led the way to easing their misery.

The green worlds of Lancelot “Capability” Brown

After over 300 years, the legacy of history’s greatest landscape architect remains.

Like all the 18th and 19th-century textile mills, Darley Abbey Mills sits next to a river—the water providing the power that drove its vast machinery. DERWENT VALLEY MILLS

Traveling through the history of Britain's textiles

Weaving the tapestry of Northern life. Visiting the historic textile mills opens windows onto the technological innovations of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Queeh Victoria.

The secrets of Queen Victoria

From 1832 Queen Victoria, kept detailed personal journals for 69 years mapping out the monarch's reign but her secrets were edited out after her death.

Queen Elizabeth II and the immediate Royal Family.

What is Queen Elizabeth's favourite dessert?

Did you know Queen Elizabeth has a sweet tooth? Here's what she likes best.

Featured in Rob Roy: Loch Katrine is a freshwater loch and scenic attraction in the Trossachs area of the Scottish Highlands.

British landscapes from your favorite books to explore on vacation

Bring British literature to life by visiting the setting of one of your favourite novels, from Jane Austen to D.H. Lawrence we take a look at ten of the best.

Butlering with the best - beyond the green baize door

“The art of the butler is seen by many people as being old-fashioned, but nothing could be further from the truth,” says Grant Harrold— and he should know.

Hallam Street, London: after the World War II Blitz.

A World War II survivor recalls the London Blitz

Joan McKenzie, a survivor, recalls World War II's Hitler's V-weapon offensive during the Blitz.

The spiritual claims and legends surrounding Glastonbury

Have more spiritual claims and legends attached to Glastonbury than any other place in England?

Circa 1805: Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805), British admiral, wearing the uniform in which he was fatally wounded.

On this day: Admiral Horatio Nelson died

At the National Maritime Museum's Nelson Gallery, visitors catch a glimpse of the personality of England's greatest naval warrior Admiral Horatio Nelson

Kate Middleton

What will happen when Kate Middleton becomes Queen?

Here's what's on the horizon for Kate Middleton!

Queen Elizabeth II, photographed in 1977.

The Irish Lord who captured Queen Elizabeth's heart

Queen Elizabeth and Patrick Plunket enjoyed a special relationship. Read more to find out about their close bond.

Tower bridge and the sky London skyline at night in London, England

Five things you have to do in London

Are you visiting London soon? Here are five of our favorite things to do and see in England's capital.

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan star in first portrait since stepping down from the Royal Family

Harry and Meghan have starred in their first portrait since stepping down from the Royal Family.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The one thing The Queen and her heirs always travel with

What do Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Prince Harry always travel with?

Watling Street

From Celts to Roman and modern day - taking a ride on Watling Street

Watling Street is a historical route dating back to Celtic and Roman times. Join our writer as he takes a trip along the road.

Dame Vera Lynn

Great British Heroes: Vera Lynn: ‘The Forces Sweetheart’

In the bleak years of World War II, Vera Lynn’s songs captured the spirit of their times and charged the morale of British servicemen everywhere

A promo shot for the 1995 BBC mini-series based on Jane Austen\'s Pride and Prejudice.

Q&A with Simon Langton, Director of the BBC's Pride and Prejudice

Two decades after the famous 1995 BBC series Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth, British Heritage Travel caught up with Direct Simon Langton to get the inside scoop.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth

Did Prince Philip have an intimate relationship with Daphne Du Maurier?

Did Prince Philip and Daphne Du Maurier have a relationship?

Author and playwright Oscar Wilde.

The life of Oscar Wilde in his own words

Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable writers of all time, and here's his most famous quotes used to tell his life story

Queen Victoria\'s funeral procession.

Pathe footage of Queen Victoria's funeral

The funeral of Queen Victoria broke royal protocol in every way and changed the way we mourn monarchy forever 

Former prime minister and 20th-century statesman David Lloyd George reflects here with Frances Stevenson, his longtime secretary, and mistress. It is 1943, the year they were married

My grandmother was Lloyd George's mistress

"Lloyd George... asked her to become his secretary but explained that he could work with her only if he made her his mistress as well."

Portrait of Rear Admiral William Bligh.

The famed despot behind the mutiny on the Bounty, Lt. William Bligh

Incredible the mutiny of 1789 on the Bounty was only one of three set against Lieutenant William Bligh but was his a victim or a villain.

Like many of the tiny cove beaches along the Penwith coast, the fine sands and azure waters of the beach at Porthcurno give a Mediterranean flavor to southern Cornwall.

The Cliffs of Penwith - Cairns, quoits and kitsch at the tip of Cornwall

Cornwall’s Penwith Peninsula has what may be the finest coast in all of Britain: nearly 40 miles of continuous, unbroken sea cliffs, with fine sand beaches washed into narrow cuts, and water the deep turquoise of the Bahamas.

Tintagel Castle perched precariously in the mists of history on the Cornish clifftop.

Exploring Devon and Cornwall

Are you planning a visit to the UK and wondering what to do in Devon and Cornwall? Let us help plan your visit

Thames Tunnel Mills, Rotherhithe, in South London.

The real history of pilgrim's ship the Mayflower in London

From Rotherhithe, southeast London, the ship, the Mayflower, first set sail on its famous pilgrim's mission. It's all commemorated on the banks of The Thames.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Everything you need to know about Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall has never sought out the limelight, so how much do you really know about Camilla?

A promo shot for the latests reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes, in 1984, by Granada TV.

Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes in London

A look at Sherlock Holmes London and the life of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle.

Cantebury center.

What to see and do in Canterbury

A roundup of what to do, where to go, and what you have to see in Canterbury

The huge tapered yews of Hampton Court Palace shaped the view from the front windows for King Henry VIII and his court.

Topiary gardens of Britain - on the cutting edge

The ancient history of clipped bushes and hedges and where to see topiary gardens at their best in Britain.

Queen Elizabeth II delivering her Christmas speech, in 2019.

Why Queen Elizabeth II is in the Guinness Book of World Records

Queen Elizabeth II is a Guinness Book of Records seven times over but what kind of records does the Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith hold?

Welsh male voice choir in action.

The magic of Welsh male voice choirs

Choirs have always been closely associated with Wales. Join Sian Ellis as she looks into what makes that connection so special.

British Heritage Travel\'s November / December 2020 issue.

Huddle up this winter and dream with British Heritage Travel

As we move into winter and take stock of what's being an incredibly challenging year let's revel in a very British Christmas and plan ahead for our future vacations to Britain. 

Queen Elizabeth and members of Apollo 11

What Royal protocol did Neil Armstrong break when he met Her Majesty?

Neil Armstrong had quite the faux-pas on his trip to Buckingham Palace.

John Knox statue at Haddington.

John Knox - the Scottish religious reformer

Martin Luther is synonymous with Protestantism in Germany. In France, John Calvin led the reform movement. Scotland, too, had its giant of ecclesiastical reform in John Knox.

The South Transept, at Westminster Abbey, also known as Poet\'s Corner.

John Andre: Westminster's unknown poet

Devoteés of great literature pass by John Andre's monument at Westminster Abbey's Poet's Corner in puzzlement. Yet his death, more than two centuries ago, caused a sensation both in England and the United States.

A crowd of female protestors in Britain, bearing a placard which reads \'Help Our Prisoners in Germany\', circa 1914. They are protesting the internment of thousands of British civilians at Ruhleben (now a district of Berlin) at the start of World War I. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The British community inside the Ruhleben Prison Camp

British citizens in Germany at the onset of WWI soon found themselves in the Ruhleben prison camp.

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

The myth of middle-class Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is often touted as being middle class. Is this really true?

How three enlightened German princesses helped to shape Britain

Caroline, Charlotte, and Augusta, who had never visited Britain before taking the on Royal duties, played a major role in developing royal palaces, and gardens hugely promoted their own personal interests.

The Victoria Cross medal.

"For valour" - A history of Britain's Victoria Cross medal

A medal awarded to those who 'perform acts of conspicuous courage and bravery' here is just a short history of some of the heroes who earned it.

William Penn

William Penn and the Quaker migration to Pennsylvania

William Penn founded the Province of Pennsylvania. Read more to discover the history behind the man.

Leeds from temples to markets - a city built on trade

"From cloth to grain to the industrial revolution, the story of Northern entrepreneurial effort is seen throughout the city."

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour.

Joe Wright on his Winston Churchill biopic, Darkest Hour

Joe Wright orchestrated the wonderful Churchill biopic. Have you read our interview with the director?

Prince William and Prince Harry

Royal biographer reveals rift between Harry and William

Did you know Harry and William didn't see eye to eye in this way?

Princess Margaret travelling to her wedding in the Royal Coach

The story behind Princess Margaret's wedding tiara

Did you know that Princess Margaret bought her own tiara rather than borrow one from the royal jewels?

Hand made Banbury Cakes, Eccles Cakes, Granola Slices and Chocolate Brownies for sale on a stall at a UK Farmer’s Market.

The best of British baking

We've all seen the Great British Bake Off, but how much do you know about these British delights?

Edinburgh Skyline, Balmoral Clocktower, Scotland.

Visiting Scotland - ten places you have to see

For a different side of Britain, head up north, to the wonderful Scotland.

Plymouth, in south west England.

Plymouth: Britain’s Ocean City

Explore The Barbican and play bowls on The Hoe with Drake.

The Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo was one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century. Today, visit a reconstruction at the site.

Journey into Anglo-Saxon England

Take a trip through English history, from the 5th to the 11th centuries from the end of Roman Britain until the Norman conquest in 1066.

Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Was Outlander's Black Jack Randall based on a real Jacobite figure?

Fans of Outlander have been wondering whether or not Captain Black Jack Randall was based on a real person or not.

President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II during a State Banquet in Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011 in London, England. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle are in the UK for a two day State Visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. During the trip they will attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and the President will address both houses of parliament at Westminster Hall. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Did Queen Elizabeth really fall in love with this world leader?

Queen Elizabeth has met every American president since becoming Queen. But which one left the biggest mark? Let's take a look.

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Take British Heritage Travel's reader's survey and win a $200 gift card

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, known as Kate Middleton.

Kate is Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order but what does it mean?

To celebrate the Duchess of Cambridge's 8th wedding anniversary, the Queen made her a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order - the highest honour she can bestow. But what exactly does it mean?

Chatsworth House and Gardens, in Derbyshire.

Chatsworth House and Garden, the palace of the Peaks

Located on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, Chatsworth is repeatedly named as Britain's favourite stately home.

Mince and tatties! A sure fire Scottish favorite.

Hearty traditional favourite - mince and tatties recipe

Back in fashion nowadays but with its history dating back hundreds of years, this Scottish homely meal is still a favorite.

Harry Selfridge

A man with a catchphrase - Mr. Selfridge's most famous places

Let's take a trip to some of the places made famous by Harry Selfridge.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth honors COVID heroes in birthday honors

Healthcare workers are to receive some special consideration in Queen Elizabeth's birthday honors for 2020.

Steps down to St David\'s Cathedral, St David\'s, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pretty Pembrokeshire - the Welsh village with something for everyone

Sunshine or showers, there’s always lots to see and do in Pembrokeshire, on the Welsh coast.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Documentary makes fascinating claim about Prince Charles and Princess Diana

A new documentary set to air on Channel 5 has made a fascinating claim about Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship.

Queen Elizabeth II.

What to expect when Queen Elizabeth II dies

As the word's longest-reigning monarch, there's an entire generation of people who have never known life without Queen Elizabeth.

The Battle of Shrewsbury.

A bloody field by Shrewsbury and an end to Sir Henry Percy's life

The Battle of Shrewsbury set the stage for the War of the Roses and ended Sir Henry ‘Hotspur’ Percy’s quest for England’s crown…and his life.

Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom.

Here's 8 things you never knew about Queen Elizabeth

Did you know these facts about Queen Elizabeth?

David Attenborough and Prince William

Prince William and David Attenborough join forces

Prince William and David Attenborough have teamed up to combat environmental issues.

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day, Nov 20, 1947.

Queen Elizabeth II bought her wedding dress with WWII ration coupons

Two years after the end of the Second World War Elizabeth purchased her wedding dress using ration coupons.

Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.

Is this Queen Elizabeth II's secret to good health?

She's been on the throne for 67 years, but what is the secret to Queen Elizabeth II's good health?

The A591 road, in the Lake District.

Our favorite facts about The National Trust - preserving Britain's beauty

Have you heard these facts about the National Trust?

The remains of Rievaulx Abbey, a former Cistercian abbey near Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Yorkshire’s medieval Cistercian abbeys

Did you know there are four Cistercian abbeys in Yorkshire, including a World Heritage site? Visit all four with our expert guide

The Haunted Forest in HBO\'s Game of Thrones (Tollymore Forest Park, Co. Down).

Seven UK locations that were used for Game of Thrones?

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Did you know that there are 7 locations in the UK that have appeared in the hit show?

The delicious Cornish pasty.

The Cornish pasty - a pastry delight celebrated

Pride in the Cornish pasty runs deep throughout Cornwall, so much so that in 2018 they launched the Cornish Pasty Week.

Jesus greets the Samaritan woman at the well in Elgin’s Biblical Garden.

Elgin and its biblical garden

A gem of a visit on the Grampian Line, in Scotland.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the UK\'s engineering giant.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's costly failure the Atmospheric Railway

From the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the Great Western Railway and then the "Atmospheric Caper". Here's what really happened when Isambard Kingdom Brunel tried out the Atmospheric Railway.

Travel through Scotland by train and really see the countryside.

Exploring bonnie Scotland by train

Do Scotland by train and leave the driving. Elegant Edinburgh, the floral city of Aberdeen and west to the Highland capital of Inverness.

The North Great Road, Sutton-on-Trent.

Adventures on the Great North Road

The Great North Road was the only way of traveling the 409 miles from London to Edinburgh, or Edinburgh to London, for centuries before the A1 and the motorways of today.

Traditional pot-roasted chicken.

Tom Kitchin's traditional pot-roasted chicken recipe

Tom Kitchin, head chef, and proprietor of Kitchin and The Scran and Scallie in Edinburgh's talk food, fall and reveals his traditional pot-roasted chicken recipe.

A view of Big Ben taken from Trafalgar Square.

Visiting London with the family

Taking the family to London is undoubtedly one of the finest trips you will ever take.

Maggi Hambling\'s Scallop Shell sculpture on the beach north of Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

The weird and wonderful Suffolk Coast

Welcome to the eccentric, exciting, weird and wonderful Suffolk coast.

Photo Taken In Manchester, United Kingdom

Welcome to the Port of Manchester

Dozens of ships unload their cargo onto the docks at the port of Manchester, some of it bound for nearby warehouses, some straight for the local mills and factories.

Kristin Stewart

Kristen Stewart talks all things Princess Diana ahead of movie

Kristen Stewart has spoken out about her upcoming role.

Lady Louise Windsor with some of the rest of the Royal Family on Christmas Day.

Lady Louise Windsor - meet Queen Elizabeth's favourite grandchild

A royal insider recently revealed that the Queen's favourite grandchild is Lady Louise Windsor, eldest child of Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. Here's everything you need to know about Lady Louise.

William Wilberforce

Abolitionist William Wilberforce and the British slave trade

The slave trade was abolished across the British Empire in 1833. This piece explores the lead up to this historic event

Exploring Wales and unearthing magic and legends

Exploring the castles, mountains, winding roads, and valleys of the mystical Wales where so many tales of princes, heroes, villains, and saints live on.

The success story of the Salvation Army.

Onward Christian soldiers - the story of the Salvation Army

What began as a family mission in East London in 1865 with soup kitchens and “Food for the Millions” shops spread to become a worldwide organization. 

A promo shot of Prince William for the documentary series \"A Planet For Us All\".

William takes on role of "People's Prince", just like his mother Princess Diana

The Duke of Cambridge has been praised following a touching conservation documentary series that aired for the first time this week. 

Queen Elizabeth II attends the opera in 1953.

WATCH: Queen Elizabeth Attends The Opera

Have you seen this incredible footage of Queen Elizabeth at the opera?

A statue of Edward VII, in Birmingham.

The secrets of King Edward VII

The secrets of the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India including the love for women and the high-life.

Buckingham Palace, in the heart of London city.

A look at the renovated Buckingham Palace

We finally get to see inside the recently renovated Buckingham Palace and it looks incredible 

Ely Cathedral: Close to where Celia\'s horse\'s feet could scarcely stand\' as she crossed the Sands of Dee.

The journeys of Celia Fiennes through 17th-century England

Three hundred years ago, a remarkable woman travelled alone through every county in England. Today, her journal provides us with a glimpse of 17th-century England.

Kateryn Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII of England.

A Q&A with Philippa Gregory: The Taming of the Queen

British Heritage Travel caught up with the author Philippa Gregory in 2015, just after the publication of The Taming of the Queen, the story of Kateryn Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII of England.

What are the most popular baby names in Britain? Find out here.

Here are the most popular baby names in the UK for 2020!

Did you know that these baby names were so popular?

Princess Elizabeth photographed in 1947.

The day the Princess of Wales became Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Philip told his wife that her father had died and she was now Queen, his cousin has revealed 

Queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe, Boudica.

How many of these famous British women through history do you know?

From Cartimandua to Florence Nightingale and Nell Gwyn to Margaret Thatcher, we look at famous women throughout English history. 

The Plough, The Swan... how did British pubs get their names?

How did British pubs get their names?

How better to celebrate International Beer Day (Aug 7) by revelling in the wonder of British pub names! Cheers.

A picturesque cottage in Dorchester, Dorset.

Walking through Thomas Hardy's Casterbridge also known as Dorchester

The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy, is the single work that readers in the early 21st century can recognizably walkthrough virtually scene by scene, in Dorchester, Dorset.

A stream train arriving at the platform of a traditional station in North Yorkshire.

Riding the great British rails

Riding the great British rails guarantees the adventure of a lifetime!

Castle Howard, in Northern Yorkshire.

From castle to minster - soaking up the history of York

Jim Corbett visits York and discovers more than enough to entertain between Castle Howard and York Minster.

Prince Philip.

Watch: Prince Philip tell jokes through the years

Prince Philip is known as a joker. Have a look at this compilation showing some of his best.

The lush greenery of Tennyson\'s country, the Wolds of Lincolnshire.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s country - the Wolds of Lincolnshire

On this day, Oct 5 1892, the English Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, passed away. Today we explore his home region of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Daphne du Maurier.

Daphne du Maurier's Cornwall

Daphne du Maurier came from a line of distinguished eccentrics.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth heartbroken as Royal engagements cancelled until 2021

Queen Elizabeth won't be holding any Royal events for the rest of the year.

Sherborne, in Dorset.

A day well spent... in the market town of Sherborne

Fancy a day perusing grand sights of quaint scenes? Visit Sherborne in Dorset and you can do both.

Seen from across the moat, Leeds Castle looks more suited to impressing visitors with its idyllic charm than to repelling invaders intent on destruction.

Leeds: Castle of Queens

When Lady Baillie visited Leeds castle she could see what Hearst could not it was one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Heading back to Blighty? A guide to British slang.

The British Heritage Travel guide to British slang

While it’s true Yanks and Brits both technically speak the same language, it’s a slight stretch to say we share a common tongue.

Queen Elizabeth II in Belfast.

By Appointment: How to be Queen for a day

A Royal coat of arms and the statement “By Appointment” mark a product favored by the Royal Family and allow anyone to sample the material comforts of the Royals. Ever wonder how you might pretend to be Queen Elizabeth forb a day?

Flask Walk is one of many Georgian lanes that line Hampstead’s attractive and posh residential neighborhoods. Opposite: Though Hampstead still feels a world apart, the village and heath are actually only four miles north of Trafalgar Square.

Escape London city to the calm of Hampstead

Just a few Underground stops from the West End, heath and village are a world apart.

The English Civil War comes to Newark

Parliamentarians and Royalists finally have their story told at the National Civil War Centre.

A stained-glass window depicting William Wallace.

William Wallace's adventure through time in Mel Gibson's movie

The Academy Award-winning film Braveheart managed to propel Sir William Wallace through nearly seven centuries. Through the magic of Hollywood, the infamous 13th-century Scottish hero has returned to his homeland and has once again created quite a stir.

Judi Dench and Stephen Frears on the set of Victoria and Abdul.

Director Stephen Frears on Victoria and Abdul, Judi Dench and more

The elder statesman of British cinema, Stephen Frears invites BHT into his home for a cuppa, a chat, and a few helpful corrections.

Taking a cruise around the Northern Isles of Scotland

A British Heritage report from the stern of the Bridge Deck - seeing Britain from a cruiseliners luxury.

Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth on her relationship with Christ

"I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love."

Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth.

Has Prince Andrew made his last public appearance for the Royal Family?

Has Prince Andrew made his last public appearance?

Glastonbury Abbey.

The Holy Grail, Gothic cathedrals and a town called Cheddar

A five-day drive from London to Wells will take you on a picturesque road trip with a wonderful destination.

Prince Diana, the Queen of Hearts.

Princess Diana’s legacy - the modernizing of the British Royal family

Two decades after her death, Princess Diana's legacy lives on in both her sons and the daughter-in-law she never had the chance to meet

Virginia’s dynamic governor, Sir William Berkeley, spells out his clear vision to the colonial assembly

The Cavalier flight to Virginia

Through the middle decades of the 17th century, aristocrats and adventurers sought a new life in a new world.

The Darling Buds of May: H.E. Bates’ story of country life in the Garden of England during the 1950s captures the idyllic charms of English rural life.

Follow the trail of the Darling Buds of May through the British countryside

Travel through the countryside which inspired H.E. Bates' novels and one of the most popular British TV series ever made - The Darling Buds of May.

The famous London diarist, Samuel Pepys.

The amazing London of Samuel Pepys

For four decades the gadabout diarist reported on the epic events of London city, most notably the Great Fire of London.

A day well spent, in Bath, England.

Top travel tips - 24 hours in Bath, England

It's one of the United Kingdom's most visited cities but what exactly can be achieved by spending 24 hours in Bath?

Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II, in The Crown

Netflix releases photos of season four of The Crown

Some images have been shared Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher from the upcoming season of The Crown!

\"Hitherto I Have Performed it Myself\": Six Dead Secrets, Topsy-Turvy Tales, by William Heath Robinson.

The art of English cartoonist and illustrator William Heath Robinson

The life, work and death of William Heath Robinson, best known for drawings of whimsically elaborate machines to achieve simple objectives.

St. Paul\'s Cathedral, in London.

Wren’s churches - England's greatest architect at work

When the Great Fire of London that Samuel Pepys witnessed had burned out, England’s greatest architect Christopher Wren got right to work.

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Everything you need to know about Winston Churchill

We know Winston Churchill as a hard-nosed, inspirational Prime Minister who led Britain through one of its toughest periods. How did that come to be?

The Bismarck.

The hunt for World War II's Bismarck

Germans abandoning their mission to attack British shipping were intercepted, and a showdown began between the British Home Fleet and Bismarck, the German navy's most powerful warship.

White cliffs of Dover viewed from cross channel ferry, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The White Cliffs of Dover - Everything you need to know

The Cliffs of Dover are one of Britain's most iconic attractions. Join us as we take a look into what makes them so special.

Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham Estate

Is Queen Elizabeth facing a staff revolt?

Could this spell trouble for the Royal Family?

Queen Elizabeth II.

Does Queen Elizabeth Watch The Crown?

The show has been praised for its accurate and enthralling portrayal of Royal life. But does Queen Elizabeth watch The Crown?

A portrait of Horatio Nelson, by Lemuel Francis Abbott.

On this day: Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson was born

Today we mark Admiral Horatio Nelson's birthday by looking back at his life and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Q&A with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes

An interview with our favorite storyteller, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes published ahead of the launch of Belgravia, and his latest book release.

Arundel Castle, West Sussex.

Is Arundel, West Sussex, the best town in Britain?

Is Arundel the best town in Britain?

The three suns: The battle of Mortimer\'s Cross.

The battle of the three suns - Mortimer's Cross

It's a quiet place today, this Mortimer's Cross. Few clues remain to indicate that on a bitter cold Tuesday, Feb 3, 1461, this sleepy hollow shook to the sounds of war and ferocious battle.

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan sign £112 million Netflix deal

Harry and Meghan's Netflix deal is quite the earner!

British prime minister Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) (centre) with Queen Elizabeth, King George VI (1895 - 1952), Princess Elizabeth (left) and Princess Margaret Rose (1930 - 2002) waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during VE Day celebrations. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

King George at The Festival of Britain

The summer of 1951 was a special one in the United Kingdom. Why? The Festival of Britain.

The plague of Florence, in 1348.

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't the first the British Royal family have weathered

The world is currently battling the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Here is a look back at the pandemics through history and how the Royal Family fared.

Great British motor museums

Put the pedal to the metal on Britain's motoring circuit and explore the history of the UK's most famous car brands.

Circa 1480, King Richard III (1452 - 1485) wearing a chain of office and playing with a ring on his little finger. (Photo by Hulton ArchiveGetty Images)

Discovering King Richard III's skeleton - history's biggest find

He lay beneath a Leceister car park for over 500 years, so how did historians discover King Richard III's skeleton?

History of the Pilgrims and Puritans, their ancestry and descendants; basis of Americanization.

The Puritan migration - Albion's seed sets sail

Who were the Puritans? What do you know about them? We explore David Hackett Fischers' Albion's Seed.

Young lovers walking in Gretna Green, c. 1956.

Where lovers run to wed - a history of Gretna Green

Forbes Inglis takes a look at Gretna Green, the little Scottish village of love.

Giant\'s Causeway, Northern Ireland.

The best tourist attractions in Britain

Interested in visiting the UK? Then check out Britain's best tourist attractions to make sure you're getting the most from your trip

Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her birthday in 2018.

What are Queen Elizabeth's hobbies?

Just what are Queen Elizabeth's hobbies for this period of self-isolation?

Has the Titanic II project run out of steam or will we still see a 2018 maiden voyage?

The last letter written on board the doomed Titanic

A letter believed to be the last written on board the Titanic went on display, in March 2015, at Titanic Belfast, a visitor attraction dedicated to the tragic White Starliner.

Princess Eugenie

Another Royal baby is on the way!

A new Royal baby is on the way!

Part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, UK, circa 1960. Possibly St Edward\'s Crown. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Have you seen this footage of The Crown Jewels?

The Crown Jewels are consistently held up as one of the most impressive collections of their kind.

Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth.

Does Queen Elizabeth do an uncanny impression of Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher?

We often think of Queen Elizabeth II as a stern, serious figure, who's known for her stiff upper lip but not according to some!

2nd June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth reveals where her father hid The Crown Jewels during WWII

Letters have revealed that in order to protect the royal jewels from the Nazis, they were hidden In a biscuit tin, 60 feet below Windsor Castle on the order of King George VI.

Portrait of Mary I of England, Queen of England.

Who was Queen Mary I?

She was the first woman monarch to rule in her own right, and also one of the most unpopular, but what did Mary I achieve and why is she known as Bloody Mary?

Iffley Lock on the River Thames. Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Get outta town - the River Thames and the Chilterns

The River Thames is so much more than just a London waterway. Lets get on the road!

Worcester Cathedral, on the banks of the river Severn

The best cathedrals in England

Each of these provincial ecclesiastical fortresses merits a place on our list of the ten best cathedrals in England

An illustration of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

How a 104-year-old telegraph machine was recovered from the Lusitania shipwreck

Tragic WWII passenger ship sunk in 18 minutes killed 1,198 souls. American owner and team work to uncover secrets of the wreck.

Members of the suffrage movement protest for the right to vote.

Podcast: History of United Kingdom suffrage - The ventilator

What was The Ventilator and what role did it play during the suffrage movement? 

Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan, Roslin.

Scotland's mysterious Rosslyn Chapel

Long the focus of folklore and legend, including Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, what about an email from Mary Magdalene? Why not?!

Author of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.

In search of Charles Darwin

A look at the life and works of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Harry and Meghan speak out on the US election

Harry and Meghan have added their two cents to the US election.

Queen Elizabeth II presents the Chatham House Prize 2019 to Sir David Attenborough at the Royal institute of International Affairs, Chatham House on November 20, 2019 in London Colney, England. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth and David Attenborough's decades-long friendship

David Attenborough and HRH Queen Elizabeth are both national treasures aged in their 90s but did you know they were pals. This clip of the pair will make you smile.

York Minster

Five of our favourite things to do in York

York is one of the UK's premier travel destinations. It combines history, culture, and architecture to make it something special.

Circa 1835: English poet and author of \'Wuthering Heights\', Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848). Original artwork painted by Charlotte Bronte.

The Brontë Sisters and their inspirations

It's no secret that the Brontë sisters were inspired by their surroundings, but was it their hometown of Haworth that inspired them or the nearby moors?

Visit living British history at open-air museums

Immerse yourself in more than 2,000 years of British history at some of the finest open-air museums in the world.

John Wesley, the founding father of the Methodist Church, pulled from fire.

John Wesley: Pulled from the fire

The father of Methodism led a charmed life, narrowly escaping death from fire and angry mobs, and winning converts by his quiet dignity and unquenchable (some would say heretical) enthusiasm.

The Lake District

The UK's favorite road trips

Here are the very best road trips to be found in the UK.

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their two children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the grounds of Clarence House, London.

Watch: The Royal Family in Scotland in 1955

The Royal Family has always shared a special relationship with Scotland and its people and this British Pathe footage from 1955 shows just that.

On April 3, 1912, Titanic arrived in Southampton after departing from Belfast.

Titanic and Southampton - the special relationship between the two

We look at the special relationship the city has with the ill-fated liner, which sunk on this day, April 15, 1912.

23rd June 1948: Lord Louis Mountbatten , the last Governor General from Britain waving a cheery farewell to the crowds in Delhi

Was Lord Mountbatten In an open marriage?

A new biography about Lord Mountbatten details how "devastated" he was with his wife Edwina's affairs.

Fancy a brew? How to make the perfect cup of tea.

Here's how to make the perfect cuppa

Simply put, tea is the quintessentially British pastime.

The city\'s 14th-century walls enclose a remarkable trove of history and architecture. Monk’s Bar, dead ahead, contains a museum of the infamous King Richard III, who was something of a local hero.

Steeped in Roman and Viking history - the proud city of York

Eboracum to Jorvik to York - Where the streets are called gates, the gates are called bars and the bars are called pubs.

Prince Harry

The prank Prince Harry pulled on Queen Elizabeth

Prince Harry used to be quite the prankster!

Still from the British Pathe video \"8 Monarchies That No Longer Exist\".

Can you name these eight monarchies that no longer exist?

The concept of Monarchy has struggled to survive around the world, but not in the mighty United Kingdom.

British Conservative Party politician and Prime Minsiter of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013) at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, UK, 10th October 1980. (Photo by Colin Davey/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Who is your favorite British Prime Minister?

There have been some fascinating British Prime Ministers over the years. Here's some of the more notable ones.

The mill buildings at New Lanark, Scotland.

Ahead of the times in the mill town New Lanark

It took people with real vision to change life for our ancestors, a case in point can be found at the New Lanark mills in southwest Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II.

How does Queen Elizabeth remember everyone's name?

Queen Elizabeth spends a huge amount of time meeting people. At 94 years old, how on earth does she remember their names?

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Take a virtual tour of Britains top tourist attractions during quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic is really hampering our British travel plans in 2020 we decided to pull together some ingenious virtual tours of Britain's top attractions.

Queen Elizabeth

A secret diary reveals some facts about Queen Elizabeth's childhood

An old diary has published some interesting tidbits about Queen Elizabeth.

The Royal Family

Have you seen this footage of the Royal Family at Braemar?

The Royal Family's love for Scotland is very well documented and this footage at the Highland Games illustrates that wonderfully.

The English Game lands on Netflix.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes new series The English Game lands on Netflix

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has teamed up with Netflix to create a new six-part drama based around football, called The English Game.

The King of England, Edward II.

King Edward II and Piers Gaveston, the real story of the King and his husband

The relationship between King Edward II and Piers Gaveston is one of the most infamous menages a trois in British royal history.

In the spirit of this edition\'s Literary Britain, I\'m dedicating Around Town to specific places from novels set in the capital.

Literary Britain - uncovering the fiction of London

Discover specific locations from wonderful novels you'll find around the great city of London.

The grand lost gardens of England

Visions of a secret paradise only partially found.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she attends a dinner at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard in November 27, 2015.

What does Queen Elizabeth eat everyday?

Is Queen Elizabeth's diet the secret to her good health?

The 5 Royal rules that must be followed while on the move

Did you know the Royals had to follow these strange rules while travelling?

Balmoral Castle, Ballateer, UK

Inside Balmoral Castle - Queen Elizabeth II's holiday home

Queen Elizabeth will be setting off on her holidays to Balmoral Castle very soon. How much do you know about this incredible place?

The voice of Harry Potter audiobooks, Stephen Fry.

This story from Stephen Fry about Harry Potter is brilliant

Silky-voiced Stephen Fry old the most brilliant story about recording the Harry Potter audiobooks.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston leave after marrying in St George\'s Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England.

Who Is Lady Gabriella Windsor?

The latest royal wedding was attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Prince Philip - but left royal watchers wondering just who is Lady Gabriella Windsor?

A view of Winchester Cathedral on a winter\'s evening

Queen Emma of Normandy found buried In Winchester Castle

Are the remains of Queen Emma of Normandy among the 1,300 bones found at Winchester Cathedral?

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

The royal tradition that ended with Prince Charles

There was one royal tradition that ended with the birth of Prince Charles, and it may surprise you 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Jackie Kennedy and her children John Jr. and Caroline during the inauguration of Britain\'s Kennedy memorial at Runnymede.

WATCH: Footage of Queen Elizabeth honoring JFK

This extraordinary footage from the old British Pathé newsreels shows Queen Elizabeth paying tribute to President Kennedy. Have you seen it?

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Everything you need to know about Margaret Thatcher

On Feb 11, 1975, Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the British Conservative Party.

Former British prime minister Winston Churchill.

Remembering Britain's WWII hero Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, an icon to many, and certainly the United Kingdom's most revered Prime Minister, funeral recalled.

Queen Elizabeth II.

Does Queen Elizabeth use secret signals to communicate with her staff?

The Queen reportedly has a number of secret hand signals. Did you know about them?

 John Brown (1827 - 1883), servant and confidant of Queen Victoria.

The truth about Queen Victoria's relationship with John Brown

We know Queen Victoria was devoted to Prince Albert, but did she really have an affair with a servant after his death? Historian Julia Baird certainly thinks so

This 1849 vintage print features the portrait of William Shakespeare.

Was William Shakespeare a fraud?

Is everything we know about The Bard, William Shakespeare, true?

Image from page 71 of \"Coaching days and coaching ways\" (1893).

Travel through time at England's coaching inns

Ever wondered how travelers would get rest while crossing countries on horseback? In this article we look at coaching inns, which provided a place to rest for travelers and horses alike

Along the Roman, Fosse Way.

Follow the Roman road, explore the Fosse Way

Follow the Roman Road from Exeter to Lincoln and walk through years of history - ramble the Fosse Way.

The Irish Crown Jewels.The Irish Crown Jewels. PUBLIC DOMAIN/WIKIPEDIA

The history of the Irish Crown Jewels

Did you know that Ireland was presented with crown jewels by both Henry II and Henry VIII?

Queen Elizabeth

Which country has removed Queen Elizabeth as head of state?

Did you know this country was stepping away from the United Kingdom?

Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901).

Is this the last-known footage of Queen Victoria?

Newly unearthed footage of Queen Victoria in Ireland is clearer than any other thought to be in existence.

Queen Victoria.

The legacy of Queen Victoria and her 60-year reign

Queen Victoria ruled Britain for over 60 years, but just what effect did her reign have on her subjects?

Eastbourne Pier, in East Sussex.

Top tips to know before you visit Britain

Planning a trip to Britain? Here are some things to think about while you're over there.

The Fens: Brograve mill at sunset in Norfolk.

Britain's sinking land - exploring the Fens

They're one of Britain's most unique landscapes and provide plenty of challenges for local, what it's really like to explore The Fens

A portrait of Mary Queen of Scots from the Hermitage Museum.

Did Mary Queen of Scots kill her husband Lord Darnley?

Was Mary Queen of Scots involved in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley?

Elizabeth Woodville

Did Henry VIII's grandmother Elizabeth Woodville die of plague

Does the discovered letter from 1511 prove that the White Queen died from the plague?

Stonehenge, Salisbury.

Hidden landscapes of Stonehenge

Exciting new discoveries cast fresh light on the world’s most famous henge.


Is Cornwall the most beautiful place in Britain?

Cornwall is known for it's stunning scenery and beaches. Is it the most beautiful place in Britain?

The Crown Jewels.

The man who tried to steal the Crown Jewels

Thomas Blood, believed to have been some sort of double secret agent, engineered an insane plot in the only close attempt in history to steal the priceless jewels from the Tower of London

A magazine illustration from the time for an article on Jack the Ripper, \"the criminal classes\".

Who was Jack the Ripper?

Jack the Ripper is one of Britain's most notorious and mysterious figures. Who was he?

Touring the peaks in the footsteps of Jane Austen's Lizzie Bennet

Jane Austen knew the Peak District and the journey of Ms. Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice illustrates that brilliantly.

The Cathedral city of Lincoln, a gem of the East Midlands.

Where to stay, eat and visit in the Cathedral city of Lincoln

Once a center of ecclesiastical and political power, the modest modern city lives comfortably with its history.

Ruined Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire.

The 16th-century dissolution of the monasteries in Britain

From the Black Death to Henry VII and Cromwell's eventual suppression of monastic life and prise in Britain.

The Royal Family

Will the Royal Family survive after Queen Elizabeth's reign?

Will the Royal Family survive once Queen Elizabeth moves on?

Adam James as John Bellasis, with Alice Eve as Susan Trenchard

Have you seen Belgravia, the drama by the creator of Downton Abbey?

Belgravia, based on the 2016 book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is set to premiere on ITV later this year

The royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace September 12, 1937 after the coronation of King George VI. King George VI (R) stands with Princess Elizabeth (C) and Princess Margaret. Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Margaret died peacefully in her sleep at 1:30AM EST at the King Edward VII Hospital February 9, 2002 in London.

WATCH: The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned on 12 May 1937 following the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII

English heartland.

Exploring the heart of England - from the Cotswold Hills to Worcestershire

Spending seven days in the "heart of England" - trails through the Cotswold Hills, and encompassing Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.

 Charles Dickens, English novelist and one of the most popular writers in the history of literature.

Britain's oldest pubs with the best ghostly regulars

Britain's oldest pubs have many a story to tell.

The Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas.

Britain's last romantic poet Dylan Thomas

The upbringing, genius and eventual demise - everything you need to know about the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas.

Did you know Batman, Christian Bale is British?!

Stars you thought were from the US... but are actually British

Think you know everything there is to know about your favourite stars? Think again.

Prince William visits with the PSNI and emergency services in Belfast.

Prince William visits Belfast COVID first-responders

The Duke of Cambridge is back getting out and about and doing what he does best, engaging with charities and paying homage to heroes in the community.

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

How coal, cloth and steel built Yorkshire

Modern Yorkshire was manufactured from cloth, coal, and steel, and the tale of its construction in the 18th and 19th centuries can be explored in a day.

Prince Edward.

What Does Prince Edward's new title really mean?

For his 55th birthday, in 2019, Queen Elizabeth II gave Prince Edward a brand new title, but what does it mean for the rest of the family?

Olivia Colman as Queen Anne

What you need to know about Queen Anne

Olivia Colman may play the monarch in the movie The Favourite, but what do we need to know about the real Queen Anne?

Robert Pakington was a London merchant who became an MP in 1533.

Three of the best British historical mysteries

There are dozens of unsolved murders and curious causes throughout Britain's noted history, we take a look at three of the best.

Tower Bridge on the River Thames in London.

The history of Tower Bridge

Happy Birthday Tower Bridge! After 125 years, we take a look at some of the defining moments in the history of Tower Bridge

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of \'Star Wars: The Last Jedi\' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London.

Queen Elizabeth II's advice to William and Harry on royal duties

Given the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have now opted out of their royal duties the advice the Queen once handed down to her grandsons, Prince William and Harry, seem even more poignant.

Kate Middleton, aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Did you know Kate Middleton will inherit this title when the Queen dies?

As Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton's title as Duchess of Cambridge will automatically change when Queen Elizbabeth II either dies or steps down

A stunning sunset in Cornwall.

Vacation in Britain and see it like a local

Are you visiting the UK soon? Here are seven simple ways to avoid being a tourist and make sure you get the most from your trip.

Queen Mary Tudor.

Was Mary Tudor really England's most hated Queen?

Who was Mary Tudor and why was she the world's most unhappy Queen?

Highclere Castle. Newbury.

The real Downton Abbey: we chat to Lady Carnarvon of Highclere Castle

She calls Downton Abbey home and lives the real lady of the manor life, so what is it like to be Lady Carnarvon of Highclere Castle?

A traditional English cream tea scone with jam and cream.

A truly British delight, a special scone recipe

The scone undoubtedly, the perfect British treat. Clotted cream, jam, butter? However, you take yours this recipe is dreamy.

Stars and stripes and the Union Jack: The US and UK\'s special relationship.

Our special relationship - the UK and the USA

The UK and the USA have long enjoyed a special relationship. We thought we'd take a look into it.

Peter O\'Toole and Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia.

Ten of the best British war movies

Have you seen these classics? Here's 10 great British war movies that you need to check out.

1946: British politician Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) wearing Royal Air Force uniform.

Why Winston Churchill is so fondly remembered In Missouri

The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library is located in Fulton, Missouri. Do you know why? Read more to find out.

Engraving From 1873 Featuring The Scottish Poet, Robert Burns. Burns Lived From 1759 Until 1796.

What you need to know about the Scottish poet Robert Burns

Jan 25 is Burn's Night a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns.

A suffragette being arrested in London.

A century of women’s suffrage in Britain

Chaining yourself to the railings of Number 10 is always going to garner more headlines than a well-argued letter to the Times.

Queen Elizabeth II, or Gan Gan as Prince George calls her.

Surprising nicknames The Royals use with each other

The Royals are just like any other family, which means they all have nicknames for each other, yes, even Queen Elizabeth!

A painting of The Battle of Hastings and the Death of King Harold.

The effect the Battle of Hastings had on British history

In one battle, William the Conqueror led the Normans in sweeping away Anglo-Saxon rule.

Mermaid Street in the Cinque Port town of Rye in East Sussex, UK

Are these the prettiest streets in Britain?

Are these the prettiest streets in Britain, get the cameras ready because we think so 

What a gormless pillock! Ye silly sod.

How many of these British insults do you know?

Why bother telling someone they’re a dummy when you can just call them a "daft git"?

A portrait of Lady Jane Grey.

Birthplace of Jane Grey, England's Nine-Day Queen discovered

Following in the footsteps of this tragic young Queen.

Prince Charles holding a cup of tea

The strict rules Prince Charles makes sure his staff follow

Prince Charles is quite particular with his tea...

The countryside in west Somerset.

Somerset - the “Land of the Summer People”  

Take a day-by-day trip with us through Somerset, a county loaded with history and scenery, so often overlooked.

Crown Mines ruins in Cornwall.

The story of Cornish tin mining

It was not cream teas and pasties, but metallic ore built Cornwall, on the in South West England.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

Watch: Footage of Queen Elizabeth II in Ethiopia in 1965

Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth in Ethiopia?

How to get the best photos of Britain's most famous sights

Here's some expert advice on how to get the best shot of Britain's most famous landmarks - to make sure you can make all your friends jealous!

Prince Philip

New book claims Prince Philip is disappointed with members of the Royal Family

Prince Philip isn't happy with certain members of the Royal Family.

The Roman Baths, in Bath, Somerset.

Amazing places to add to your Britain must-see list

Our expert British travel writer's nine places that ought to be on every must-see list for anyone planning a trip to the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh at the state opening of British Parliament.

WATCH: Incredible footage of the Queen addressing Westminster

Have a look at this amazing footage of Queen Elizabeth addressing Westminster in 1966

Schoolgirls dance around the maypole at the spring fête in Dilwyn, Herefordshire.

Examining the quintessential British fête

From sales of work in post-World War II to the modern archetypal feature of rural British village life here's everything you need to know about British fêtes.

Kirkwall Harbour, in Orkney.

Kirkwall: the bustling capital of the Orkneys

Though separated from the Scottish mainland by only 10 miles across the Pentland Firth, Orkney is one destination that really feels a world away.

Queen Elizabeth with, on the left, her daughter Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and on the right Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002), in the garden at Windsor Castle during WW II.

WATCH: A young Queen Elizabeth plays at home

Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth playing as a young child in Windsor?

Queen Elizabeth

The fast-food that Queen Elizabeth just can't resist

Did you know Queen Elizabeth enjoyed this food so much?

Cover art for the book, \"The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York\", by Anne de Courcy.

Husband hunters: American heiresses who married Into the British aristocracy

Anne de Courcy, author of the book "The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York" talks with BHT about the real-life Downton Abbey, Lady Coras, and their history-changing legacies.

Blast furnesses at Blaenavon Ironworks, Monmouthshire.

Top ten industrial history museums in Britain

Scores of industrial history museums unpack the tale of the Industrial Revolution. Here are 10 great visits that help tell the story.

The Queen’s summer ‘progresses’ throughout her kingdom endeared her to her people, burdened her hosts, and left a legacy of royal lodgings for us to enjoy today

Elizabeth I slept here - a look at the Queen's summer progresses

The Queen’s summer ‘progresses’ throughout her kingdom endeared her to her people, burdened her hosts, and left a legacy of royal lodgings for us to enjoy today.

Chicken Tikka Massala.

Britain's favourite dish - let's go for a curry

How Britain fell in love with Britain and Chicken Tikka Massala become the United Kingdom's official favorite dinner.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day.

WATCH: Incredible footage of Queen Elizabeth on her wedding day

Have you seen this amazing footage of Queen Elizabeth's wedding day? Take a look!

Captain Robert Scott, \"Scott of the Antarctic\".

Everything you need to know about Robert Falcon Scott

Captain Robert Flacon Scott, Royal Navy officer, and the explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. Today we celebrate his life and incredible adventures.

Queen Elizabeth I.

The truth behind the reign of Queen Elizabeth I

On this day, Jan 15, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place, but was this monarch's reign fraught with lies?

The Cherhill White Horse, above the flowering rape field, is a familiar sight along the A4 between Marlborough and Chippenham.

All the white horses - the history of Britain's chalk hillsides

From honoring King George to artistic expression here's everything you need to know about Britain's incredible white chalk horses and walkers or warriors.

St James Palace, London.

The history of St. James's - the mall and park

It's been called the epicenter of modern Royal London, so Sandra Lawrence shows us around St James's Palace and surrounding attractions.

Bowl of Yorkshire pudding with green colour pottery.

Yorkshire cuisine... and now for something completely different

The food of Yorkshire is world-renowned for good reason.

Two pieces of battered fish on a plate with chips.

Where to find Britain's best fish & chips

Are you in love with Britain’s favorite comfort food? Then here's everything you need to know to make sure you're eating Britain's best fish and chips.

It’s a hard-knock life in Victorian workhouses

Victorian workhouses were a common institution throughout Britain's history. How much do you know about the controversial buildings?

Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr.

Owain Glyndwr's legendary fight for Wales

Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr arguably became the most famous and highly regarded figure in Welsh history.

Josiah Wedgwood the man behind the famous Wedgwood pottery.

Potteries of Staffordshire and Josiah Wedgwood

Staffordshire was the home of the pottery industry and one with a fascinating history and legacy.

River Medway at Maidstone, in Kent.

The River Medway: The river of Kent or Kentish river?

There are many rivers in the world that serve as borders. Surprisingly the Medway, in the middle of Kent, is one of them. Man of Kent or Kentish Man — which are you?

Sun setting on Knowlton Church, in Cranborne.

Who were the Druids? A history of Druidism in Britain

Our knowledge of Druidism is often full of misconceptions, here's everything you need to know about the history of Druidism and Druids in Britain 

Full English Breakfast!

Full English, a guide to a proper British fry-up

Breakfast: It's Britain's answer to soul food. The art of the proper fry up is still alive today and can be found in kitchens all over the United Kingdom.

Iconic Britain - BHT's favourite places

We asked our contributors to tell us a little bit about some of their favorite spots in Britain. Here's what they said.

Princess Elizabeth arrives to Balmoral with baby Prince Andrew and family.

Have you seen this footage of the Royal Family at Balmoral?

Remarkable British Pathé footage shows the Royal Family, including Queen Elizabeth and newborn Prince Andrew, arrive at their Scottish castle in 1960.

King Arthur’s Sword - Bardsey Island

Britain's best known myths and legends and where to visit them

The most well-known and forgotten myths and legends of Britain's favorite holiday locations. How many of them do you know? 

King Henry VIII.

Five things you never know about Henry VIII

King Henry VIII ruled England for 36 years, yet his reign remains known for his love affairs and marriages more so than his achievements - how much do you know?

Buckingham Palace.

The history of Buckingham Palace

The English monarchy has lived at Buckingham Palace since the reign of Queen Victoria, but how much do you know about its history?

Harry, the Duke of Sussex

Is Harry, the Duke of Sussex, still a prince?

Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle have moved abroad and stepped away from their royal duties. Does this mean that the Duke of Sussex, Harry, is no longer a prince?

10 Of The Best Dog Walks In Britain

Bring your four-legged friend along on your next UK adventure, with our list of the best 7 dog walks in Britain 

Queen Elizabeth\'s youngest son, Prince Edward.

Everything you need to know about Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II's third son

Today, March 10 (1964), marks the birthday of HRM Queen Elizabeth II's third son, Prince Edward, a full-time working member of the Royal Family.

Putney Bridge at dusk in Bath.

Bath's sacred spring

Bath's sacred spring at the ancient Roman bath and temple complex in the Somerset city reveals that cleanliness really was next to godliness. 

The beautiful coast of Dorset.

Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Country

Still far from madding crowds, Sandra Lawrence explores the countryside of Dorset.

Great Fire of London.

On this day: The Great Fire of London started on Pudding Lane

On Sept 2, 1666, the Great Fire of London was ignited and burned for four days gutting the medieval city.

A fountain in Cambridge during winter.

Visiting Cambridge - a history lovers heaven

Cambridge - Undoubtedly one of Great Britain's best-kept secrets.

Queen Elizabeth II: A portrait painted during her 1959 tour to Canada.

Queen Elizabeth's advice on wearing a crown

Have you seen this charming clip?

St Edward\'s Crown, the Crown of England, which weighs nearly five pounds, the hollow gold Orb, the Sceptre with the Cross, Sceptre with the Dove, and the Ring

How much is St Edward's Coronation Crown worth?

How much does the coronation crown cost? Let's find out

Julie Andrews (13) performs for George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in 1948.

When Julie Andrews sang to King George VI in 1948

In Nov 1948 Julie Andrews became the youngest solo artist to perform at a Royal Command Variety Performance, British Pathe captured the moment.

Kathleen \'Kick\' Kennedy.

Forgotten love story: JFK's Sister Kick Kennedy & the Marquess of Hartington

The tragic death of Kick Kennedy in a 1948 plane crash was covered up by her family because of the scandalous details that surrounded the young Kennedy's love life.

Here at Erddig near the market town of Wrexham (pictured below left), the serving staff photographed in 1912 included gardeners, housemaids, footmen, butler, cook, laundress, housekeeper and the estate foreman.

The real Downtown Abbey - servants’ lives below stairs

How shall we ever know if it’s morning if there’s no servant to pull up the blind?

The late beloved Princess of Wales, Princess Diana.

On this day: Princess Diana was killed in 1997

On this day, August 31, 1997, Princess Diana, the beloved mother of Prince William and Harry, was killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris. Here is everything you need to know about the "Queen of Heart's" life.

The royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

The strangest rules the Royal Family must follow

Did you know the Royal Family had to follow these rules?

Princess Diana

Friendship between Princess Diana and an Irish nun

How an Irish nun gave comfort to Princess Diana during her fraught marriage from 1992.

William \'Billy\' Hill - the London Irish gangster who mentored the Kray twins

The London gangster who shaped the Kray Twins

London gangster William 'Billy' Hill helped shape the criminal career of the notorious Kray twins.

11th June 1953: Princess Mary the Princess Royal (left) with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1900 - 2002) and Prince Charles and Princess Anne on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

What you need to know about Princess Mary, The Princess Royal

She's the Queen's aunt and a character in the new Downton Abbey movie, but who was Princess Mary?

Engraving From 1882 Of The Battle Of Hastings Between The French And English Armies Of 1066.

Weapons the Normans used in The Battle of Hastings

You know that The Battle of Hastings was a bloody fight between the Normans and the Saxons, but do you exactly how the Normans were armed?

A copy of the Magna Carta can be seen in Christ Church, Dublin, Ireland.

What is the Magna Carta? Everything you need to know

It formed the basis for America's Bill of Rights but what is the Magna Carta, and how did the Great Charter come to be?

Princess Diana.

Prince William and Harry announce Diana statue to be installed for her 60th birthday

Ahead of the anniversary of her death, her sons revealed the statue they commissioned will be unveiled for her 60th birthday.

The cover of the Sept / Oct 2020 issue of British Heritage Travel.

The Sept / Oct 2020 British Heritage Travel magazine is out now!

The September / October 2020 issue of British Heritage Magazine is winging its way to our subscribers!

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Top facts you should know about Eleanor of Aquitaine

Here's everything you need to know about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Edward and Wallis Simpson on vacation in Yugoslavia, in 1936.

Wallis Simpson and the royal title that can't be used again

... And all because Edward VIII abdicated his throne for the woman he loved.

Some 6,000 Roman legionnaires gathered in Isca’s amphitheater for sport and ceremony.

Lost Roman city of the legion: Caerleon

Where ancient Roman history and legend make romance in the small Welsh town of Caerleon.

Inside Mr Straw\'s House.

Time travel with a visit at William Straw's house

Mr. Straw's House, 7 Blyth Grove, in Worksop, a treasure chest of fascinating 1920s objects, fashions, and memories from inter-war Britain.

The Crimson Field - putting history into historical fiction

If you have any questions concerning British Army protocol --“the nuts and bolts side of the military"--Taff Gillingham is your man. 

Quarry Bank Mill\'s, Apprentice House, in Wilmslow.

Weaving life at Quarry Bank Mill

Explore the hard lives of workers and families of Georgian England at the Quarry Bank Mill's, Apprentice House, in Wilmslow.

How to plant an English cottage garden?

Sian Ellis put the question to Gloucestershire-based garden designer Jacquie Gordon, winner at the Chelsea Flower Show for Mr. McGregor’s Garden, inspired by Beatrix Potter’s Tale.

Mary Somerville: Astoundingly, the woman who eventually would be recognized as a mathematical prodigy did not learn even the most rudimentary math until she was a teenager.

Mary Somerville and the Oxford college she inspired

The history of Oxford University, Sommerville College, and the woman who inspired it, the Scottish science writer and polymath, Mary Somerville.

The ultra British Cheddar cheese.

A staple pub fare, tearooms, and kitchens everywhere - English Cheddar cheese

The world's best-loved cheese comes from a Somerset village.

A statue of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest.

Robin Hood's merry England - the folk heroes tales in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire

The tale of the notorious outlaw has lived on long after he and his band of merry men have gone.

King\'s Cross St Pancras, London, home to the 9 3/4 platform from Harry Potter.

Famous British film locations

Lights, camera, action at places we love to recognize from the small and silver screens 

Chepstow and the Little Church in the Vale

A quirky interlude in the Marcher Borderlands. “Queen sells church for £1” is one of the more curious newspaper headlines back in 2015.

Queen Elizabeth II photographed in 1977.

Why do only some Royals wear tiaras

Have you ever wondered why only some royals wear tiaras and others never have? We know!

Prince Philip hoped for peace in a letter in 1979.

Prince Philip called for peace after murder of Lord Mountbatten by IRA

Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA in 1979 when the terrorist organization blew up his fishing boat off the coast of Sligo.

Gibson Mill, a 19th-century former cotton mill, in secluded woodland at Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England.

A history of the British cotton industry

Britain once produced half the world's cotton cloth without growing a single scrap of, so just how did British textiles come to clothe the world?

Manderston House, in Duns, Scotland.

Last of the great stately homes - The Edwardian Manderston House

Manderston House in the Scottish Borders, almost completely rebuilt in Edwardian times, is described as being the swansong of that era.

Castell Coch (Red Castle) near Cardiff, South Wales. Built in the 1870s

King coal's castles - touring the castles of South Wales

From Cardiff to Castle Coch the most stunning historic castles to explore in South Wales.

Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester.

Who is Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

Happy Birthday to Prince Philip, The Queen’s cousin, and a full-time working member of the Royal Family.

Queen Elizabeth with Donald Trump

Four times the Royals have gotten involved with politics

Meghan Markle has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism due to her involvement in politics but she isn't the first!

World War II British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965).

Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill's unlikely friendship

The pair who ruled during World War II enjoyed a deep and enduring friendship despite their differences.

The gift of a golden scepter by Pope Alexander VI to King James IV in 1494 began the priceless collection known as the Honours of Scotland. After a long and colorful history, the Honours of Scotland rest on display in Edinburgh Castle atop the Royal Mile in Scotland’s capital city.

Scottish Crown Jewels's history is an incredible one that starts in Rome

The Scots have placed their affections in some strange places throughout their battle-worn history

The great castles of North Wales

King Edward I’s chain of stone fortresses, across Wales is as imposing today as it was 700 years ago.

Queen Elizabeth

Calls intensify for Queen Elizabeth to strip Meghan of her title

A section of the media believes Queen Elizabeth should strip Meghan of her title. Do you agree?

Drimla Lodge, on the shores of Kildonan, Isle of Arran.

“Scotland in miniature" - the Isle of Arran

If you're looking for a single whistle-stop tour take a trip to “Scotland in miniature”, the Isle of Arran.

Queen Elizabeth photographed at Sandringham.

Queen Elizabeth will not return to Buckingham Palace, due to COVD-19

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been praised for her decision to move back to Windsor Palace.

The medieval streets of Wells, in Someret.

England’s most medieval city has a small town feel

Compact and picturesque Wells makes a great visit.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

Ten of the best Royal residences in Britain

For those who love the mystery and the magic of the Royal Family, let's take a walk in their shoes.

 Prince Harry whiPrince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Do Harry and Meghan have a TV show in the works?

Are Harry and Meghan planning a television series?

Old Portsmouth.

Exploring the picturesque and historic southeast coast of Britain

The coast of Britain! This is looking through a kaleidoscope of English history and a window into the English soul. 

King George VI (1895-1952) with his daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002) in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England on July 08, 1946. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)

Remembering King George VI

King George VI died on this day in 1952. Let's take a moment to remember him.

Queen Elizabeth II as she views the exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

Can Queen Elizabeth get away with murder?

Is Queen Elizabeth immune to the law? Lets find out...

In Which We Serve: John Mills, Noel Coward. and Bernard Miles re-create a dramatic moment in the sinking of HMS Kelly, an actual event upon which the (mostty) historical film was based.

Real to reel: World War II and British film

The historical fact often takes a back seat to dramatic conventions when Britain war effort is portrayed on film.

Soldiers in the trenches on the southern section of Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I. The men belong to the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

The glorious dead - the war memorials around Great Britain

In the aftermath of the First World War British people needed a place to focus their loss and grief. War memorials were erected up and down the country in a show of national pride that lasts to this day.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Might Prince Harry be returning to the UK?

Could a move back to the UK be on the cards for Prince Harry?

A promo shot for the TV show, Foyle\'s War.

Foyle's War - the most missed British TV show of the 21st century

Foyle's War has beated Downton Abbey as the most missed British TV show of the 21st Century, according to a new poll from The Radio Times 

Life on the waterways - a vacation on London\'s canals.

Life on London's Waterways

Cruising the capital city's crowded canals, exploring London's life on the waterways - its challenges, history, and different point of view.

Circa 1540, A portrait of King Henry VIII (1491 - 1547), an engraving by T A Dean from a painting by Holbein.

Six old wives tales of Henry VIII

The faiths of Henry VIII's wives are well known, but did you know that each is associated with at least two castles?

Visitors stroll down the pretty riverside walk from the Peak Cavern to the village of Castleton, nicknamed “Gem of the Peaks.”

Derbyshire’s glorious Peak District

Spelunkers and backpackers, film crews, and folks who love stately homes: visitors flock to the oasis of the Peak District for many reasons.

For 200 years, mudlarks scrounged a living in the tidal flats of the River Thames. Today, intertidal archaeology can be a fun London adventure.

Mudlarking on The Thames - in hunt of treasures in London

For 200 years, mudlarks scrounged a living in the tidal flats of the River Thames. Today, intertidal archaeology can be a fun London adventure.

Quayside on the River Exe draws folk for river cruises or browsing in its shops and galleries.

How to spend 24-hours in Exeter

Whether you're based in Devon, Cornwall, or further field and in search of history, fine museums and underground excitement Exeter is a wonderful town to visit.

John and Charles Wesley.

At home with the founders of the Methodist church, the Wesleys, in Epworth

Following in the trail of John and Charles Wesley in their hometown of Epworth, in North Lincolnshire.

A Q&A with the Curator of Hillsborough Castle, in County Down

Dr. Christopher Warleigh-Lack is filled with stories of Hillsborough, and not just ones about its artifacts and artwork.

Blaenavon’s Balance Tower is its most impressive sight. Built in 1839, the tower used water power lifting carloads of iron ore to be fed into a battery of smelting furnaces on the left.

Ironmasters of Wales - history forged in the Valley

A trip along the Heads of the Valley road certainly unwraps a rich story, of visionary ironmasters and hard-grafting workers, who forged industrial, social and political revolution.

Dreamland amusement park, at Margarate.

Margate, Kent - revived dreams of Dreamland

Making merry once more at the classic amusement park, Dreamland! Margate’s lost soul was reborn.

King Richard III.

Unraveling the mystery of Richard III

King Richard III lived a fascinating life and was embroiled in controversy and mystery. The greatest mystery of all being, was he really a villain?

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

How Kate Middleton Became Britain’s Queen of Style

Kate Middleton has always drawn admirers due to her stylish fashion sense. How did she become Britain's Queen of style?

Agatha Christie.

Greenway House: at home with Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple both visited this town on River Dart, in Devon, where the world's best-selling author, Agatha Christie, called home.

The Fosse Way, Exeter in the southwest and Lincoln to the northeast of Britain.

The very best Roman road trips in Britain

Some of these Roman road trips will bring you on a proper adventure!

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

On this day: Winston Churchill gave his famous speech "The Few" in the House of Commons

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

Queen Elizabeth II.

Who are the most popular Royals?

Ever wondered who are the most popular Royals? Thanks to YouGov, now we can find out. And you might just be surprised at who made the top ten!

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland.

Planning a vacation to Scotland and don't know where to start?

If you’re intrigued about visiting Scotland but don’t know where to start let this be your guide...

Sir Edmund Halley.

Sir Edmund Halley, a British scientific giant

English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist, Sir Edmund Halley is best known for his discoveries surrounding Halley's Comet. How much do you know about this scientific giant?

Longleat House.

Elizabethan Longleat House, in Warminster, a bit of privacy and a lot of light

It is unimaginable to picture Longleat House in any setting other than the one it so perfectly occupies.

Some new information has emerged regarding season 6 of The Crown!

Some new details have emerged regarding season 6 of The Crown!

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) during his short reign. He was created the Duke of Windsor in 1937 after his abdication in December 1936.

Letters prove Edward VIII believed the monarchy had no future

New letters written by Edward VIII to a former girlfriend show that the Queen's uncle had little faith in the monarchy and didn't want to become king 

Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the bishop of Durham Lord Michael Ramsay (L) and the bishop of Bath and Wells Lord Harold Bradfield, receives homage and allegiance from her subjects during her coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey.

How the world's largest diamond was cut for the Crown Jewels

Documents explaining how the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, the largest ever found, was cut for the crown jewels were auctioned in 2019.

Alfred the Great (849-99), after a painting in the Bodleian Gallery.

A British hero Alfred the Great King of Wessex

Many monarchs in the long history of Great Britain have been mediocre and worse. Some few have been quite good indeed. However, only Alfred, the 9th-century king of the West Saxons, has been honored by history with the sobriquet “Great.”

Abbotsford, Melrose, Borders, home of Sir Walter Raleigh

Ten of the best historic literary homes

The varied homes and birthplaces that have influenced the lives of writing of some of Britain's most iconic writers

The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace

The 5 most ridiculous myths about the Royal Family

Have you heard these outlandish claims about the Royal Family?

Call the Midwife.

Five British period dramas to revisit

You've watched Downton Abbey and lapped up Peaky Blinders? You're gotten hooked on British period dramas!

Eastbourne Pier, in East Sussex.

Ten easily accessible tourist attractions in Britain

Due to visit Britain this year, don’t let walking restrictions stand in your way! Here are 10 of the best tourist sites suitable for those with mobility issues.

The Venerable Bede.

The Venerable Bede - England's first great historian

About 1,300 years ago, the Venerable Bede was early medieval Europe's greatest scholar and the first to record the history of the English nation.


British castles to dream of

Castles have been around forever. It was the Normans, though, who developed the castle-making art that we know.

Meghan Markle wears a poppy for remembrance day

Meghan Markle has re-found her voice

Meghan Markle has re-found her voice - and plans on using it.

Brighton Palace Pier.

Brighton - taking a day trip to England's most famous seaside resort

Just an hour from London on Brighton is most certainly England’s most famous seaside with plenty to see and entertain.

Ironbridge Gorge, at Telford.

Industrial heritage sites - the engine houses of the modern world

Some of the greatest historic sites in Britain that illustrate how the world changed during the Industrial Revolution.

King Arthur.

The legend of King Arthur

Many and various tales about the legend of King Arthur have continued to arise throughout history - but what can we take as real and what can we dismiss as lore?

Hever Castle was the home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII who was beheaded.

Visiting historical fortresses and castles of Kent

The pastoral garden county of Kent houses an extraordinary collection of historic fortresses, from Canterbury Cathedral to Battle Abbey and Dover Castle there's something for every Anglophile.

Princess Anne

Princess Anne's alternative career path

Can you imagine Princess Anne with this vocation?

Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Dumfries House - A modern success story for a house steeped in Scottish history

A house fit for an Earl! The history of Dumfries House in south-west Scotland largely revolves around two men, separated in time by almost 250 years. 

Delicious orange Scottish salmon.

Scottish foods you should try before you die

A look at what Scottish food is all about. Think Scottish food is all haggis and potatoes? Well, you wouldn’t be far wrong...

King George VI (1895 - 1952) and Queen Elizabeth (1900 - 2002) survey some of the damage after the bombing of Buckingham Palace, London, during the Second World War.

The day Buckingham Palace was bombed during WWII

Friday 13th, a day that sends shivers down everyone's spine, and is known for bringing bad luck. Even to the Royal Family and never more so than during World War II, in 1940.

Edd Kimber's nanna's gingerbread recipe

The Great British Bake Off’s first winner shares a northern treat her nanna's very own gingerbread recipe.

The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at All Saints Church, Daresbury, is better known as the Alice Window.

The real story and places behind Alice in Wonderland

The true history of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the life of Alice Liddell, and what remains in real life of these fantastical tales.

Calke Abbey, the Baroque mansion, in Derby.

A glitter of dust, cobwebs and “shabby chic” at Calke Abbey, Derby

Dating back to the early 1700s Sian Ellis takes a guided tour through the atmospheric Baroque mansion and explores its "heart-tugging progress from luxury to the faded glory."

Francis Walsingham (1532-1590) on engraving from 1829.

What you need to know about Francis Walsingham, Elizabethan spymaster

Meet the man who ordered the execution of Mary Queen of Scots while working as a spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I - Francis Walsingham

The Palace of Westminster, otherwise known as the Houses of Parliament, is a Victorian architectural icon.

Five Victorian buildings in London you need to visit

Here are five of London's most beautiful buildings built during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Osborne House.

The history of Queen Victoria's Osborne House

It was Queen Victora's summer home, but what else do we need to know about Osborne House?

A still from the smash-hit show, Outlander, on Starz.

Keeping it real with Outlander's historical advisor

Dr. Tony Pollard, historical advisor to the smash-hit period drama Outlander on Starz tells British Heritage Travel how his role works and how he keeps this TV show on the heritage straight and narrow.

Albury Park, Surrey

Dream home? King George III's historic apartment goes on sale

Fancy living like a King? Well, now's your chance!

His Royal Highness Prince Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819 - 1861).

Five facts about Prince Albert

In 2019 Britain celebrated Prince Albert's 200th birthday, here are five unknown facts about Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria.

Taking a moment: Two Welsh miners pause for cigarette.

When coal was king in the Welsh valleys of the Rhondda

The Welsh valleys have a long and storied history within the mining industry. Read more to find out about it.

Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901).

Inside Queen Victoria's coffin - the sentimental items she's buried with

A stern Queen, overcome by grief, who oversaw 63 years as the Monarch of the UK, Britain, and Ireland, who would have thought that Victoria was so sentimental.

Prince Harry shaking hands in Sheffield.

Is Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie's friendship over?

Reports have emerged that claim that Harry and Eugenie's friendship is on the rocks.

A young Edward VIII, when he was the Prince of Wales.

Edward VIII's racist past unveiled in 'The Crown an Us' documentary

A new ABC documentary looks at racist letters written by Edward VIII during a royal visit to Australia

Sir William Gilbert, William Conrad, Tim Curry, Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Dana Huntley, Groucho Marx, Beverly Sills, Joel Grey, Eric Idle, Sir Arthur Sullivan.

The comic world of Gilbert & Sullivan

From Barataria to Titipu, the rollicking, madcap light operas of Gilbert & Sullivan parodied Victorian England and still delight audiences around the world.

The British Library in London, with St. Pancras station in the background.

Five things to see at The British Library, London

A British Library curator chooses the institution's most valuable items along with the treasures she most enjoys.

Michael Caine in The Italian Job.

Five modern classic British films

Now more than ever we have ample time to sit back and enjoy these modern classic British films.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the Mountbatten Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall on March 7, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Dawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Harry and Meghan's social media gets the axe

Harry and Meghan's social media has been all but removed from the Royal Family's website.

Whatever happened to the beers of Burton?

For more than two centuries, “Burton” meant “beer” in the United Kingdom just like “Hollywood” meant “movies” in the United States. So what happened?

A gargoyle perched of Gloucester Cathedral.

Why an ancient craft of masonry remains in demand in Gloucester

“Gloucester Cathedral is looking for a Senior Stonemason. 39 hours a week. Reporting to the Master Mason at the Cathedral.”

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look at eachother as they reopen the newly-renovated Edwardian community hall The Strand Hall during day three of a visit to Wales on July 4, 2018 in Builth Wells, Wales. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Are Prince Charles and Camilla renewing their vows?

Should Prince Charles and Camilla renew their vows?

A still the movie 1607: A Nation Takes Root.

What was life like in Britain in 1607?

What was life really like for people in Britain during the 1600s, those British who emigrated to America?

Pretender to the throne, Perkin Warbeck.

The curious career and uncertain past of pretender to the throne, Perkin Warbeck

Was Warbeck just another in a long line of pretenders to the throne of England, or did his appearance in Ireland in 1491 prove the innocence of Richard III, whom most historians accused of murdering his nephews, the Princes in the Tower?

Irish author Oscar Wilde.

The “Queensberry Curse" and how it impacted Oscar Wilde

What is the 'Queensberry Curse', an affliction that has permeated one of Britain's oldest families for generations?

The United Kingdom of beer - land of hops and glory

Celebrate International Beer Day (Aug 7) by rejoicing in Britain's history with and great love for beer!

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day at St George\'s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.

Meghan Markle blames royal dresser for wedding tiara Queen Elizabeth bust up

The new book "Finding Freedom" reveals Queen Elizabeth II refused to allow Meghan Markle to wear the tiara she picked out for her wedding day. 

Meghan Markle

6 Things you didn't know about Meghan Markle on her birthday

Here's some fun facts about Meghan Markle on her birthday!

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

Is Prince Charles planning on scaling down the Royal Family?

Reports have emerged that claim Prince Charles is planning on scaling back the Royal Family. What do you think?

Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo cast rehearsel at Redford Barracks on August 2, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Princess Anne Is Once Again The Hardest Working Royal

The latest statistics from the Press Association are just in, and shows that Princess Anne is the hardest working royal

Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Great Western Railway

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was "the greatest of England's engineers", a "man with the greatest originality of thought and power of execution, bold in his plans but right."

Everything you need to know about Isambard Kingdom Brunel

He's one of the world's most accomplished engineers but what do we need to know abut Isambard Kingdom Brunel? 

 In this photo illustration, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Queen Elizabeth II speak to carers via video call to mark Carers Week 2020 on June 11, 2020 in London, England. Princess Anne, Princess Royal founded Carers Trust, formally known as The Princess Royal Trust, to recognise and support carers across the UK. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Princess Anne teaches Queen Elizabeth how to use Zoom!

Princess Anne has been passing on some knowledge to Queen Elizabeth on the inner-workings of Zoom.

Harry and Meghan

Are Meghan and Harry really 'done and dusted' with the Royal Family?

Harry and Meghan may have burned all bridges with the Royal Family, according to several Royal sources.

Queen Elizabeth's new portrait is revealed!

Queen Elizabeth has tagged along to a virtual unveiling of her very own portrait

The Beatles and Liverpool - exploring the history of where the world's greatest band began

Liverpool is best known as the home of The Beatles, but there's more to the city than that. Join us as we take a trip through Merseyside.

Churchill War Rooms. London.

Touring World War II landmarks in Britain

A collection of terrific visits that illuminate and inspire, and bring World War II to us today.

The Singing Ringing Tree rises deep in the moors near Burnley.

Views from Lancashire’s Panopticons

Public art in the Pennines - The panopticons perched above East Lancashire’s valley-towns are building-sized sculptures set in the midst of stunning views.

Queen Elizabeth

The true story behind Queen Elizabeth's 'War of Words' with Harry and Meghan

Earlier in the year, an announcement by Harry and Meghan allegedly left Queen Elizabeth none too plussed. Here's the details.

The son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince George.

Everything you need to know about Prince George on his birthday!

Prince George turns 7 today. Here's everything you need to know about the young prince.

For those town and city dwellers without a cottage garden, growing fruit and veg on a garden allotment is a long-standing British tradition, and a family activity.

The backache and bounty of British allotment gardening

From surviving World War II to "back to the land" revival and even a Harrod's range, the history, and popularity of Britain's allotment plots.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry fires back at criticism of his charity

Prince Harry's representatives have responded to allegations made about him and his charity.

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice leaving the chapel at Windsor.

Princess Beatrice marries during COVID... here's what happened

Princess Beatrice married her fiancee, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a small private ceremony at Windsor.

Prince Beatrice, the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in private Windsor ceremony

The Duke and Duchess of York's eldest daughter, Beatrice, has married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Windsor, where Queen Elizabeth is living during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Yacht \'Britannia\' during Queen Elizabeth II \'s visit to Tonga, February 1977. (Photo by Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

Britain's most impressive museum ships

Join Dana Huntley as he takes a look at 10 of Britain's most impressive museum ships.

AW Gamages

Are you being served? The great British department store!

Join Jim Corbett as he takes a trip down memory lane and recalls his time spent working in AW Gamages.

Edward Jenner.

Edward Jenner, the founder of immunology

Given the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, it's worth remembering to look for the helpers. In doing so we remember the man who halted the spread of smallpox.

Lord Mountbatten

New documentary makes salacious claims about Lord Mountbatten's affairs

A new documentary has shed some light on the details regarding Lord Mountbatten's personal life.

Muriel Matters chained to the Grille

Podcast: History of United Kingdom women's suffrage - the grille

The Grille incident of 1908. What was the grille and what role did it play during the suffrage movement? 

The Crown

The Crown is returning for a 6th season!

The Crown will be returning for the 6th season. Here's all the details!

Fireworks over the Edinburgh skyline, as seen from Calton Hill.

The ultimate United Kingdom Lonley Planet Travelist

What did Lonely Planet choose as the UK's top attraction?

Detail from a mosaic at Chedworth Roman Villa. 

Sites of Roman Britain - villas, towns and forts

Occupied by the Romans from the 1st to the 4th century, Roman historic sites abound in modern Britain. Here's where to found them.

Hexham, Northumberland.

Comfortably unique and familiar - Britain's best market towns

Our favorite market towns, each rich in history—where you can still buy a cauliflower or local cheese in the open-air market.

The fishing Harbor of the Cornish village of Polperro, England, UK.

Reasons to visit Britain, especially if you're American

Have you always wanted to visit Britain but could never quite make the journey? Well 2020 is the year, and here are four reasons to visit Britain, especially if you're American.

Engraving from 1885 featuring Mary Queen of Scots who was the Queen of Scotland. She lived from 1542 until 1587.

The gilded cages of Mary Queen of Scots

Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots by visiting the houses, castles, and areas she stayed in while imprisoned by her cousin Elizabeth I. 

Queen Elizabeth with the Royal Family on the main balcony of Buckingham Palace in 2012.

Has Queen Elizabeth left Buckingham Palace for good?

There has been some job losses at Buckingham Palace, fueling speculation that Queen Elizabeth may have moved out for good.

Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002) at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, UK, 8th July 1946.

WATCH: The Royals celebrate Elizabeth and Philip's engagement in 1947

Have you seen this incredible British Pathé footage Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip from their engagement party?

 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry calls on the Commonwealth to face up to it's 'uncomfortable' past amid Black Lives Matter protests

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spoken out about the Commonwealth's legacy, and what it means moving forward in the modern era.

Edward I (1239-1307) on engraving from 1845. King of England during 1272-1307. Published in London by J.S.Virtue.

Was Edward I the most romantic royal ever?

On this day, July 7, 1307, King Edward I, conqueror of Wales and “Hammer of the Scots” died on the way to Scotland to fight Robert the Bruce.

Carlisle Castle

Considering the history and heritage of the cathedral town of Carlisle

Carlisle is a cathedral city in the North-West of England. Join Susie Kearley as she looks at what makes it so special.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2016 in London, England.

Take our ultimate Royal Family quiz!

Think you know everything there is to know about the Royal Family? Take this quiz!

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Subscribe to British Heritage Travel this 4th of July

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Old haunts with fresh eyes - 9 days traveling the UK!

Join Dana Huntley as he takes a trip through the UK!

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

JFK and Jackie insulted Queen Elizabeth at royal dinner

How accurate is the The Crown's depiction of the 1961 meeting of the Kennedys and Queen Elizabeth II?

Prince Harry

Prince Harry shares an emotional video on his mother's birthday

Prince Harry has shared a video of a speech he gave to recipients of the Diana Awards.

Check out the July / August 2020 British Heritage Travel print magazine.

Summer's British Heritage Travel is out now! Start planning your next UK vacation

British Heritage Travel July / August takes a stroll down memory lane to help you plan your next vacation.

Portobello Market, London: If you\'re chatting with the locals it\'s best to know what\'s cracking or why they\'re gutted.

British slang to learn before your next UK vacation

Are you still dreaming of a vacation in Britain? Here's a list of slang that you should know before you travel. 

The Princess of Wales with her sons William and Harry on the chair lift during a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, April 1991. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Remembering Princess Diana on her birthday

On what would have been her 59th birthday, we take a look back at some of the defining moments throughout the late princess's life.

The memories of a soldier

Join Jim Corbett as he reminisces about his previous life as a soldier in the British Military.

Cuillin Hills, Isle of Skye: Stay cozy like the Scottish, practice corrie.

Forget Danish hygge, this year we're practicing Scottish coorie?

Move over hygge, the Danish term referring to coziness and comfort, this year we’re all about Scottish coorie.

The Royal Air Force

Magical Montrose! The first home of the RAF

The UK's first operational airbase had quite the history. Let's take a look into what made it so special.

Lord Louis Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA

On this day, August 27, in 1979, Mountbatten and three members of his holiday party died after the IRA blew up his boat

Harry and Meghan come under fire for their branding

Harry and Meghan have received backlash for using a crown in their branding when dealing with charities. Twitter users were disappointed to see the Royal links still being used.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the state banquet in her honour at Schloss Bellevue palace on the second of the royal couple\'s four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Eizabeth II is officially the world's longest reigning monarch, but what comparisons can be made between her reign and that of Queen Elizabeth I?

Buckingham Palace

Covid-19 cancelled your London vacation? See inside Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace

Holiday plans may be cancelled due to Covid-19, but a virtual trip to Buckingham Palace is still possible!

Prince William and Kate Middleton

The Royal Family share some new photos for Father's Day!

Father's Day just passed, and the Royal Family shared some special photos to mark the occasion. Take a look!

Princess Diana

The Hollywood star set to play Princess Diana

Kristen Stewart has been chosen to play Princess Diana in the upcoming film 'Spencer'. Do you think this is the right call?

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Happy Birthday to Prince William Duke of Cambridge

This Sunday, June 21, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, celebrates his 38th birthday! Here's everything you need to know about Britain's future king.

An artist’s conception of conditions inside the “Black Hole,” based on Holwell’s account.

Just how "black" was the Indian prison, Black Hole of Calcutta?

A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the gentlemen who were suffocated in the Indian prison known as the Black Hole of Calcutta.

Tower Bridge, in London.

London - a cherished literary capital of the world

Writers have loved London for as long as London has existed. Here's a look into it's fascinating history.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the case of George Edalji

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a firm believer in the pursuit of justice. How much do you know about this case?

The Royal Guard

Everything there is to know about the Royal Guard

Think you know everything there is to know about the Royal Guard? Join us as we take a look into the history of these mysterious men.

The iconic World War II singer, the Forces\' sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Lynn, the British Forces' sweetheart, dies aged 103

The beloved singer, Dame Vera Lynn, was best known for her work during World War II, when she kept spirits high with her wistful songs.

Picturesque and memorable British villages

Scores of villages across our island offer breathtaking photo opportunities and prompt wistful romantic dreams of a simpler time and a simpler life.

How much do you know about how to store tea right?

How to correctly store tea

Loose leaves, strong flavors, delicate aromas - here's everything you need to know about storing tea, a comprehensive guide on how to store tea.

Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive in a horse carriage on day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse

The Royal Ascot 2020 will be a little different this year

The races at Royal Ascot is one of the best weeks of the year. Sadly, this year the event will be held without fans. Queen Elizabeth has shared a message of hope ahead of the event.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates official birthday amid COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth has stepped out and made hef first public appearance since March amid the Covid-19 crisis. The Queen was celebrating the Trooping the Color ceremony.


England, Wales, and Scotland...The impossible joy of picking favourites

England, Scotland, and Wales...Which is your favorite? Join us as we take a look into what makes each one so special.

HRM Queen Elizabeth II.

Is this Queen Elizabeth's finest speech?

Could this be Queen Elizabeth's best speech?

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth jumps on her first Zoom call!

Queen Elizabeth has jumped on her first Zoom call with several care workers, to express her gratitude for their tireless work.

Samuel Pepys.

Who was Samuel Pepys: London's greatest diariest

He bore witness to some of London's most notable events, but who exactly was Samuel Pepys?

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

The Royal's photoshop faux-pas

Prince Philip turns 99 today. To mark the occassion, the Royal Family shared a photo of Her Majesty ad Philip that has raised eyebrows...

Happy Birthday to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Happy Birthday Prince Philip who turns 99 years old today

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates his 98th birthday today, June 9.

A 50-foot high apse ceiling crowns the entry hall of Derbyshire alabaster at Holkham Hall.

Viscount Coke: Opening the doors at Holkham Hall

Viscount Tom Coke, heir to the Earldom of Leicester, on his life running, and the history of Holkham Hall in Norfolk.

At home with the Wesley brothers in Epworth

Dana Huntley explores the history of John and Charles Wesley and their home town.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew has released a statement

Prince Andrew has released a statement through his lawyers accusing the Department of Justice of lying. This has sparked a public feud between both camps.

The great British writer, Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens' Portsmouth

On June 9, 1870, the great British writer Charles Dickens passed away aged 53. Here Sian Ellis visits his birthplace of Portsmouth, on England’s south coast.

Ships of Heaven, The Private Life of Britain’s Cathedrals, by Christopher Somerville.

The private history of Britain’s Cathedrals, an expert explains

Christopher Somerville speaks about writing his latest book, Ships of Heaven, The Private Life of Britain’s Cathedrals.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles reveals he's missing his grandchildren

Prince Charles has spoken to Sky News about life under lockdown, and how much he is missing the rest of the Royal Family.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Royal rules that are no longer enforced

Think you know all the rules of royal life? Think again, here's some royal rules that are no longer enforced the way they once were 

This Father\'s Day win your Dad, who loves Britain so much, a gift that\'s last all year round.

Win your Dad a subscription to British Heritage Travel magazine this Father’s Day

Enter and win a year’s magazine subscription to British Heritage Travel for your Anglophile Dad this Father’s Day. 

An iconic photo of World War II Allied forces arriving to Normandy, on D Day

Covering D-Day: An allied journalist's perspective

Detailed reports from embedded journalists give an incredible perspective on the reality of D-Day, and the Normandy landings.

There\'s nothing like good auld fashioned British fish & chips.

In praise of a British favourite fish & chips

Winston Churchill called it “The Good Companions”. We call fish & chips delicious.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle speaks out on Black Lives Matter

Meghan Markle has spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and shared some of her experiences with racism in this new video.

A portrait of King George II on his coronation day, by Allan Ramsay.

Remembering King George III's on his birthday

Today marks the birthday of King George III, King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, and we celebrate by taking a look at his official biography.

Queen Elizabeth II dubs Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, in 1969.

God bless the Prince of Wales

A history, swashbuckling exploits and symbolic splendor of the role created in 1284 and carried out today by Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's eldest son.


Ships of Heaven - An interview with Christopher Somerville

An interview with Christoper Somerville, the author of Ships of Heaven.

A portrait of King George V, painted in 1927, by Arthur Stockdale Cope.

Remembering King George V on his birthday

Today marks the birthday of George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India. How much do you know about his life? 

An aerial shot of the city of Canterbury, with Canterbury Cathedral at its centre.

Spending a day in the city of Canterbury

On this Day Thomas Becket was consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1162.

Queen Elizabeth\'s coronation

It's the 67th Coronation Anniversary!

Today, 2nd June marks Queen Elizabeth's 67th coronation anniversary. She's shared a photo to mark the date!

 Issue date: Sunday May 31, Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony, in Windsor Home Park over the weekend of May 30 and May 31, 2020 in Windsor, England. The Queen has been in residence at Windsor Castle during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth emerges from lockdown!

Queen Elizabeth has been photographed for the first time since going into lockdown while out enjoying a horse ride!

Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on June 2, 1953.

For the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation some interesting lesser-known facts

On June 2 1953 Princess Elizabeth was crowned as Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some top facts about the her coronation 67 years ago.

Edward Elgar photographed in 1931.

Celebrating Britain's most famous composer Edward Elgar at his Birthplace Museum

Happy Birthday Edward Elgar. We celebrate by looking at his life's achievements and the Elgar Birthplace Museum and Elgar Center in Worcestershire.

The British Oak, Stirchley, Birmingham: What could be better than British pub grub.

A long tradition in culinary culture - British pub grub

Try a Ploughman’s, pie or pasta—informal and fresh, while pubs may not be available to us right now during the COVID pandemic it's fun to dream... right?!

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson's message to Princess Beatrice on her would-be wedding day

Sarah Ferguson has shared a lovely message to her daughter, Princess Beatrice, on her would-be wedding day.

Lincolnshire, full of delights and often overlooked.

Lovely Lincolnshire the queen of the East Midlands

An oft-overlooked tourist site, Lincolnshire is one that all American visitors should add to their bucket list, says Dana Huntley.

Portrait of Princess Elizabeth holding her baby daughter Princess Anne, with the grandmothers Queen Mary (left) and Queen Elizabeth, following the christening, Buckingham Palace, London, September 1972. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Royal birth traditions you've never heard of

As we wait for the youngest royal to be born, we take a look back at some of the more outlandish royal birth traditions that we bet you don't know

The gravestone of Bartholomew Gosnold.

Bartholomew Gosnold - How England settled in the New World

The man who perhaps more than any other single individual is responsible for the establishment of British North America.

Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Penshurst Place, in Penshurst, England Landmarks Victorian Engraving, 1840 from Our Own Country, Great Britain, Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial. Published in 1880.

Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L’Isle, on the challenges of running Penshurst Place estate

Philip Sidney talks to BHT about his family estate, Penshurst Place, and how it feels to truly live, and preserve, the history.

Stewed Cheese.

What is the British delicacy stewed cheese?

Dating back to the 1800s this cheesy treat, stewed cheese, is a very British alternative to Swiss fondue.

The inventor of television, John Logie Baird.

John Logie Baird - the forgotten pioneer of television

Today (Aug 13) in 1888, John Logie Baird was born in Helensburgh. Thirty-eight years later, on Jan 26, 1926, he first demonstrated his invention, the colour television, changing the world forever. 

Here, Sandra gazes out over the lake at Blenheim Palace in the best Regency style!

What would Jane Austen do? A tour in the West Country

Sandra Lawrence blazes the trail in Jane Austen's the West Country and shares her experience.

The Union Jack flies during Remembrance Sunday ceremonies on November 11, 2007 in London. Queen Elizabeth II led the Remembrance Sunday ceremony commemorations to remember the sacrifices made by Britain\'s war dead. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

In search of the Empire!

Let's take an in-depth look into what lead to the British Empire becoming quite possibly the biggest of its kind with Dana Huntley.

Winston Churchill.

Winston Church World War Two letter sells for thousands

A letter written by Prime Minister Winson Church, in which he praises Second World War test pilot Neville Duke has sold for £8,000 at Sotheby's.

The Scottish Borders - five days in paradise

Scotland is a country filled with some incredible sights. The Scottish Borders in particular offer up some stunning views.

A promo shot for the Downton Abbey movie.

How realistic is Downton Abbey?

The period mellow drama has fans around the world but today we ask just how realistic is Downton Abbey?

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth's lockdown life

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been spending lockdown at Windsor Castle. Here's everything they're up to!

Prince William and Duchess Catherine (Kate Middleton).

What are the Royal Family's official regional titles

Did you know that the Royal Family members are called different names in different regions with in the United Kingdom?

The River Wye, Wales.

Exploring the endearing and scenic Lower Wye Valley, Wales

A day well spent! Siân Ellis visits The Lower Wye Valley in Wales and is endeared by the scenery, history, and lunch options.

Kate and William

Who are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?

Prince William and Kate are certainly household names in the United Kingdom. Let's take a look at their history!

In this photo illustration Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak to crisis volunteers on a video-call to mark the first anniversary of Shout85258 on May 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

William and Kate play virtual bingo!

Have a look at this clip of Kate and William acting as bingo hosts for the Shire Hall Care Home.

Queen Elizabeth and David Attenborough.

Who are the UK's most admired people?

A YouGov public opinion poll discovered who the most admired people in the United Kingdom were in 2019.

Miss vacationing in the UK? Join in this year\'s virtual English Tourism Week.

English Tourism Week goes virtual amid COVID pandemic

Join in on social media next week and post your British vacation photos for English Tourism Week, May 25 - 31, 2020.


A room with a view - Edinburgh!

Have you been to Edinburgh?

The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, in London.

Ten free things to do in London

If you're in the capital for a visit this is the essential guide of free things to do in London.

Captain Tom

Captain Tom is set to be Knighted!

Captain Tom will be knighted!

Prince Charles tries his hand at hurling while in Co Kilkenny during his 2017 visit to Ireland.

Prince Charles says he's “saddened” he cannot visit Ireland this year

Prince Charles said in a statement that he looks forward to visiting Ireland again "once happier times return."

Sunrise over winding mountain road in Yorkshire dales, England.

Yorkshire's dales and moors - where the journey itself is the destination

Yorkshire's Dales and Moors present any curious traveler with a myriad of things to see and do.

Princess Anne

Princess Anne's christening

Have you seen this clip from Princess Anne's christening?

Britain\'s Queen Elizabeth II.

Is this Queen Elizabeth's favourite TV show?

Is this Queen Elizabeth's favorite TV show? Certainly at Christmas time!

Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria wrote and illustrated a children's book aged 10, that's still on sale today

When she was just ten years old, Queen Victoria, wrote and illustrated a children's book called The Adventures of Alice Laselles. 

How wool built the Cotswolds

Most visitors coming to Britain prepare themselves for rain. Just over 2,000 years ago, the invading Roman army prepared by bringing their own supplies of wool—on the backs of sheep.

Dating back at least to the 1400s, morris dancing is a uniquely English folk art, danced by “sides” to the music of fiddles and concertinas.

Dancing with bells, flowers and the squire - the Morris Men of Bampton

Three things say a man is in England, four things make his location sure: cream teas, roundabouts, pay and display—and Morris dancing on a spring bank holiday.

A fan made of bobbin lace. Facing page, from top: A handkerchief edged with bobbin lace and detail of a bobbin-lace shawl.

The history and wonder of the beautiful Devon lace

East Devon became a center for lace-making in the 16th century, possibly in response to the beautiful products of Italy or Flanders—though this has yet to be substantiated.

Ten of the best British National Trust winter visits

Historic British properties run by the National Trust and with openings through the winter season.

King Harold Godwinson (c. 1022 - 1066) dies with an arrow in his eye at the Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066.

The military art of the Normans

Before we examine the Battle of Hastings and William the Conquer's subsequent victory, perhaps we should take a look at the history of military art in the 11th century 

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth has broken yet another record

Yet again, Queen Elizabeth breaks a record with ease. Read more to find out all about it.

Medusa’s head is depicted in the Roman Dyer Street mosaic, reconstructed at the Corinium Museum at Cirencester.

The "Old Masters" mosaics of Roman Britain

The majority of Britain's mosaic masterpieces have been lost to the ages, but those that remain are absolutely stunning.

The Sturminster Newton Mill, on the banks of the River Stour, in Dorset County.

1,000-year-old British mill back in action amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Sturminster Newton Mill is in high demand as consumers are using more flour during the coronavirus lockdown.

Queen Elizabeth II.

Could COVID-19 mean the end of public duties for Queen Elizabeth?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II may have to stop her regular royal duties indefinitely.

 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks to the media at Windsor Castle following the birth of his son on May 06, 2019 in Windsor, United Kingdom. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 05:26 BST. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry makes an announcement regarding the Invictus Games!

Prince Harry has outlined some plans for the Invictus Games.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth...As a mechanic?

Did you know Queen Elizabeth had these skills?

King George VI\'s VE Day speech.

King George VI's historic and moving VE Day speech

On May 8, 1945, King George VI delivered a victory speech celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in World War II.

Meghan, Harry, and Archie

Meghan Markle reads Archie a story for his first birthday

This clip of Meghan Markle reading for Archie is adorable!


Missing piece of Stonehenge returned after 60 years

A piece of Stonehenge, missing for more than 60 years, was finally returned in 2019 and may provide clues to the monument's origins.

Princess Diana

The Royal protocol Princess Diana broke when raising William and Harry

Did you know about the Royal protocol Princess Diana broke when raising her sons?

Celebrations in London, on VE Day, May 8, 1945.

What you need to know about VE Day

Victory in Europe Day (known as VE Day), May 8, celebrates the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. 

Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex pose for photographs ahead their 20th wedding anniversary on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England

Prince Edward got cold feet before getting married to Sophie Wessex

A royal biographer has revealed that long before Sophie and Edward made it down the aisle, Edward got cold feet about the relationship

Zara Phillips in action at the Magic Millions Polo Event on January 8, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia

Zara Tindall made royal history

Zara Tindall has just made royal history by accepting a new position and title within the equestrian world 

Prince Archie

What's in store for Archie's birthday?

Here's what's planned for Archie's big day.

The RMS Titanic, the great ship built in Belfast, sunk by an iceberg on April 15, 1912.

The RMS Titanic By Numbers – Facts And Figures On The Tragic Belfast-Built Ship

Staggering figures associated with the White Star liner - from deaths during construction to the number of lifeboats on board

Princess Elizabeth, who would become Queen, during her service in World War II.

New documentary shows how World War II shaped Queen Elizabeth II

Just ahead of victory in Europe Day (VE Day) a new PBS documentary show's how the people and Queen Elizabeth lived through World War II.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge stands on the steps with her mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George\'s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Our favorite moments with Princess Charlotte ahead of her 5th birthday

Princess Charlotte celebrates her 5th birthday on the 2nd of May

British Heritage Travel magazine: Give your Mom a gift she can enjoy all year round.

WIN a subscription to British Heritage Travel this Mother's Day

Give your Mom a gift she can enjoy all year round.

A Westerham lad: Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

The Westerham Triumvirate - Sir Winston Churchill, General James Wolfe and William Pitt the Younger

Steve Roberts takes a look at the town of Westerham, and its most famous sons.

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their wedding ceremony in St George\'s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

POLL: What is your favorite Royal wedding?

Take our poll and let us know which Royal Wedding is your favorite.

Happy Birthday Colonel Tom Moore! A British national treasure.

Queen Elizabeth promotes Captain Tom to Colonel on his 100th birthday

Honorary Colonel Tom Moore tuns 100 today having raised over £30 million for the health service to help battle COVID-19.

Chasing the red dragon in Wales

Dana Huntley explores the heritage of Wales and examines what makes the small nation a great one.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth checks in with New Zealand's Prime Minister

Queen Elizabeth is checking on Commonwealth countries around the world.

Princes Street Castle, Edinburgh.

A room with a view - taking in the historic Scottish city of Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh, Auld Reekie, the Athens of the North, the seat of Scottish culture and center of its history for the past 600 years.

Zara Tindall attends the 2019 Magic Millions official draw at Surfers Paradise Foreshore on January 08, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia

Five surprising Royal hobbies

We follow their every move, but what do the Royals do when they're off duty? Here's a look at some of the more surprising royal hobbies.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry reads Thomas the Tank Engine

Have you seen this clip of Prince Harry reading Thomas the Tank Engine?

The cover of British Heritage Travel\'s May / June 2020 issue!

Get in gear for summer 2020 with the latest issue of British Heritage Travel magazine

The British Isles the May / June issue of British Heritage Magazine has something for everyone.

The Crawley women of Downton Abbey.

Will there be another Downton Abbey movie?

There will be if Hugh Bonneville has anything to do with it 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with military veterans now working for the NHS as he visits Evelina London Children\'s Hospital to launch a nationwide programme to help veterans find work in the NHS on January 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William and Stephen Fry join forces!

Prince William and Stephen Fry have joined forces - and the result is hilarious.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leads a bull around a pen as he visits Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen on September 6, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Prime Minister travelled to Aberdeenshire visiting Peterhead fish market and a farm to coincide with the publication of Lord Bew’s Review and the announcement of additional funding for Scottish farmers. He is expected to stay overnight at Balmoral with the Queen.  (Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Awesome Aberdeenshire!

Have you been to Aberdeenshire?

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen\'s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday Prince Louis!

Prince Louis celebrates his birthday today.

A history of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was a major figure in the middle ages and a prominent figure in women's history. So what do we need to know about this remarkable woman?

Queen Elizabeth

Buckingham Palace has shared some rare footage of Queen Elizabeth

The Royal Family have shared a special video.

Queen Elizabeth

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

Queen Elizabeth turns 94 years old today.

 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh smiles during a visit to the headquarters of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force\'s (RAuxAF) 603 Squadron on July 4, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Philip steps out of retirement

Prince Philip has released a statement

Queen Elizabeth II prepares to greet Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev at Buckingham Palace on November 4, 2015 in London, England. The President of Kazakhstan is in the UK on an official visit as a guest of the British Government. He is accompanied by his wife and daughter, Dariga Nazarbayeva, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth's COVID-19 birthday plans

This year is set to be an outlier for Her Majesty as she's forced to stay safe at home in Windsor Castle during the coronavirus outbreak.

Newlyn Tidal Observatory, the home of mean sea level, from which all height measurements in mainland Britain begin

Iconic old Cornish hut, Newlyn Tidal Observatory, with national importance

Have you ever heard of Newlyn Tidal Observatory? This idyllic spot is where the British Ordnance Survey measures its sea levels.

Bonnie Prince Charlie.

In the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Taking the High Road from Inverness to the Isle of Skye.

Land of cider apples, Offa’s Dyke and ancient battles - touring the Welsh Marches

For serious Anglophiles who want to see the classic Britain of yore and a gentler way of life, it is hard to beat the rural, agrarian landscapes of the border counties known as the Marches.

British Labour politician and newspaper proprietor Robert Maxwell (1923 - 1991) being shown around the House of Commons library by Tam Dayell before the opening of Parliament.

Why do British politicians earn so much money?

Ever wondered why it is British Politicians make so much money? Read more to find out.

Illustration of a Bonnie Prince Charlie ,Charles Edward Stuart

Jacobite Dreams & Bonnie Prince Charlie

Dana Huntley takes us through the rise and fall of Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion 

 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks to the media at Windsor Castle following the birth of his son on May 06, 2019 in Windsor, United Kingdom. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 05:26 BST. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry jumps on a group call!

Prince Harry is spreading the love on this group call.

A panoramic view of the River Thames, spanning from Tower Bridge to the Shard. The still water offers a perfect reflection of the city skyline.

Visiting the Royal Palaces of London

All you need to know about London's five royal palaces, and some expert advice on how to make the most of your time there.

Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of the CGF attends the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Throwback: Queen Elizabeth and 007 join forces!

Have you seen this clip of Queen Elizabeth and 007?

Stonehenge, Salisbury.

What is it that makes Stonehenge's stone circles so magical

While Stonehenge does not make Britain's other stone circles in size or setting it remains one of Britain's most fascinating tourist attractions and here's why...

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex wearing a Oura Health fitness tracker ring and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk at South Melbourne Beach on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. BeachPatrol is a network of volunteers who are passionate about keeping Melbourne\'s beaches and foreshores clear of litter to reduce the negative impact of litter on the marine environment and food chain, and provide a safe environment for the public to enjoy their local beach.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The hobby that Prince Harry may have to give up

Prnce Harry might have to take a raincheck.

COVID-19: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson released from hospital

Having tested positive for the coronavirus and pending three nights in intensive care Boris Johnson has been released from hospital and has thanked health care workers for saving his life.

Variety of cheese on wicker tray.

Say cheese! Celebrating one of Britain’s oldest and most delicious foods

Cheese anyone? Join us as we take a look at what makes English cheese so special.

Britain's forgotten railways

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Glencoe which inspired The Red Wedding

Game of Thrones Real Life UK Inspirations

Did you know that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took inspiration for the series from several UK locations? Here's the real life locations that inspired Game of Thrones

Sealed Knot

What is the Sealed Knot and why is it important?

Named after the 17th gang of rebels, it's the oldest re-enactment society in the UK. But what is the Sealed Knot and why is re-enacting the past so important?

Abandoned Windmill on norfolk broads at sunset.

From Constable Country to The Wash - discovering East Anglia

To the northeast of London, bulging into the North Sea, the ancient kingdom of the East Angles seems quickly a world apart.

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979), with his nephew Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Royal Marines uniforms at the regiment\'s barracks at Eastney, Hampshire, 27th October 1965

Why Prince Philip never became First Sea Lord

First Sea Lord is the highest position in the British navy, and Prince Philip couldn't take on the role because of his wife

In this photo illustration Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen in conversation with Casterton Primary Academy students via video chat on April 09, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Covid-19 won't stop William and Kate

Covid-19 hasn't slowed William and Kate down.

The monument of Glenfinnan, Lochaber.

A Scottish road trip in search of Brigadoon

Dana Huntley went on a 715-mile road trip through the Western Highlands and discovered the most spectacular landscape he’s ever seen.

Aberdulais Falls,  in South Wales

Aberdulais Falls - Where the waterfall powers hydro-history

How Aberdulais,  in South Wales weathered a 400-year navigation of industrial change and is now a wonderful attraction worth diving in to!