When Winston Churchill went to Washington following Pearl Harbour, the world took notice.
The Royal Family has always shared a special relationship with Scotland and its people and this British Pathe footage from 1955 shows just that.
Have a look at this wonderful footage of Christmas in London in 1955.
Once a center of ecclesiastical and political power, the modest modern city lives comfortably with its history.
From the Black Death to Henry VII and Cromwell's eventual suppression of monastic life and prise in Britain.
Are these concerns about the Crown's authenticity valid?
The Crown Jewels are consistently held up as one of the most impressive collections of their kind.
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.
Have you seen these classics? Here's 10 great British war movies that you need to check out.
Long the focus of folklore and legend, including Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, what about an email from Mary Magdalene? Why not?!
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?
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
Even the British Royal Family isn't immune to lockdown restrictions.
Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned on 12 May 1937 following the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII
Does the discovered letter from 1511 prove that the White Queen died from the plague?
Spending seven days in the "heart of England" - trails through the Cotswold Hills, and encompassing Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.
How Britain fell in love with Britain and Chicken Tikka Massala become the United Kingdom's official favorite dinner.
Is Queen Elizabeth's diet the secret to her good health?
There was one royal tradition that ended with the birth of Prince Charles, and it may surprise you
Winston Churchill, an icon to many, and certainly the United Kingdom's most revered Prime Minister, funeral recalled.
Is everything we know about The Bard, William Shakespeare, true?
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
Exciting new discoveries cast fresh light on the world’s most famous henge.
Cornwall is known for it's stunning scenery and beaches. Is it the most beautiful place in Britain?
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
Jan 25 is Burn's Night a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns.
Queen Elizabeth has a new gin coming out!
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.
Kate and William have been doing their bit and chatting with members of the armed forces.
Warwick is always worth a visit.
A look at what Scottish food is all about. Think Scottish food is all haggis and potatoes? Well, you wouldn’t be far wrong...
Have you seen this incredible British Pathé footage Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip from their engagement party?
Happy Birthday Tower Bridge! After 125 years, we take a look at some of the defining moments in the history of Tower Bridge
Did you know there are four Cistercian abbeys in Yorkshire, including a World Heritage site? Visit all four with our expert guide
The scone undoubtedly, the perfect British treat. Clotted cream, jam, butter? However, you take yours this recipe is dreamy.
Did you know that Ireland was presented with crown jewels by both Henry II and Henry VIII?
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.
On this day, August 27, in 1979, Mountbatten and three members of his holiday party died after the IRA blew up his boat
Ever wondered who's behind the magical costumes of The Crown?
Ely is a gorgeous cathedral town. Join us as we take a trip!
In the heart of Roman Wall Country, the Northumbrian market town bristles with pride.
An online lecture as part of the Out of the Ashes Lecture Series, with David M Anderson Professor of African History at University of Warwick.
Christmas is right around the corner, and this is the perfect recipe for the occasion
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.
Did you know a little slice of Italy could be found in North-Wales?
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.
Sudeley Castle has quite the backstory.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a firm believer in the pursuit of justice. How much do you know about this case?
The Tudor predilection for building in wood left few remains surviving. Sandra Lawrence uncovers the rarities of Elizabethan London.
Two years after the end of the Second World War Elizabeth purchased her wedding dress using ration coupons.
Queen Elizabeth will be setting off on her holidays to Balmoral Castle very soon. How much do you know about this incredible place?
The Royal Family's love for Scotland is very well documented and this footage at the Highland Games illustrates that wonderfully.
Silky-voiced Stephen Fry old the most brilliant story about recording the Harry Potter audiobooks.
America’s most famous Irish son loved all things English, so it possible he was a anglophile?
Have you seen this amazing footage of Queen Elizabeth's wedding day? Take a look!
On Nov 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Watch this historic footage of the Queen paying her respect.
Jack the Ripper is one of Britain's most notorious and mysterious figures. Who was he?
On Feb 11, 1975, Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the British Conservative Party.
Planning a trip to Britain? Here are some things to think about while you're over there.
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.
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?
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.
Think you know everything there is to know about your favourite stars? Think again.
Deep in the Heart of England
Just what are Queen Elizabeth's hobbies for this period of self-isolation?
Prince William has broken his silence on The Crown. Here's what he thinks.
In one battle, William the Conqueror led the Normans in sweeping away Anglo-Saxon rule.
Are these the prettiest streets in Britain, get the cameras ready because we think so
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.
Kate Middleton has been named as the most stylish Royal in a recent poll.
Queen Victoria ruled Britain for over 60 years, but just what effect did her reign have on her subjects?
Why bother telling someone they’re a dummy when you can just call them a "daft git"?
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?
Cambridge - Undoubtedly one of Great Britain's best-kept secrets.
How much does the coronation crown cost? Let's find out
Some Royal observers believe the time might be ripe for Queen Elizabeth to consider stepping down.
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?
Among the British icons known worldwide, up there with stately homes, pubs and gardens, are its unmatched and well-cared-for medieval cathedrals.
Who was Mary Tudor and why was she the world's most unhappy Queen?
Bath's sacred spring at the ancient Roman bath and temple complex in the Somerset city reveals that cleanliness really was next to godliness.
It's been called the epicenter of modern Royal London, so Sandra Lawrence shows us around St James's Palace and surrounding attractions.
One of the most infamous murders in Irish history is the opening scene in The Crown the period-drama Netflix smash hit.
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.
On this day, Jan 15, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place, but was this monarch's reign fraught with lies?
Manchester dominates the North of England on a plain separating the Peak District to the South from the sweeping moorlands of Yorkshire to the Northeast.
The food of Yorkshire is world-renowned for good reason.
Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr arguably became the most famous and highly regarded figure in Welsh history.
This is a must-see for fans of The Crown!
Olivia Colman may play the monarch in the movie The Favourite, but what do we need to know about the real Queen Anne?
The Queen reportedly has a number of secret hand signals. Did you know about them?
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
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.
The world's best-loved cheese comes from a Somerset village.
From Cardiff to Castle Coch the most stunning historic castles to explore in South Wales.
The tale of the notorious outlaw has lived on long after he and his band of merry men have gone.
The lost city of the legion is always worth a look.
Lights, camera, action at places we love to recognize from the small and silver screens
Compact and picturesque Wells makes a great visit.
Making merry once more at the classic amusement park, Dreamland! Margate’s lost soul was reborn.
The Monsal Trail is amazing to cycle.
A quirky interlude in the Marcher Borderlands. “Queen sells church for £1” is one of the more curious newspaper headlines back in 2015.
Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman have sat down for a chat!
The break-in was one of the most severe breaches of royal security in history.
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
If you have any questions concerning British Army protocol --“the nuts and bolts side of the military"--Taff Gillingham is your man.
Manderston House in the Scottish Borders, almost completely rebuilt in Edwardian times, is described as being the swansong of that era.
For 200 years, mudlarks scrounged a living in the tidal flats of the River Thames. Today, intertidal archaeology can be a fun London adventure.
The "war to end all wars" ended on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."
In 2019 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Guinness Storehouse and Kate Middleton's dress made history.
The Royals are just like any other family, which means they all have nicknames for each other, yes, even Queen Elizabeth!
Explore the hard lives of workers and families of Georgian England at the Quarry Bank Mill's, Apprentice House, in Wilmslow.
The Scots have placed their affections in some strange places throughout their battle-worn history
Dr. Christopher Warleigh-Lack is filled with stories of Hillsborough, and not just ones about its artifacts and artwork.
The second part of the documentary airs tonight.
Unearthed footage of Queen Victoria in Ireland is clearer than any other thought to be in existence.
Cruising the capital city's crowded canals, exploring London's life on the waterways - its challenges, history, and different point of view.
The history of Oxford University, Sommerville College, and the woman who inspired it, the Scottish science writer and polymath, Mary Somerville.
King Edward I’s chain of stone fortresses, across Wales is as imposing today as it was 700 years ago.
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.
Have you ever wondered why only some royals wear tiaras and others never have? We know!
This Sunday marked Remembrance Sunday, a pivotal day in the British Royal calendar, the Royal Family paid their respects to Britain's fallen heroes.
Mr. Straw's House, 7 Blyth Grove, in Worksop, a treasure chest of fascinating 1920s objects, fashions, and memories from inter-war Britain.
What was for centuries the roofing of the poor has now become the roofing of the rich. Thatched roofs are stylish, expensive, and quintessentially English.
It is unimaginable to picture Longleat House in any setting other than the one it so perfectly occupies.
Following in the trail of John and Charles Wesley in their hometown of Epworth, in North Lincolnshire.
A WW2 hero turned 100 this week!
King George VI died on this day in 1952. Let's take a moment to remember him.
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.
... And all because Edward VIII abdicated his throne for the woman he loved.
From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England’s past.
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."
A British Library curator chooses the institution's most valuable items along with the treasures she most enjoys.
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?
The faiths of Henry VIII's wives are well known, but did you know that each is associated with at least two castles?
From obscure farming villages to the shores of New England
Scotland is a country filled with some incredible sights. The Scottish Borders in particular offer up some stunning views.
The period mellow drama has fans around the world but today we ask just how realistic is Downton Abbey?
For more than two centuries, “Burton” meant “beer” in the United Kingdom just like “Hollywood” meant “movies” in the United States. So what happened?
Harry Potter's Scotland is just magic
The English monarchy has lived at Buckingham Palace since the reign of Queen Victoria, but how much do you know about its history?
“Gloucester Cathedral is looking for a Senior Stonemason. 39 hours a week. Reporting to the Master Mason at the Cathedral.”
Has the Loch Ness Monster emerged yet again?
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.
As Britain prepares for a second COVID-19 lockdown, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II traveled from Windsor Castle to London to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Soldier.
Is Queen Elizabeth immune to the law? Lets find out...
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 saw a dozen Catholic conspirators attempt to blow up Parliament and King James. It was Guy Fawkes who was found in the basement of Parliament guarding 26 barrels of gunpowder.
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."
At the National Maritime Museum's Nelson Gallery, visitors catch a glimpse of the personality of England's greatest naval warrior Admiral Horatio Nelson
Meghan Markle has cast her vote.
Looking for work? Kate and William are hiring!
Did you know the Royal Family had to follow these rules?
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?
From Barataria to Titipu, the rollicking, madcap light operas of Gilbert & Sullivan parodied Victorian England and still delight audiences around the world.
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?
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.
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.
News has emerged that reveals how Prince William contracted the coronavirus in early April of this year.
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.
She's the Queen's aunt and a character in the new Downton Abbey movie, but who was Princess Mary?
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?
How shall we ever know if it’s morning if there’s no servant to pull up the blind?
A new eight-episode period drama, Becoming Elizabeth, starring Alicia von Rittberg, will chronicle Queen Elizabeth I's early years.
In Nov 1948 Julie Andrews became the youngest solo artist to perform at a Royal Command Variety Performance, British Pathe captured the moment.
The pair who ruled during World War II enjoyed a deep and enduring friendship despite their differences.
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?
For those who love the mystery and the magic of the Royal Family, let's take a walk in their shoes.
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
The official trailer for season 4 of the smash-hit period drama The Crown has been released.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been spending lockdown at Windsor Castle. Here's everything they're up to!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to the National Health Service frontline heroes battling COVID-19.
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!
In 2019 Britain celebrated Prince Albert's 200th birthday, here are five unknown facts about Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria.
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
Documents explaining how the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, the largest ever found, was cut for the crown jewels were auctioned in 2019.
The Welsh valleys have a long and storied history within the mining industry. Read more to find out about it.
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.
The Great British Bake Off’s first winner shares a northern treat her nanna's very own gingerbread recipe.
Meet the man who ordered the execution of Mary Queen of Scots while working as a spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I - Francis Walsingham
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.
Yorkshire's Dales and Moors present any curious traveler with a myriad of things to see and do.
The man who perhaps more than any other single individual is responsible for the establishment of British North America.
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.”
Some of the greatest historic sites in Britain that illustrate how the world changed during the Industrial Revolution.
Here are five of London's most beautiful buildings built during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Kate Middleton has always drawn admirers due to her stylish fashion sense. How did she become Britain's Queen of style?
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.
Now more than ever we have ample time to sit back and enjoy these modern classic British films.
Prince Harry has had a chat with famous activist Patrick Hutchinson.
A new ABC documentary looks at racist letters written by Edward VIII during a royal visit to Australia
If you're in the capital for a visit this is the essential guide of free things to do in London.
It was Queen Victora's summer home, but what else do we need to know about Osborne House?
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.
Here are the top 5 British Royal biographies to get you through the Winter!
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.
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.
On this day in 1728, Captain James Cook was born!
What was life really like for people in Britain during the 1600s, those British who emigrated to America?
The upbringing, genius and eventual demise - everything you need to know about the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas.
How much do you know about these lesser known royals?
Which members of the royal family live in which castles? We take a look at the homes of Queen Elizabeth and her family
William Wilberforce, "The Saints" and the political events in Britain which led up to the abolition of slavery in 1833 across the British Empire.
Charles II was a polarizing figure. How much do you know about the former King?
These amazing houses, the homes of heroes and statesmen, are wonderful tourist attractions to visit on your next vacation in Britain.
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.
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 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?
The North British Migration was crucial.
Prince William looks hungry in this photo!
Have you seen this footage of the Royal family at Windsor?
Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth in Ghana?
Despite two attempts to overtake Britain, Caesar ultimately returned home emptyhanded. Here's a look at the history of Julius Caesar in Britain
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered how long it took an 18th-century lady to get dressed?
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.
Head west to the far west coast of Wales for a road trip adventure that is far less traveled.
How a church in Lincolnshire inspired the city of Boston and the story of John Cotton
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.
After over 300 years, the legacy of history’s greatest landscape architect remains.
Weaving the tapestry of Northern life. Visiting the historic textile mills opens windows onto the technological innovations of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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.
Did you know Queen Elizabeth has a sweet tooth? Here's what she likes best.
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.
“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.
Joan McKenzie, a survivor, recalls World War II's Hitler's V-weapon offensive during the Blitz.
Have more spiritual claims and legends attached to Glastonbury than any other place in England?
Here's what's on the horizon for Kate Middleton!
Queen Elizabeth and Patrick Plunket enjoyed a special relationship. Read more to find out about their close bond.
Are you visiting London soon? Here are five of our favorite things to do and see in England's capital.
Harry and Meghan have starred in their first portrait since stepping down from the Royal Family.
What do Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Prince Harry always travel with?
Watling Street is a historical route dating back to Celtic and Roman times. Join our writer as he takes a trip along the road.
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
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.
Did Prince Philip and Daphne Du Maurier have a relationship?
The funeral of Queen Victoria broke royal protocol in every way and changed the way we mourn monarchy forever
"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."
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.
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.
Are you planning a visit to the UK and wondering what to do in Devon and Cornwall? Let us help plan your visit
The Duchess of Cornwall has never sought out the limelight, so how much do you really know about Camilla?
A look at Sherlock Holmes London and the life of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle.
A roundup of what to do, where to go, and what you have to see in Canterbury
The ancient history of clipped bushes and hedges and where to see topiary gardens at their best in Britain.
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?
Choirs have always been closely associated with Wales. Join Sian Ellis as she looks into what makes that connection so special.
Neil Armstrong had quite the faux-pas on his trip to Buckingham Palace.
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.
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.
British citizens in Germany at the onset of WWI soon found themselves in the Ruhleben prison camp.
Kate Middleton is often touted as being middle class. Is this really true?
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.
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 founded the Province of Pennsylvania. Read more to discover the history behind the man.
"From cloth to grain to the industrial revolution, the story of Northern entrepreneurial effort is seen throughout the city."
Joe Wright orchestrated the wonderful Churchill biopic. Have you read our interview with the director?
Did you know Harry and William didn't see eye to eye in this way?
Did you know that Princess Margaret bought her own tiara rather than borrow one from the royal jewels?
We've all seen the Great British Bake Off, but how much do you know about these British delights?
For a different side of Britain, head up north, to the wonderful Scotland.
Explore The Barbican and play bowls on The Hoe with Drake.
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.
Fans of Outlander have been wondering whether or not Captain Black Jack Randall was based on a real person or not.
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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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?
Located on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, Chatsworth is repeatedly named as Britain's favourite stately home.
Back in fashion nowadays but with its history dating back hundreds of years, this Scottish homely meal is still a favorite.
Let's take a trip to some of the places made famous by Harry Selfridge.
Healthcare workers are to receive some special consideration in Queen Elizabeth's birthday honors for 2020.
Sunshine or showers, there’s always lots to see and do in Pembrokeshire, on the Welsh coast.
A new documentary set to air on Channel 5 has made a fascinating claim about Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship.
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 set the stage for the War of the Roses and ended Sir Henry ‘Hotspur’ Percy’s quest for England’s crown…and his life.
Did you know these facts about Queen Elizabeth?
Prince William and David Attenborough have teamed up to combat environmental issues.
She's been on the throne for 67 years, but what is the secret to Queen Elizabeth II's good health?
Have you heard these facts about the National Trust?
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?
Pride in the Cornish pasty runs deep throughout Cornwall, so much so that in 2018 they launched the Cornish Pasty Week.
A gem of a visit on the Grampian Line, in Scotland.
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.
Do Scotland by train and leave the driving. Elegant Edinburgh, the floral city of Aberdeen and west to the Highland capital of Inverness.
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.
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.
Taking the family to London is undoubtedly one of the finest trips you will ever take.
Welcome to the eccentric, exciting, weird and wonderful Suffolk coast.
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.
Kristen Stewart has spoken out about her upcoming role.
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.
The slave trade was abolished across the British Empire in 1833. This piece explores the lead up to this historic event
Exploring the castles, mountains, winding roads, and valleys of the mystical Wales where so many tales of princes, heroes, villains, and saints live on.
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.
The Duke of Cambridge has been praised following a touching conservation documentary series that aired for the first time this week.
Have you seen this incredible footage of Queen Elizabeth at the opera?
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.
We finally get to see inside the recently renovated Buckingham Palace and it looks incredible
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.
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.
The Crown has given us a sneak-preview!
Did you know that these baby names were so popular?
Prince Philip told his wife that her father had died and she was now Queen, his cousin has revealed
From Cartimandua to Florence Nightingale and Nell Gwyn to Margaret Thatcher, we look at famous women throughout English history.
How better to celebrate International Beer Day (Aug 7) by revelling in the wonder of British pub names! Cheers.
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.
Take a look at this clip!
Riding the great British rails guarantees the adventure of a lifetime!
Jim Corbett visits York and discovers more than enough to entertain between Castle Howard and York Minster.
Prince Philip is known as a joker. Have a look at this compilation showing some of his best.
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 came from a line of distinguished eccentrics.
Queen Elizabeth won't be holding any Royal events for the rest of the year.
Fancy a day perusing grand sights of quaint scenes? Visit Sherborne in Dorset and you can do both.
When Lady Baillie visited Leeds castle she could see what Hearst could not it was one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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.
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?
Just a few Underground stops from the West End, heath and village are a world apart.
Parliamentarians and Royalists finally have their story told at the National Civil War Centre.
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.
The elder statesman of British cinema, Stephen Frears invites BHT into his home for a cuppa, a chat, and a few helpful corrections.
A British Heritage report from the stern of the Bridge Deck - seeing Britain from a cruiseliners luxury.
"I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love."
Has Prince Andrew made his last public appearance?
A five-day drive from London to Wells will take you on a picturesque road trip with a wonderful destination.
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
Through the middle decades of the 17th century, aristocrats and adventurers sought a new life in a new world.
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.
For four decades the gadabout diarist reported on the epic events of London city, most notably the Great Fire of London.
It's one of the United Kingdom's most visited cities but what exactly can be achieved by spending 24 hours in Bath?
Some images have been shared Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher from the upcoming season of The Crown!
The life, work and death of William Heath Robinson, best known for drawings of whimsically elaborate machines to achieve simple objectives.
On this day, Dec 2, 1697, Sir Christopher Wren, the man responsible for London's St Paul’s Cathedral, was born.
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.
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.
Could this spell trouble for the Royal Family?
The show has been praised for its accurate and enthralling portrayal of Royal life. But does Queen Elizabeth watch The Crown?
Today we mark Admiral Horatio Nelson's birthday by looking back at his life and the Battle of Trafalgar.
An interview with our favorite storyteller, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes published ahead of the launch of Belgravia, and his latest book release.
Is Arundel the best town in Britain?
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's Netflix deal is quite the earner!
The summer of 1951 was a special one in the United Kingdom. Why? The Festival of Britain.
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.
Put the pedal to the metal on Britain's motoring circuit and explore the history of the UK's most famous car brands.
He lay beneath a Leceister car park for over 500 years, so how did historians discover King Richard III's skeleton?
Who were the Puritans? What do you know about them? We explore David Hackett Fischers' Albion's Seed.
Forbes Inglis takes a look at Gretna Green, the little Scottish village of love.
Interested in visiting the UK? Then check out Britain's best tourist attractions to make sure you're getting the most from your trip
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.
A new Royal baby is on the way!
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!
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.
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?
The River Thames is so much more than just a London waterway. Lets get on the road!
Each of these provincial ecclesiastical fortresses merits a place on our list of the ten best cathedrals in England
Tragic WWII passenger ship sunk in 18 minutes killed 1,198 souls. American owner and team work to uncover secrets of the wreck.
What was The Ventilator and what role did it play during the suffrage movement?
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.
Harry and Meghan have added their two cents to the US election.
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 is one of the UK's premier travel destinations. It combines history, culture, and architecture to make it something special.
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?
Immerse yourself in more than 2,000 years of British history at some of the finest open-air museums in the world.
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.
Here are the very best road trips to be found in the UK.
We look at the special relationship the city has with the ill-fated liner, which sunk on this day, April 15, 1912.
A new biography about Lord Mountbatten details how "devastated" he was with his wife Edwina's affairs.
Simply put, tea is the quintessentially British pastime.
Eboracum to Jorvik to York - Where the streets are called gates, the gates are called bars and the bars are called pubs.
Prince Harry used to be quite the prankster!
The concept of Monarchy has struggled to survive around the world, but not in the mighty United Kingdom.
There have been some fascinating British Prime Ministers over the years. Here's some of the more notable ones.
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 spends a huge amount of time meeting people. At 94 years old, how on earth does she remember their names?
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.
An old diary has published some interesting tidbits about Queen Elizabeth.
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 relationship between King Edward II and Piers Gaveston is one of the most infamous menages a trois in British royal history.
Discover specific locations from wonderful novels you'll find around the great city of London.
Visions of a secret paradise only partially found.
Did you know the Royals had to follow these strange rules while travelling?
Are the remains of Queen Emma of Normandy among the 1,300 bones found at Winchester Cathedral?
Follow the Roman Road from Exeter to Lincoln and walk through years of history - ramble the Fosse Way.
Did you know this country was stepping away from the United Kingdom?
Was Mary Queen of Scots involved in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley?
Happy birthday Harry!
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
Jane Austen knew the Peak District and the journey of Ms. Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice illustrates that brilliantly.
Will the Royal Family survive once Queen Elizabeth moves on?
Belgravia, based on the 2016 book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is set to premiere on ITV later this year
Britain's oldest pubs have many a story to tell.
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.
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.
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?
There are dozens of unsolved murders and curious causes throughout Britain's noted history, we take a look at three of the best.
The UK and the USA have long enjoyed a special relationship. We thought we'd take a look into it.
The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library is located in Fulton, Missouri. Do you know why? Read more to find out.
Chaining yourself to the railings of Number 10 is always going to garner more headlines than a well-argued letter to the Times.
Following in the footsteps of this tragic young Queen.
Prince Charles is quite particular with his tea...
Take a day-by-day trip with us through Somerset, a county loaded with history and scenery, so often overlooked.
It was not cream teas and pasties, but metallic ore built Cornwall, on the in South West England.
Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth in Ethiopia?
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 isn't happy with certain members of the Royal Family.
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.
Have a look at this amazing footage of Queen Elizabeth addressing Westminster in 1966
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.
Though separated from the Scottish mainland by only 10 miles across the Pentland Firth, Orkney is one destination that really feels a world away.
Have you seen this footage of Queen Elizabeth playing as a young child in Windsor?
Did you know Queen Elizabeth enjoyed this food so much?
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.
Scores of industrial history museums unpack the tale of the Industrial Revolution. Here are 10 great visits that help tell the story.
Prince Harry has spoken out about his new documentary.
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.
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.
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.
Victorian workhouses were a common institution throughout Britain's history. How much do you know about the controversial buildings?
Staffordshire was the home of the pottery industry and one with a fascinating history and legacy.
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?
We asked our contributors to tell us a little bit about some of their favorite spots in Britain. Here's what they said.
Remarkable British Pathé footage shows the Royal Family, including Queen Elizabeth and newborn Prince Andrew, arrive at their Scottish castle in 1960.
The most well-known and forgotten myths and legends of Britain's favorite holiday locations. How many of them do you know?
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?
Bring your four-legged friend along on your next UK adventure, with our list of the best 7 dog walks in Britain
Still far from madding crowds, Sandra Lawrence explores the countryside of Dorset.
On Sept 2, 1666, the Great Fire of London was ignited and burned for four days gutting the medieval city.
Would you bid for any of these items?
Have you seen this charming clip?
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.
How an Irish nun gave comfort to Princess Diana during her fraught marriage from 1992.
London gangster William 'Billy' Hill helped shape the criminal career of the notorious Kray twins.
Ahead of the anniversary of her death, her sons revealed the statue they commissioned will be unveiled for her 60th birthday.
The September / October 2020 issue of British Heritage Magazine is winging its way to our subscribers!
Here's everything you need to know about Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Where ancient Roman history and legend make romance in the small Welsh town of Caerleon.
Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA in 1979 when the terrorist organization blew up his fishing boat off the coast of Sligo.
Happy Birthday to Prince Philip, The Queen’s cousin, and a full-time working member of the Royal Family.
Meghan Markle has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism due to her involvement in politics but she isn't the first!
A section of the media believes Queen Elizabeth should strip Meghan of her title. Do you agree?
If you're looking for a single whistle-stop tour take a trip to “Scotland in miniature”, the Isle of Arran.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been praised for her decision to move back to Windsor Palace.
Are Harry and Meghan planning a television series?
The coast of Britain! This is looking through a kaleidoscope of English history and a window into the English soul.
The historical fact often takes a back seat to dramatic conventions when Britain war effort is portrayed on film.
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.
Could a move back to the UK be on the cards for Prince Harry?
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
Spelunkers and backpackers, film crews, and folks who love stately homes: visitors flock to the oasis of the Peak District for many reasons.
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.
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?
Some of these Roman road trips will bring you on a proper adventure!
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
If you’re intrigued about visiting Scotland but don’t know where to start let this be your guide...
Some new details have emerged regarding season 6 of The Crown!
The varied homes and birthplaces that have influenced the lives of writing of some of Britain's most iconic writers
Have you heard these outlandish claims about the Royal Family?
You've watched Downton Abbey and lapped up Peaky Blinders? You're gotten hooked on British period dramas!
Castles have been around forever. It was the Normans, though, who developed the castle-making art that we know.
Meghan Markle has re-found her voice - and plans on using it.
Just an hour from London on Brighton is most certainly England’s most famous seaside with plenty to see and entertain.
Can you imagine Princess Anne with this vocation?
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.
Fancy living like a King? Well, now's your chance!
Reports have emerged that claim that Harry and Eugenie's friendship is on the rocks.
Harry and Meghan's social media has been all but removed from the Royal Family's website.
Should Prince Charles and Camilla renew their vows?
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?
What is the 'Queensberry Curse', an affliction that has permeated one of Britain's oldest families for generations?
Celebrate International Beer Day (Aug 7) by rejoicing in Britain's history with and great love for beer!
Here's some fun facts about Meghan Markle on her birthday!
Reports have emerged that claim Prince Charles is planning on scaling back the Royal Family. What do you think?
The latest statistics from the Press Association are just in, and shows that Princess Anne is the hardest working royal
He's one of the world's most accomplished engineers but what do we need to know abut Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
Princess Anne has been passing on some knowledge to Queen Elizabeth on the inner-workings of Zoom.
Harry and Meghan may have burned all bridges with the Royal Family, according to several Royal sources.
Queen Elizabeth has tagged along to a virtual unveiling of her very own portrait
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.
A collection of terrific visits that illuminate and inspire, and bring World War II to us today.
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.
Earlier in the year, an announcement by Harry and Meghan allegedly left Queen Elizabeth none too plussed. Here's the details.
Prince George turns 7 today. Here's everything you need to know about the young prince.
Prince Harry's representatives have responded to allegations made about him and his charity.
Princess Beatrice married her fiancee, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a small private ceremony at Windsor.
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.
Join Dana Huntley as he takes a look at 10 of Britain's most impressive museum ships.
Join Jim Corbett as he takes a trip down memory lane and recalls his time spent working in AW Gamages.
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.
A new documentary has shed some light on the details regarding Lord Mountbatten's personal life.
The Grille incident of 1908. What was the grille and what role did it play during the suffrage movement?
The Crown will be returning for the 6th season. Here's all the details!
What did Lonely Planet choose as the UK's top attraction?
Occupied by the Romans from the 1st to the 4th century, Roman historic sites abound in modern Britain. Here's where to found them.
Our favorite market towns, each rich in history—where you can still buy a cauliflower or local cheese in the open-air market.
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.
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.
There has been some job losses at Buckingham Palace, fueling speculation that Queen Elizabeth may have moved out for good.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spoken out about the Commonwealth's legacy, and what it means moving forward in the modern era.
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 is a cathedral city in the North-West of England. Join Susie Kearley as she looks at what makes it so special.
Think you know everything there is to know about the Royal Family? Take this quiz!
Do you want a treat from British Heritage Travel this Independence Day?
Join Dana Huntley as he takes a trip through the UK!
How accurate is the The Crown's depiction of the 1961 meeting of the Kennedys and Queen Elizabeth II?
Prince Harry has shared a video of a speech he gave to recipients of the Diana Awards.
British Heritage Travel July / August takes a stroll down memory lane to help you plan your next vacation.
Are you still dreaming of a vacation in Britain? Here's a list of slang that you should know before you travel.
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.
Join Jim Corbett as he reminisces about his previous life as a soldier in the British Military.
Move over hygge, the Danish term referring to coziness and comfort, this year we’re all about Scottish coorie.
The UK's first operational airbase had quite the history. Let's take a look into what made it so special.
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 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?
Holiday plans may be cancelled due to Covid-19, but a virtual trip to Buckingham Palace is still possible!
Father's Day just passed, and the Royal Family shared some special photos to mark the occasion. Take a look!
Kristen Stewart has been chosen to play Princess Diana in the upcoming film 'Spencer'. Do you think this is the right call?
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.
A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the gentlemen who were suffocated in the Indian prison known as the Black Hole of Calcutta.
Writers have loved London for as long as London has existed. Here's a look into it's fascinating history.
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 beloved singer, Dame Vera Lynn, was best known for her work during World War II, when she kept spirits high with her wistful songs.
Scores of villages across our island offer breathtaking photo opportunities and prompt wistful romantic dreams of a simpler time and a simpler life.
Loose leaves, strong flavors, delicate aromas - here's everything you need to know about storing tea, a comprehensive guide on how to store tea.
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 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, Scotland, and Wales...Which is your favorite? Join us as we take a look into what makes each one so special.
Could this be Queen Elizabeth's best speech?
Queen Elizabeth has jumped on her first Zoom call with several care workers, to express her gratitude for their tireless work.
He bore witness to some of London's most notable events, but who exactly was Samuel Pepys?
Prince Philip turns 99 today. To mark the occassion, the Royal Family shared a photo of Her Majesty ad Philip that has raised eyebrows...
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates his 98th birthday today, June 9.
Viscount Tom Coke, heir to the Earldom of Leicester, on his life running, and the history of Holkham Hall in Norfolk.
Dana Huntley explores the history of John and Charles Wesley and their home town.
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.
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.
Christopher Somerville speaks about writing his latest book, Ships of Heaven, The Private Life of Britain’s Cathedrals.
Prince Charles has spoken to Sky News about life under lockdown, and how much he is missing the rest of the Royal Family.
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
Enter and win a year’s magazine subscription to British Heritage Travel for your Anglophile Dad this Father’s Day.
Detailed reports from embedded journalists give an incredible perspective on the reality of D-Day, and the Normandy landings.
Winston Churchill called it “The Good Companions”. We call fish & chips delicious.
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 history, swashbuckling exploits and symbolic splendor of the role created in 1284 and carried out today by Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's eldest son.
An interview with Christoper Somerville, the author of Ships of Heaven.
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?
On this Day Thomas Becket was consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1162.
Today, 2nd June marks Queen Elizabeth's 67th coronation anniversary. She's shared a photo to mark the date!
Queen Elizabeth has been photographed for the first time since going into lockdown while out enjoying a horse ride!
On June 2 1953 Princess Elizabeth was crowned as Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some top facts about the her coronation 67 years ago.
Happy Birthday Edward Elgar. We celebrate by looking at his life's achievements and the Elgar Birthplace Museum and Elgar Center in Worcestershire.
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 has shared a lovely message to her daughter, Princess Beatrice, on her would-be wedding day.
An oft-overlooked tourist site, Lincolnshire is one that all American visitors should add to their bucket list, says Dana Huntley.
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
Philip Sidney talks to BHT about his family estate, Penshurst Place, and how it feels to truly live, and preserve, the history.
Dating back to the 1800s this cheesy treat, stewed cheese, is a very British alternative to Swiss fondue.
Sandra Lawrence blazes the trail in Jane Austen's the West Country and shares her experience.
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.
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.
Did you know that the Royal Family members are called different names in different regions with in the United Kingdom?
A day well spent! Siân Ellis visits The Lower Wye Valley in Wales and is endeared by the scenery, history, and lunch options.
Prince William and Kate are certainly household names in the United Kingdom. Let's take a look at their history!
Have a look at this clip of Kate and William acting as bingo hosts for the Shire Hall Care Home.
A YouGov public opinion poll discovered who the most admired people in the United Kingdom were in 2019.
Join in on social media next week and post your British vacation photos for English Tourism Week, May 25 - 31, 2020.
Have you been to Edinburgh?
Captain Tom will be knighted!
Prince Charles said in a statement that he looks forward to visiting Ireland again "once happier times return."
It's the Sussex's anniversary!
Have you seen this clip from Princess Anne's christening?
Is this Queen Elizabeth's favorite TV show? Certainly at Christmas time!
When she was just ten years old, Queen Victoria, wrote and illustrated a children's book called The Adventures of Alice Laselles.
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.
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.
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.
London’s protected vistas!
Have you seen this clip?
Historic British properties run by the National Trust and with openings through the winter season.
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
Yet again, Queen Elizabeth breaks a record with ease. Read more to find out all about it.
Have you seen the clip?
The majority of Britain's mosaic masterpieces have been lost to the ages, but those that remain are absolutely stunning.
The Sturminster Newton Mill is in high demand as consumers are using more flour during the coronavirus lockdown.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II may have to stop her regular royal duties indefinitely.
Prince Harry has outlined some plans for the Invictus Games.
Did you know Queen Elizabeth had these skills?
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.
This clip of Meghan Markle reading for Archie is adorable!
A piece of Stonehenge, missing for more than 60 years, was finally returned in 2019 and may provide clues to the monument's origins.
Did you know about the Royal protocol Princess Diana broke when raising her sons?
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.
A royal biographer has revealed that long before Sophie and Edward made it down the aisle, Edward got cold feet about the relationship