What is the 'Queensberry Curse', an affliction that has permeated one of Britain's oldest families for generations?
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.
Who were the Puritans? What do you know about them? We explore David Hackett Fischers' Albion's Seed.
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 true history of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the life of Alice Liddell, and what remains in real life of these fantastical tales.
A look at Sherlock Holmes London and the life of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle.
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 Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy, is the single work that readers in the early 21st century can recognizably walk through virtually scene by scene, in Dorchester, Dorset.
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.
Jane Austen knew the Peak District and the journey of Ms. Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice illustrates that brilliantly.
Writers have loved London for as long as London has existed. Here's a look into it's fascinating history.
The upbringing, genius and eventual demise - everything you need to know about the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas.
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.
On this day, Feb 23, 1633, Samuel Pepys was born in London.
Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable writers of all time, and here are his most famous quotes used to tell his life story.
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.
The varied homes and birthplaces that have influenced the lives of writing of some of Britain's most iconic writers.
Jane Austen may have written her books over 250 years ago, but their themes remain as relevant today as ever before. But what do we know about her? What do we know about the life and times of Jane Austen?
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.
Daphne du Maurier came from a line of distinguished eccentrics.
Is everything we know about The Bard, William Shakespeare, true?
"The Book Lover's Guide to London" brings literature lovers on a journey through London, from Chaucer in the 14th century to present day.
Here are the top 5 British Royal biographies which may take your fancy!
Discover specific locations from wonderful novels you'll find around the great city of London.
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?
On this day, June 15, 1215, King John set his seal to what would become the Magna Carta.
From Barataria to Titipu, the rollicking, madcap light operas of Gilbert & Sullivan parodied Victorian England and still delight audiences around the world.
The tale of the notorious outlaw has lived on long after he and his band of merry men have gone.
On this day, Oct 6 1892, the English Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, passed away. Today we explore his home region of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
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.
Sandra Lawrence blazes the trail in Jane Austen's the West Country and shares her experience.
Still far from madding crowds, Sandra Lawrence explores the countryside of Dorset.
This Jan 25th, lovers of Scotland and the bard Robert Burns are being invited to enjoy a very different Burn's Night, using #BurnsNightIn and #VirtualBurnsNight.
Do you want to live in the house that inspired Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? Because Ponden Hall is for sale
Perhaps the most complete literary landscape in Britain is the fictional region of Wessex, where late Victorian writer Thomas Hardy set all of his major novels.
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We take a look back at the Duke's incredible life.
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