History

The UK's most popular institution houses eight million historic artefacts Bloomsbury is as romantic a part of the capital as you could ever wish to...

The Bard-approved theatre that stages proper period dramas All the world's a stage, according to William Shakespeare, but very few of them received investment from...

Who was Isabella Beeton? Born in London on 12 March 1836 the daughter of a linen merchant, Isabella Beeton (née Mayson) was a Victorian wife, mother...

A cultural venue once shaped by the royalty living there These days, when someone mentions Somerset House, you might think of the ice-skating rink laid...

Climb aboard an historic, 150-year-old tea clipper The world’s only surviving tea clipper ship, Cutty Sark can be found on the banks of the River...

St Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland – is steeped in mythology. Here are 10 things we think we know about the man, known as the "Apostle of Ireland".

Virginia Woolfe, c.1912 by Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), at Monk's House, Rodmell. Credit: National Trust Images/Roy Fox

Virginia Stephen, later to become Virginia Woolf, was born on the 25 January 1882, in Kensington, London. Emily Pringle looks at her life as...

Here are some fascinating facts about the man whose life embodies the prevalent values of the Tudor age.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Take a look at some interesting facts about her life from the...

King’s College, Cambridge, England. Credit: Julian Eales/Alamy

With exquisite architecture and wistful watery landscapes, Cambridgeshire is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Marianka Swain explores Dreaming spires, unspoiled countryside and rich history: Cambridgeshire...