History

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...

Vindolanda Roman Fort. Credit: Creative Commons

The ongoing excavations at Vindolanda have revealed further evidence that the Roman Army had established a major metal working factory at the site The ongoing...

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. Credit: Copyright: Julian Elliott Photography

A coronation church since 1066, Westminster Abbey encapsulates the best of our nation’s history yet remains a vibrant hub and ‘Royal Peculiar’ If Westminster Abbey...

A sailing ship moored in Plymouth harbour, the starting point for The Mayflower's famous voyage. Credit: Visit Britainvideo

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts A sailing ship moored in Plymouth harbour,...