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Seemingly opposed in class, politics and personality, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee forged an unlikely friendship during wartime as David Cohen reveals. If Winston Churchill had...

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein while she was still a teenager. Two centuries on, Nicola Rayner explores the troubled gestation of this landmark British novel When Mary...

William Blake

William Blake wouldn't have dared to dream that almost 200 years after his death, his work would be exhibited in one of Britain's most...

In a short, tragic and rather bloody lifetime Lady Jane Grey entered the dangerous Tudor Court, became Queen and swiftly left again, this time...

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...

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.

Prince Charles. Credit: Creative Commons

Today Prince Charles celebrates his 70th birthday. He was born at Buckingham Palace on 14 November 1948, at 9.14pm. His title, The Prince of Wales. He...

Hot air balloons rising and floating in the air against a cloudy sky, above the city of Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. River Avon. Credit: Visit Britain

Innovation and imagination have always ensured that Bristol has flourished. Now, with its maritime heyday a thing of the past, this vibrant city continues...

Westminster Abbey and the River Thames. The London Eye in the background. Credit: Visit Britain

Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on 29 April in one of the biggest events of 2011. We look back at the...