People

As part of our My Britain series, in which we interview those who live and work all over Britain, we spoke to Dr Heather...

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...

More than just the “Lady with the Lamp”, Florence Nightingale was a Victorian pioneer who saved the lives of countless people. As her 200th...

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

We look back at the weddings of the members of the Royal Family who got married at Westminster Abbey Prince William and Kate Middleton, 29...

Was Oliver Cromwell really our most controversial leader? Alexander Larman reassesses Britain’s short-lived attempt at being governed as a republic In the history of Britain’s...

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...