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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...

Yeoman Serjeant Jim Duncan. Credit: Arnhel de Serra

Exploring the lives of iconic Londoners. Marianka Swain gets an insider’s tour from a Beefeater.  The Tower of London is a living, working royal palace, so...

Known as the Nine Day Queen, Lady Jane Grey, Britain’s shortest reigning monarch, ruled for just over a week in the summer of 1553....

The Marriage of Queen Victoria, 10 February 1840. Credit: GL Archive / Alamy

Rose Bateman explores the marriage of Victoria and Albert, the dynastic match turned love story which would help to define an age Oh!” Victoria...

Mary, Queen of Scots had the potential to be one of the most powerful rulers in Europe. 450 years after Mary’s abdication, Nicola Rayner...

Burns cottage, scotland, robert burns

We gather together the last words of ten great Britons

Vita Sackville-West's A Note of Explanation

The book that is said to have influenced Orlando by Virginia Woolf has finally been published more than 90 years after it was written. A Note of...

The current 
Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Today's monarchy - with Queen Elizabeth II at the helm - has adapted and reinvented itself through two world wars and social revolution On 9 September 2015, Queen...

Queen Victoria statue in Worcester

Diana Wright takes you through the ups and downs of the British monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II in our gallop through...

King John sealed the Magna Carta

The Plantagenet era was a time of conflict, burnished by stories of Richard the Lionheart and victory at Agincourt in 1415 during the Hundred...