Things to do in June

A woman high-fives a child outside Walmer Castle
Posted:
31 May 2017
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
Things To Do

Finally the sun is shining and hopefully it'll be no time before we can leave our coats and wellies at home and properly venture into the great outdoors. We’ve got lots planned this month including our exclusive Blooming Gardens events and medieval encampments where you can witness the drama o...

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The Real Wonder Women of WW1

Some of the real wonder owmen of WW1 - left, Dame Maud McCarthy, centre: Hertha Ayrton's blue plaque, left Mary Macarthur addressing crowds
Posted:
26 May 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s the start of summer blockbuster season, and Wonder Woman is the latest hero to hit the cinemas. The film, set during the First World War, was partly filmed at Tilbury Fort in Essex. (It's a popular location to shoot at...) In the movie, Wonder Woman leaves her home on Themyscira to help fi...

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How to spot: A Roman Road

Roman street at Corbridge Roman Town
Posted:
22 May 2017
Posted By:
Mary-Ann Ochota
Categories:
History Uncovered

Hadrian’s Wall is the most remarkable Roman monument in Britain, running 117km (73 miles) from England’s east coast to west coast. But interestingly, the Roman road that runs along its southern side is a rare example of a non-straight Roman road! Hadrian’s Wall, and its Scottish cousin, the An...

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How to be an archaeologist

archaeology at Old Sarum
Posted:
3 May 2017
Posted By:
Rose Arkle
Categories:
Things To Do

Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory. It is done by excavating sites and analysing artefacts and other physical remains. The difference between history and archaeology is that history is informed by specific events (for example, a battle or a new monarch being crowned) and use...

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