The story of the Norman Conquest – May 1066

King Harold and Duke William of Normandy illustrations
Posted:
27 June 2016
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 - in just 140 characters. Tostig's treachery came to a head in May 1066 and began to cause real problems for King Harold and Queen Edith. For Duke William in Normandy, who was having some serious logistical difficulties, this unrest wasn't the only good n...

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The longest siege in English history

Kenilworth-siege-780x300
Posted:
16 June 2016
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English Heritage
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History Uncovered

In the summer of 1266, noble rebels gathered inside Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire with supplies and arms, preparing for a siege. England was divided by civil war as King Henry III, who had been on the throne for 50 years, fought against some leading nobles, who wanted to curb his power. He...

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A day in the life of English Heritage volunteers

Flo and Sue, two of the volunteers in the Neolithic huts at Stonehenge.
Posted:
6 June 2016
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Jenni Black
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Around 2000 people volunteer at our sites across the country. From gardening to giving guided tours to school parties, the volunteers keep our properties looking beautiful and are always on hand to answer questions. But what exactly does a day at English Heritage look like for our volunteers? 9am:...

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