Victoria: The Queen Beyond the Screen

Jemma Coleman sitting on the throne as Victoria in the new television series. ©ITV
Posted:
24 August 2016
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
History Uncovered

Who do you picture when you imagine Queen Victoria? A young 18-year-old girl suddenly cast into power? The imposing Empress? The widow heartbroken by the death of Albert? From the Industrial Revolution to the expansion of an empire which ruled over one-third of the globe, England was transformed ...

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How to do afternoon tea like the Victorians

Mrs Beetons recipe for afternoon tea
Posted:
23 August 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Tiny cakes and sandwiches, freshly baked scones, buttered toast and a pot of tea - what could be more English? But how, when and why did the ritual of afternoon tea evolve - and how can we recreate it today? Food blogger Sam Bilton explores the institution that is afternoon tea. Time for tea “Th...

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The Role of Women on Hadrian’s Wall

A Roman tombstone.
Posted:
19 August 2016
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered, Things To Do

Hundreds, if not thousands, of women lived on and around Hadrian’s Wall during the Roman period. They are often forgotten in our view of this military installation, so in the run up to Hadrian’s Wall Live (English Heritage’s weekend of live Roman action on 3 & 4 September 2016) we asked F...

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The gardeners that time (almost) forgot

Detail from a painting from the early eighteenth century showing gardeners working in the garden at Chiswick House by Pieter Andreas Rysbrack (1690-1748)
Posted:
12 August 2016
Posted By:
Emily Parker
Categories:
History Uncovered

How many times have you walked around a garden and wondered about the people who created it?  In many cases, the stories of the gardeners who got dirt under their fingernails and weeded until their backs ached in the 18th and 19th centuries are unknown, or recalled simply as a name on a list of w...

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