5 Sieges from England’s Past

Posted:
9 August 2018
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered

Home to some of the most influential people in the country, castles often attracted brutal opposition from enemies who were fighting for revolution, political reform or the dirtiest motivator of them all, power. Among the 66 castles in the care of English Heritage, many have faced some of the countr...

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How to build the perfect sandcastle in 9 steps

A family build a sandcastle on the beach
Posted:
13 July 2018
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
Things To Do

Historically, building a castle could take many long years of hard labour and money - not to mention the tons of materials needed for construction. It was not an easy feat for even the most skilled builders who worked tirelessly to create some of England's most loved castles. Today English Herita...

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Things to do in August

Posted:
12 July 2018
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Build the ultimate sandcastle, meet Roman soldiers and experience the thrill of the joust this August. It's one of our busiest months for events, with something to see and do every day, wherever you are. Get started with our summer calendar which has inspiration for days out in history every day ...

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Five fantasy castles and their real life counterparts

Posted:
5 July 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
History Uncovered

Castles have long been a cornerstone in the world of fantasy storytelling across literature, TV, film and gaming. While the fortresses described in fiction are often exaggerated, many have parallels with the elaborate style and tactical design of real castles. Here we examine some of the most famous...

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