Archive for: June 2014

Belle: What Happened to Dido After the Film Ended?

A scene from the movie Belle, copyright Picselect
Posted:
25 June 2014
Posted By:
Sam Kinchin-Smith
Categories:
History Uncovered

The story of Dido Belle, the daughter of an enslaved African woman brought up at Kenwood House, comes to life in Amma Asante’s new film Belle. But what happened after the cameras stopped rolling? Sam Kinchin-Smith picks up the story where the movie left off… *Spoiler alert* If you’re yet to ...

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Member Recommended: Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End House and Gardens
Posted:
20 June 2014
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Audley End House and Gardens in Essex has undergone a big transformation over the past six months, following a £1.1million project to restore the original identity of the home. Members’ Panellist Natalie Payne tells us what she thinks of the changes, where she goes for some R&R and why it pay...

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Ask the Expert: Did Cavemen Actually Live in Caves?

Neolithic Houses at Stonehenge
Posted:
16 June 2014
Posted By:
Susan Greaney
Categories:
History Uncovered

English Heritage historian Susan Greaney answers a question from Radlett Preparatory School, who visited Stonehenge on a school trip. There's actually no such thing as a 'caveman' - it's just an old-fashioned term that people sometimes use when referring to hunter-gatherers and early farmers of t...

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Prince Albert’s Parenting Tips

Swiss Cottage at Osborne
Posted:
13 June 2014
Posted By:
Dr Andrew Hann
Categories:
History Uncovered

While Father’s Day might be an excuse for your son or daughter to ransack the kitchen in aid of creating ‘breakfast in bed’ for Daddy, parenting Victorian style meant children had a little less free rein. But in the royal household of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, fatherhood was still a co...

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