Archive for: August 2014

10 Ways to Experiment Like Darwin

Charles Darwin's study at Down House (English Heritage)
Posted:
22 August 2014
Posted By:
Sam Kinchin-Smith
Categories:
Historical How Tos

From collecting toenail clippings to using your dinner guests as guinea pigs, experimenting like Darwin did at Down House is easier – and more disgusting – than you might have thought… Upon returning to England in 1836, five years after the HMS Beagle had set sail, Charles Darwin dedicated ...

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Empress Phoebe’s Adventures: Corbridge Roman Town

Empress Phoebe, English Heritage competition winner
Posted:
12 August 2014
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Resident blogger Phoebe (aged 7 ¾) won a competition to become Empress of Hadrian’s Wall for a year. As part of her reign she’s been visiting Roman sites, castles and abbeys across the North East and blogging along the way. This time she’s been exploring Corbridge Roman Town…...

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5 Ways to do Beach Fun like Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria's beach at Osborne (English Heritage)
Posted:
7 August 2014
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Take some tips for beach fun from Queen Victoria, who enjoyed long summers with her family on her private beach at Osborne on the Isle of Wight. 1. Get there early to grab the best spot on the beach Whether it’s a deckchair, plenty of dry towels or a pic...

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