Archive for: February 2016

Why was Queen Elizabeth I so important?

Elizabeth I © National Portrait Gallery
Posted:
29 February 2016
Posted By:
Dr Tracy Borman
Categories:
History Uncovered

As part of our Women in History series, best-selling author and historian Dr Tracy Borman explains what the the accession of Elizabeth I, in November 1558 has meant for women in positions of power.  When Elizabeth I became queen upon the death of her half-sister ‘Bloody’ Mary on 17 November ...

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How to dine like a Norman

Banquet hosted by the Bishop of Normandy, from the Bayeux Tapestry
Posted:
18 February 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

In the Bayeux Tapestry, William the Conqueror is depicted enjoying a fine feast soon after his invasion of England in 1066. As well as a new language and the clean-shaven look, what else did the Normans bring to the English table? Run Rabbit The Romans had apparently tried to introduce the rabbit ...

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23 free places to visit near famous historic sites

Housesteads Roman Fort
Posted:
11 February 2016
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

We look after over 400 historic places, and remarkably, 250 of those are free to visit. From remote stone circles to ruined abbeys, and Norman castles to Roman temples, you can explore thousands of years of history for absolutely nothing. We've picked 7 top sites around the country and a selecti...

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