Archive for: September 2016

Behind the scenes of ITV’s Victoria with David Oakes

David Oakes as Prince Ernest
Posted:
9 September 2016
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

David Oakes is a British actor who plays Prince Ernest (Prince Albert’s brother) in the new ITV drama Victoria. David is no stranger to playing historical characters, having previously starred in The White Queen and The Living and the Dead. He gave us some insight into his experiences filming the ...

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Remembering Freddie Mercury with a blue plaque

Freddie Mercury performing with Queen at Live Aid Concert. Wembley, London, England. 13th July 1985.
Posted:
1 September 2016
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Christian Bace
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History Uncovered

To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Freddie Mercury, and to celebrate what would have been his 70th birthday, we’re exploring his life, music and legacy. From the Spice Islands to Middlesex Freddie Mercury started life as Farrokh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar (now part of Tanzan...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – August 1066

Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler
Posted:
1 September 2016
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. By August 1066, Harold must have been wondering whether he’d got off lightly. After all, the Normans had not arrived all summer.William and his army were still waiting for good weather to cross the channel, and the window to ...

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