Archive for: January 2017

30 Surprising Facts about Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall English Heritage
Posted:
20 January 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Stretching from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire. 2017 marks an important anniversary in the history of Hadrian’s Wall – 30 years since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In gaining this status, the landmark is officially acknowledged as a s...

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In search of Queen Victoria’s favourite flower

Detail from portait of Victoria reduced copy by W. Warman, after Thomas Sully watercolour, (1838) © National Portrait Gallery, London
Posted:
18 January 2017
Posted By:
Toby Beasley
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

As Head Gardener at Osborne I’m often looking for period plants (ones which were available before Queen Victoria’s death in 1901) or specific varieties from the archives. I had a vague memory that one of Queen Victoria’s favourite flowers was the violet, so I decided to do some research. Ag...

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6 stories that we can’t wait to tell you in 2017

Stonehenge sunrise
Posted:
17 January 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

We have lots of exciting plans to share with you in 2017. Before we get started though, we would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the UK Blog Awards 2017. We're through to the finals in the Arts & Culture and Travel categories! Hopefully sharing the news of a win will be one of the...

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5 Historic Places You Can See on Screen

Camera crew at Goodrich Castle in 2009
Posted:
12 January 2017
Posted By:
Gareth Clifford
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

England is full of striking historic places, from imposing castles and prehistoric monuments, to elegant stately homes. They all have their own stories to tell, but sometimes it’s not just tales of historic events. Many of the sites in our care also double as fictional locations or star as themsel...

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