Archive for: March 2017

Who or what inspired you to love history?

Who inspired you to love history
Posted:
21 March 2017
Posted By:
Clare Wilson
Categories:
Your Stories

Throughout March, for Women's History Month, we've been looking at pioneering women and role models from the past whose stories inspire us today. But not all inspirational figures have lived in castles, challenged the status quo, or discovered something world-changing. Some of the most inspiri...

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Here’s how you can see your own halo at Rievaulx Abbey

An artists impression of Brocken Spectre
Posted:
17 March 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Throughout history a halo has symbolised sainthood, but what if you could see a version around your own head? Through a new light installation, artist Charles Monkhouse has devised a way to do just that. He will replicate Brocken Spectre, a naturally occurring phenomenon considered to be the origi...

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England’s first official Queen: Mary Tudor

Plaque to Mary Tudor at Framlingham Castle
Posted:
16 March 2017
Posted By:
Christian Bace
Categories:
History Uncovered

As part of Women’s History Month, we’re exploring the story of how Mary Tudor became the first crowned Queen of England at Framlingham Castle in 1553. A king died in 1553. There were arguments about who would succeed him. A familiar scenario perhaps, but what made it different in 1553 was tha...

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Why are Daffodils yellow?

February Gold daffodils at Witley Court
Posted:
6 March 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Daffodils are an unmistakable sign of springtime in our gardens, and with their yellow petals and large trumpets, they’re easy to spot. Or should that be small trumpets and white petals? There are tall ones, tiny ones – even pink ones? How did we get so many different varieties? Daffodils a...

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