Archive for: March 2017

Things to do in April

Posted:
31 March 2017
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

Spring has most definitely sprung. Our castles, abbeys and houses are opening up for the summer season and our gardens are bursting into bloom. Now is the perfect time to spend a day out where history happened. Here are our highlights and top picks for April. Did you know? April has been a ...

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To Conserve or Restore, that is the question…

Brodworth Hall in the 1990s (left © John Critchley, right © Historic England Archive)
Posted:
28 March 2017
Posted By:
Bethany L Ronksley
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

If you visit Brodsworth Hall and Gardens today you will see beautifully manicured pleasure gardens and a lovingly preserved country house. But this was not always the case. When we first took over the care of this historic place, we faced a quandary.  Brodsworth Hall and Gardens in South York...

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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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