Archive for: July 2017

Victoria Pendleton: My Day as a Jousting Knight

Victoria in full armour next to her horse, Duke with Kenilworth Castle in the background
Posted:
19 July 2017
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Victoria Pendleton
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Behind the Scenes

Victoria Pendleton is a double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, amateur jockey and has been a contestant on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing. But how will she take to England's oldest national sport of jousting? We challenged Pendleton to a jousting bootcamp at Kenilworth Castle to see how the str...

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Meet The Man Who Saved Kenilworth Castle

Posted:
12 July 2017
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English Heritage
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History Uncovered

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire is known for its links to Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, but less is known about the man responsible for keeping Kenilworth open to the public. Sir John Siddeley bought the castle in the 1930s, and opened its doors for future generations to enjoy. Senior Cura...

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Dunkirk on the Home Front

British troops waiting to be evacuated on a beach near Dunkirk. Chronicle / Alamy Stock Photo
Posted:
6 July 2017
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
Categories:
History Uncovered

The epic evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk was one of the defining moments of the Second World War. Officially known as Operation Dynamo, the evacuation was masterminded from a naval base beneath Dover Castle. Long, brick lined tunnels, known as ‘casemates’, had been cut into Dover’...

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