Archive for: February 2018

Things to do in March

Posted:
23 February 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

As winter comes to a close and we welcome in the spring, many of our sites across England are opening up for the 2018 season. March is a great time to explore our beautiful historic gardens, which will begin coming to life with colour and fragrance towards the end of the month. We'll also be buildin...

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Dressing up in Eltham Palace’s 1930s wardrobe

Inside Virginia Courtauld's wardrobe at Eltham Palace
Posted:
15 February 2018
Posted By:
Ruth Goodman
Categories:
History Uncovered

Social Historian Ruth Goodman visited the stunning Art Deco mansion Eltham Palace in London with her daughter Eve for dress-up, daydreaming and more. From the sophistication of lavish evening wear, to more practical garments for housework, join Ruth and Eve as they discover women's fashion from insi...

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Why do we eat pancakes on pancake day?

Banniet tort Sam Bilton
Posted:
8 February 2018
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is on 13 Februrary in 2018. We asked Sam Bilton about the history of the celebration. She's also found an 18th-century recipe for a kind of pancake pie for you to try at home - the ultimate Shrove Tuesday treat. If you fancy something simpler, try Mrs Crocombe's ...

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Queen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley – the real story

A portrait of Robert Dudley & Elizabeth in her coronation robes.
Posted:
6 February 2018
Posted By:
Dr Charles Kightly
Categories:
History Uncovered

The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley has fascinated people for more than 450 years. Their relationship has been explored in books, films and on TV, most recently by Cate Blanchett and Joseph Fiennes in the film Elizabeth, and by Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons in the series Elizabeth I. Th...

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