Archive for: December 2018

Things to do in January

Posted:
21 December 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

A new year is here, and there are many ways to enjoy it in the places where history happened. Take a winter walk through England's most beautiful historic landscapes, or cook up some Victorian winter recipes that are sure to keep the chill out. It's all here in our monthly round-up. Plus, need so...

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1816: The year the sun nearly died

Giant sunspots on the surface of the Sun. ©NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
Posted:
20 December 2018
Posted By:
Dr Harry Cliff
Categories:
History Uncovered

To celebrate this year’s winter solstice, we’ve teamed up with the Science Museum to explore the ways that humans have made sense of the sun throughout history. You can learn more about the sun, by visiting the Science Museum’s latest blockbuster exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star. ...

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Five grand garden parties from history

Wedding party in front of Belsay Castle, 1905Reproduced with permission of Northumberland Archives, NRO 01542/47.
Posted:
3 December 2018
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered, Uncategorized

Gardens have always been places for entertaining. The courtyards of Roman villas were used for socialising, eating and relaxing. The Tudors staged pageants and theatrical performances in their gardens. Middle class Georgians flocked to pleasure gardens, and in the age of the country house the upper ...

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