Archive for: March 2019

Things to do in April

Posted:
29 March 2019
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

Spring has well and truly arrived and many of our historic places are now open for the season ahead. Why not make the most of the warmer weather and browse our pick of spring garden highlights?  Or if the weather takes a turn for the worse, fear not. We've also selected some of the best rain-pro...

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Hadrian’s Wall and the Original Night’s Watch

Hadrian's Wall
Posted:
19 March 2019
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s well known that George R R Martin drew on many aspects of British history as inspiration for the world of Game of Thrones. The immense ice wall that protects the northern border of Westeros is definitely reminiscent of a certain structure in our care. But how similar was life for the Roman so...

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Dragons and their Origins

Smaug © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - New Line Cinema - WingNut Films | The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, 2013
Posted:
15 March 2019
Posted By:
Carolyne Larrington
Categories:
History Uncovered

Where did the dragon myth originate, and why are dragon stories so widespread across at least two continents? Carolyne Larrington, Professor of medieval European literature at the University of Oxford, investigates. Dragons feature in legend and folklore all across Britain, as well as Europe...

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Where Do Myths, Legends and Folktales Come From?

Posted:
15 March 2019
Posted By:
Carolyne Larrington
Categories:
History Uncovered

Myths, legends and folktales are well established in the fabric of English culture. But where do these often fantastical stories come from? Carolyne Larrington, Professor of medieval European literature at the University of Oxford, examines the origins of these stories, from dragons, kelpies and hob...

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