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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Things to do in March

Audley End House
Posted:
25 February 2019
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

As winter draws to a close and we prepare to welcome in the spring, many of our sites are opening for the 2019 season. March is the perfect time to get outside and explore our beautiful historic gardens, located in the grounds of spectacular stately homes. Plus, plan the perfect day out with Mum thi...

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