What did Neolithic people drink at feasts?

Barley, which may have been used in the Neolithic period to make ale
Posted:
6 September 2018
Posted By:
Merryn Dineley
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s traditional to have an alcoholic drink at a celebration or a feast. There’s a wide variety to choose from today. But what did they drink 4500 years ago at feasts at Durrington Walls and other Neolithic ceremonial centres? Were they drinking alcohol? If so, what were the ingredients, and how...

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Things to do in September

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

Autumn may be just around the corner, but summer still has plenty to give at our historic places throughout September. Our programme of events is in full swing, with something for all ages wherever you are in England. Plus there's guides to summer walks, a chance to build the ultimate castle in Mine...

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5 Sieges from England’s Past

Posted:
9 August 2018
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered

Home to some of the most influential people in the country, castles often attracted brutal opposition from enemies who were fighting for revolution, political reform or the dirtiest motivator of them all, power. Among the 66 castles in the care of English Heritage, many have faced some of the countr...

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How to build the perfect sandcastle in 9 steps

A family build a sandcastle on the beach
Posted:
13 July 2018
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
Things To Do

Historically, building a castle could take many long years of hard labour and money - not to mention the tons of materials needed for construction. It was not an easy feat for even the most skilled builders who worked tirelessly to create some of England's most loved castles. Today English Herita...

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