History Uncovered

Find the answers to your questions about history, read in depth analysis of historical events from our experts and discover the stories of English Heritage sites around the country.

Karl Marx: the London connections

Detail from a photograph of Karl Marx, 1875
Posted:
18 September 2017
Posted By:
Howard Spencer
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History Uncovered

September 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Das Kapital, Karl Marx's famous critique of capitalism. In this blog, blue plaques historian Howard Spencer explores Marx's life in London, and tells us about five other political exiles commemorated with a plaque. ...

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Meet The Man Who Saved Kenilworth Castle

Posted:
12 July 2017
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English Heritage
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History Uncovered

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire is known for its links to Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, but less is known about the man responsible for keeping Kenilworth open to the public. Sir John Siddeley bought the castle in the 1930s, and opened its doors for future generations to enjoy. Senior Cura...

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Dunkirk on the Home Front

British troops waiting to be evacuated on a beach near Dunkirk. Chronicle / Alamy Stock Photo
Posted:
6 July 2017
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
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History Uncovered

The epic evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk was one of the defining moments of the Second World War. Officially known as Operation Dynamo, the evacuation was masterminded from a naval base beneath Dover Castle. Long, brick lined tunnels, known as ‘casemates’, had been cut into Dover’...

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