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.

30 Surprising Facts about Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall English Heritage
Posted:
20 January 2017
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Stretching from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire. 2017 marks an important anniversary in the history of Hadrian’s Wall – 30 years since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In gaining this status, the landmark is officially acknowledged as a s...

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How William the Conqueror spent Christmas in 1066

Close up of crown
Posted:
22 December 2016
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English Heritage
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This Christmas marks the 950th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s coronation. 1066 was a turbulent year, and William’s coronation was no different - as we'll explore below. Look back through 1066 If you need a reminder of the events that led up to this point, take a look at how we told t...

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