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.

Why are Daffodils yellow?

February Gold daffodils at Witley Court
Posted:
6 March 2017
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Daffodils are an unmistakable sign of springtime in our gardens, and with their yellow petals and large trumpets, they’re easy to spot. Or should that be small trumpets and white petals? There are tall ones, tiny ones – even pink ones? How did we get so many different varieties? Daffodils a...

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30 Surprising Facts about Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall English Heritage
Posted:
20 January 2017
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English Heritage
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History Uncovered

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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