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Human Henge: how can historic landscapes be good for you?

Stonehenge
Posted:
19 April 2017
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In medieval times, pilgrimage was considered to be an exercise in healing the mind, body and soul. This idea of a healing physical and spiritual journey has been explored in a recent project called Human Henge, run by the Restoration Trust in partnership with English Heritage, Richmond Fellowship, t...

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Could you be a Butler?

Posted:
17 April 2017
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Sam Bilton
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Butlers were key members of Victorian households, often dedicating their lives to the service of their masters. Do you think you're up to the task of leading a Victorian staff? Here are some things you should know before you undertake the role. Be smart and polite A successful butler will have a...

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Who or what inspired you to love history?

Who inspired you to love history
Posted:
21 March 2017
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Clare Wilson
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Throughout March, for Women's History Month, we've been looking at pioneering women and role models from the past whose stories inspire us today. But not all inspirational figures have lived in castles, challenged the status quo, or discovered something world-changing. Some of the most inspiri...

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Meet the girl who visited every site in the Monopoly game

Monopoly girl: 14-year-old Samantha Plesinger-Davis at Kenilworth Castle.
Posted:
27 February 2017
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

Four years ago one of the English Heritage team at Wrest Park promised Samantha Plesinger-Davis tea and cake if she visited every site on our special edition Monopoly game. Ten year-old Samantha took up the challenge. This weekend she's finally passing 'Go' (and claiming her prize!) after going to...

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