Why do we have Easter eggs?

Pace eggs - traditional Easter eggs. Sam Bilton
Posted:
6 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that hav...

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Things to do in April

Posted:
31 March 2017
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

Spring has most definitely sprung. Our castles, abbeys and houses are opening up for the summer season and our gardens are bursting into bloom. Now is the perfect time to spend a day out where history happened. Here are our highlights and top picks for April. Did you know? April has been a ...

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To Conserve or Restore, that is the question…

Brodworth Hall in the 1990s (left © John Critchley, right © Historic England Archive)
Posted:
28 March 2017
Posted By:
Bethany L Ronksley
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

If you visit Brodsworth Hall and Gardens today you will see beautifully manicured pleasure gardens and a lovingly preserved country house. But this was not always the case. When we first took over the care of this historic place, we faced a quandary.  Brodsworth Hall and Gardens in South York...

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Who or what inspired you to love history?

Who inspired you to love history
Posted:
21 March 2017
Posted By:
Clare Wilson
Categories:
Your Stories

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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Here’s how you can see your own halo at Rievaulx Abbey

An artists impression of Brocken Spectre
Posted:
17 March 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Throughout history a halo has symbolised sainthood, but what if you could see a version around your own head? Through a new light installation, artist Charles Monkhouse has devised a way to do just that. He will replicate Brocken Spectre, a naturally occurring phenomenon considered to be the origi...

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