In search of Queen Victoria’s favourite flower

Detail from portait of Victoria reduced copy by W. Warman, after Thomas Sully watercolour, (1838) © National Portrait Gallery, London
Posted:
18 January 2017
Posted By:
Toby Beasley
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

As Head Gardener at Osborne I’m often looking for period plants (ones which were available before Queen Victoria’s death in 1901) or specific varieties from the archives. I had a vague memory that one of Queen Victoria’s favourite flowers was the violet, so I decided to do some research. Ag...

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6 stories that we can’t wait to tell you in 2017

Stonehenge sunrise
Posted:
17 January 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

We have lots of exciting plans to share with you in 2017. Before we get started though, we would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the UK Blog Awards 2017. We're through to the finals in the Arts & Culture and Travel categories! Hopefully sharing the news of a win will be one of the...

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5 Historic Places You Can See on Screen

Camera crew at Goodrich Castle in 2009
Posted:
12 January 2017
Posted By:
Gareth Clifford
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

England is full of striking historic places, from imposing castles and prehistoric monuments, to elegant stately homes. They all have their own stories to tell, but sometimes it’s not just tales of historic events. Many of the sites in our care also double as fictional locations or star as themsel...

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7 reasons to volunteer with English Heritage in 2017

Posted:
29 December 2016
Posted By:
Anne Robinson
Categories:
Your Stories

Every day, hundreds of people up and down the country help us to tell the story of England. Our volunteers plant bulbs in formal gardens, run craft workshops for families, answer questions from curious visitors, help research the history of our sites - and much more besides. With 2017 just aroun...

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