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

Stonehenge
Posted:
19 April 2017
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

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
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
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Your Stories

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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How do you look after Roman treasures?

Stone relief of the Roman goddess Sol
Posted:
13 April 2017
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English Heritage
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Behind the Scenes

We go behind the scenes with English Heritage Conservator Leesa Vere-Stevens as a new exhibition and redevelopment project get underway at Hadrian's Wall. She tells us how she’s helping to redisplay the world-famous collections at Corbridge Roman Town  – and why chiselling and forklift truck d...

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How to garden like a medieval monk

Mount Grace Priory - reconstruction drawing by Judith Dobie of the priory in the early 16th century where the monks would have lived
Posted:
7 April 2017
Posted By:
Dr Michael Klemperer
Categories:
History Uncovered

Being a monk is a commitment for life - and during the medieval period it certainly wasn't an easy calling. As all monks took vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability (for example, not to leave the cloister), this naturally impacted their daily lives. But a lesser known fact is how ...

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