Memento mori: let’s talk about death

Posted:
19 October 2018
Posted By:
Michael Carter
Categories:
History Uncovered

Let’s be honest, most of us, even at Halloween, would rather not think about the reality of our own mortality. But for our medieval ancestors the prospect of death was a feature of their daily lives. Epidemic disease, poor nutrition, famine, basic medical care, inadequate housing and appallingly ...

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Things to do in October

Posted:
28 September 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

Autumn is here and we've enjoyed an action-packed summer here at English Heritage. But as we move into the new season, the fun and discovery continues. Our popular Halloween events get underway towards the end of the month, with frights and horrors waiting at historic houses, castles and abbeys from...

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What did Neolithic people drink at feasts?

Barley, which may have been used in the Neolithic period to make ale
Posted:
6 September 2018
Posted By:
Merryn Dineley
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s traditional to have an alcoholic drink at a celebration or a feast. There’s a wide variety to choose from today. But what did they drink 4500 years ago at feasts at Durrington Walls and other Neolithic ceremonial centres? Were they drinking alcohol? If so, what were the ingredients, and how...

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Things to do in September

Posted:
21 August 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

Autumn may be just around the corner, but summer still has plenty to give at our historic places throughout September. Our programme of events is in full swing, with something for all ages wherever you are in England. Plus there's guides to summer walks, a chance to build the ultimate castle in Mine...

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