Five grand garden parties from history

Wedding party in front of Belsay Castle, 1905Reproduced with permission of Northumberland Archives, NRO 01542/47.
Posted:
3 December 2018
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
History Uncovered, Uncategorized

Gardens have always been places for entertaining. The courtyards of Roman villas were used for socialising, eating and relaxing. The Tudors staged pageants and theatrical performances in their gardens. Middle class Georgians flocked to pleasure gardens, and in the age of the country house the upper ...

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Things to do in December

Posted:
27 November 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

The festive season is here and our historic places are alive with carols, crafts and Christmas cheer. Enjoy a traditional carol concert at Rievaulx Abbey, experience Christmas on the home front at Dover Castle and meet Father Christmas himself at historic places all over England. We've even taken...

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Things To Do in November

Posted:
25 October 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

As the crisp autumn weather arrives and leaves crunch underfoot, it's a great time of year to get out there and explore England's history. As we count down the days to the Christmas season, stand in the places where history happened. Whether you'd like to take a moment to reflect,  or simply wander...

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7 ‘magic potions’ grown by medieval monks

Posted:
22 October 2018
Posted By:
Dr Michael Klemperer
Categories:
History Uncovered

Step aside Harry Potter – our monks' garden at Mount Grace Priory is like a real-life version of a Hogwarts herbology classroom. Our gardeners have been busy planting herbs and flowers that the Carthusian monks could have grown here in the 15th century. But you can't buy these herbs in the supe...

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