Dragons and their Origins

Smaug © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - New Line Cinema - WingNut Films | The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, 2013
Posted:
15 March 2019
Posted By:
Carolyne Larrington
Categories:
History Uncovered

Where did the dragon myth originate, and why are dragon stories so widespread across at least two continents? Carolyne Larrington, Professor of medieval European literature at the University of Oxford, investigates. Dragons feature in legend and folklore all across Britain, as well as Europe...

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Where Do Myths, Legends and Folktales Come From?

Posted:
15 March 2019
Posted By:
Carolyne Larrington
Categories:
History Uncovered

Myths, legends and folktales are well established in the fabric of English culture. But where do these often fantastical stories come from? Carolyne Larrington, Professor of medieval European literature at the University of Oxford, examines the origins of these stories, from dragons, kelpies and hob...

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Things to do in March

Audley End House
Posted:
25 February 2019
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

As winter draws to a close and we prepare to welcome in the spring, many of our sites are opening for the 2019 season. March is the perfect time to get outside and explore our beautiful historic gardens, located in the grounds of spectacular stately homes. Plus, plan the perfect day out with Mum thi...

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Stonehenge in the 21st century: the story so far

The 2013 Stonehenge visitor centre
Posted:
29 January 2019
Posted By:
Amanda Chadburn
Categories:
History Uncovered

The early 21st century was an immensely exciting period of archaeological discovery within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. These years also saw the long-awaited opening of a new visitor centre. In the last of our blogs charting 100 years of care since Stonehenge came into public ownership, Am...

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