Things to do in August

Posted:
12 July 2018
Posted By:
English Heritage
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Things To Do

Build the ultimate sandcastle, meet Roman soldiers and experience the thrill of the joust this August. It's one of our busiest months for events, with something to see and do every day, wherever you are. Get started with our summer calendar which has inspiration for days out in history every day ...

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Five fantasy castles and their real life counterparts

Posted:
5 July 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
History Uncovered

Castles have long been a cornerstone in the world of fantasy storytelling across literature, TV, film and gaming. While the fortresses described in fiction are often exaggerated, many have parallels with the elaborate style and tactical design of real castles. Here we examine some of the most famous...

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VIDEO: How to Make Trifle – The Victorian Way

Mrs Crocombe putting the final touches on her trifle
Posted:
29 June 2018
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English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Our favourite Victorian Masterchef is back with a new lesson in 19th-century cooking. Watch the cook at Audley End House, Mrs Crocombe, prepare a trifle for Lord and Lady Braybrooke. Trifles are still remarkably popular today, regularly appearing on dessert menus across the country. They have be...

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Things to do in July

Roman soldier in armour helmet
Posted:
29 June 2018
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English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

July is named after Julius Caesar – significant in the rise of the Roman Empire – who was born on 12 or 13 July in the year 100 BC. So it's fitting that we invite you to witness Roman soldiers clashing in battle amid the impressive landscapes of Hadrian's Wall country this month. You can a...

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Neolithic food miles: travelling to Stonehenge

Reconstruction drawing of part of the settlement at Durrington Walls in abotu 2500 BC. © Historic England (drawing by Peter Lorimer)
Posted:
21 June 2018
Posted By:
Dr Richard Madgwick
Categories:
History Uncovered

Today, especially at the midsummer and midwinter solstices, people travel thousands of miles to gather and celebrate at Stonehenge. In the late Neolithic period it was a gathering place too: the contemporary site of Durrington Walls, which lies around 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge, played host to...

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