Things to do in June

Posted:
31 May 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

It's a great time of year for our historic gardens, which are blooming with vibrant colours. Take a guided tour through them with our expert horticulturalists to enjoy the seasonal scents and learn about unusual historical species. It's also Father's Day on 17 June, so we've got all you need to give...

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The Origins of the Wedding Cake

Posted:
1 May 2018
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
History Uncovered

The wedding cake is an essential part of most English nuptial feasts, but it has had many different guises over the centuries. The earliest examples, including the 'bride pye', were rather less sweet and often included some gruesome surprises. Food historian Sam Bilton explores the origins of this s...

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