Tagged: history

Top 5 things to do in June

Posted:
22 May 2019
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

It's all going on at our historic places this month. Feel the power of medieval sportsmanship at our live jousts and knights' tournaments, or for a more serene day out, join gardening experts for exclusive tours and demonstrations in our historic gardens. Here's our top 5 ways to explore England'...

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Top 5 things to do in May

Posted:
25 April 2019
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

Above: Soldiers taking a break from the action at Dover Castle's WWII Weekend, one of our most popular events of the year taking place this month.  May is an action-packed month at our historic places, and it can be hard to keep on top of it all. That's why we've put together this handy guide to...

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Hadrian’s Wall and the Original Night’s Watch

Hadrian's Wall
Posted:
19 March 2019
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s well known that George R R Martin drew on many aspects of British history as inspiration for the world of Game of Thrones. The immense ice wall that protects the northern border of Westeros is definitely reminiscent of a certain structure in our care. But how similar was life for the Roman so...

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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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1816: The year the sun nearly died

Giant sunspots on the surface of the Sun. ©NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
Posted:
20 December 2018
Posted By:
Dr Harry Cliff
Categories:
History Uncovered

To celebrate this year’s winter solstice, we’ve teamed up with the Science Museum to explore the ways that humans have made sense of the sun throughout history. You can learn more about the sun, by visiting the Science Museum’s latest blockbuster exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star. ...

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