Tagged: history

How to build the perfect sandcastle in 9 steps

A family build a sandcastle on the beach
Posted:
13 July 2018
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
Things To Do

Historically, building a castle could take many long years of hard labour and money - not to mention the tons of materials needed for construction. It was not an easy feat for even the most skilled builders who worked tirelessly to create some of England's most loved castles. Today English Herita...

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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
Posted By:
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 May

Posted:
24 April 2018
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

With two bank holiday weekends and the half term break this month, we've got lots of historical inspiration for all ages. Our historic gardens are transforming as spring comes to a close and the summer season begins. We're also continuing our celebration of Stonehenge being gifted to the nation, and...

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