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  1. Amazing Architecture and Historic Monuments
    From mysterious stone circles to the iconic Tudor buildings and architecture inspired by world wide trends, there is some amazing architecture throughout the UK.
  2. Blue Plaques
    One way to find out more about Britain’s heritage is to keep your eyes peeled for Blue Plaques that can be seen dotted around cities and towns across the country.
  3. Commonwealth
    Men and women of Commonwealth forces who fought in the first and second world wars have their names and stories commemorated across the UK at Commonwealth Grave sites.
  4. Literary Heritage
    Whether you are someone that likes to occasionally flick through a Philippa Gregory and imagine yourselves in Tudor garb roaming the halls of Hampton Court or whether you are a bibliophile with an extensive list of literary places to visit, you’ll find lots of heritage attractions with literary connections here in Britain.
  5. Maritime History
    Being an island, it’s hardly surprising that much of Britain’s history involves the surrounding oceans. The country’s maritime history is one of the most fascinating in Europe.
  6. Royal History
    One of the biggest draws for travellers to the UK is the royal family. Love them, hate them or indifferent to them, the Royal Family are an important part of Britain’s heritage.
  7. Women's History
    The contribution of women in society has often been downplayed or ignored throughout history because of a lack of social status, confinement to the home and the idea that women are lesser than men.
  8. Britain's LGBTQA+ history
    Everywhere you look in Britain, you’ll find evidence of our long and diverse history and despite being frowned upon at various points in time, queer history is as much a part of Britain as any other.
  9. Britain at War
    Figures like Churchill and Lord Kitchener are synonymous with Britain’s history and involvement in the two World Wars, but what was it like to live in Britain during wartime?
  10. Britain's Black History
    Black and non white history is a vital part of Britain’s story, as there is evidence of Black and other non white cultures being in Britain from before even the Roman empire.
  11. Evolution of British politics
    The Palace of Westminster, which holds the House of Parliament and is easily recognisable by the large clock face on the side of the building, has been the centre of political power in Britain for over 900 years.
  12. Mrs Hudson Says...
    Every month, Mrs Hudson, along with her three children and Dinky the Irish Wolfhound investigate the best family and dog friendly heritage attractions that the UK has to offer.

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