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  • Remembering Britain’s forgotten holiday

    Remembering Britain’s forgotten holiday

    You might have noticed that May only has one bank holiday this year thanks to the extra bank holidays we get for the Platinum Jubilee, but did you know that May used to have a national holiday on 29th? This holiday was known as oak Apple Day and at one time, it was one of the most important holidays of the year. So, what happened?

  • Celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II

    Celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II

    This year the whole of Britain is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee – not only is this an amazing achievement for Her Majesty reaching such a milestone, but she is also the first British monarch to have done so!  

  • Anne Boleyn: Britain’s most divisive queen
    In history

    Anne Boleyn: Britain’s most divisive queen

    Anne Boleyn is probably one of the most divisive female figures in history. As the second wife of Henry VIII she is credited with influencing the reformation and the dissolution of the monasteries and for the ensuing religious chaos which lasted years after her death and of course, she is the mother of one of the world’s best loved queens.

  • Celebrate World Topiary Day at Elton Hall

    Celebrate World Topiary Day at Elton Hall

    The second ever World Topiary Day is fast approaching, this year falling on 12th May. Launched in 2021 by Levens Hall, home to the world’s oldest Topiary Garden and EBTS UK, the day is a celebration of the timeless art of clipping and shaping trees.

  • image shows a sketch of shakespeare
    In history

    Facts about Shakespeare

    Aside from being St George’s Day and World Book Day, 23rd April is also the birth (and death) day of William Shakespeare, perhaps one of Britain’s greatest playwrights, so to celebrate his legacy, here’s everything you need to know about William Shakespeare.

  • Image shows a family at easter

    British Easter traditions

    As Easter creeps nearer, you might wonder why we, as a nation, do some of the things we do. There are a host of British traditions that take place at Easter, so here are some of them and why we do them.

  • image shows text saying famous last words
    In history

    Famous Last Words

    As one season ends and another begins, we thought we would look at some of the supposed last words that are attributed to notable figures throughout history and maybe even dispel a few myths at the same time.

  • image shows person dressed like the characters in peaky blinders

    The true story of the Peaky Blinders

    Now that the final series of Peaky Blinders is out in the world, we thought we’d investigate the true stories of the real-life Birmingham gang that lent their name to the hit show. You might not know this, but the Peaky Blinders were a real-life gang and show creator, Steven Knight, has even talked about his own family connections to England’s criminal underworld and how this inspired him to create the Shelbys and their various misdeeds.

  • Are you ready for English Tourism Week
    In News

    Are you ready for English Tourism Week

    English Tourism Week is back for 2022 and kicks off on 18th March! The annual campaign celebrates the diverse and vibrant tourism industry across England and gives holiday makers and industry professions the chance to raise awareness of English destinations.

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