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    The best of historic Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in Europe – and well, you don’t get a reputation like that unless you have a long and diverse history. Wherever you look in Scotland’s capital, you are surrounded with gothic style architecture, cobbled streets and reminders of the city’s past, from industrial railway arches to Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood.

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    In history

    Historic October

    We look into all the historic events that took place in October throughout the years.

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    In history

    Celebrate Britain’s female scientists this Ada Lovelace Day

    12th October is Ada Lovelace Day and is a time for recognising the amazing contributions that women have made to science throughout the years.  It is an international celebration of achievements made by female scientists and aims to increase the profile of women working in these careers, but who was Ada Lovelace and why is she so important to the world of science?

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    In history

    30 things you might not know about Britain

    Britain has a hugely rich and diverse history full of fascinating things to learn. We’ve compiled a list of 30 things you might not know about Great Britain – how many of these did you already know?

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    In history

    A brief history of William I | Monarch of the Month

    Over a span of 1200 years, there have been over 50 monarchs of England. Today we are going to look at one of the most influential early monarchs, William the Duke of Normandy, who you might know as William the Conqueror or William I.

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    In history

    Learn about Britain’s pirates this Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Every year on 19th September, people around the world celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day and as Britain, particularly the south west coast, has a long history with piracy, we thought we’d introduce you to some of Britain’s most well known pirates and some of the UK’s history with the movement.

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    Britain’s foodie heritage

    If you’re taking part in any of the Heritage Open Days that are taking place across England this year, you’ll have noticed that the theme is Edible England and there is a real focus on heritage means of food and drink production as well as local delicacies. To get you in the spirit of the event and to tempt your tastebuds, here are a few of the nation’s heritage dishes for you to discover!

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