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  • Enjoy some historical fiction this year

    Enjoy some historical fiction this year

    Bibliophiles will already be aware that 23rd April is not only St George’s Day but is also Shakespeare’s birthday (and death day!). With this in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the historical fiction coming to shelves near you this year – how many of these will be making an appearance on your TBRs?

  • World Heritage Day celebrations in Bath
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    World Heritage Day celebrations in Bath

    Celebrate World Heritage Day in Bath with free walks, talks and activities for all. This year’s World Heritage Day event will take place at the Guildhall on Sunday 21 April, and will focus on Bath’s landscape setting – one of the key reasons why Bath is a World Heritage Site.

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    Dog friendly heritage attractions

    Are you caught up with the adventures of the Hudsons and their dog Dinky? If you’ve been keeping up with what they’re doing this year in their quest to visit as many heritage attractions as possible, you might have noticed that their dog Dinky has been coming along on several of their days out. 

  • One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

    One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

    They’re one of the best loved Easter treats but where did the idea of hot cross buns come from? Did you know they were once banned? Or that it is believed that they were invented by a monk? Well, we’re here to tell you the history of hot cross buns and how to make your own this Easter.

  • Worst relationships in history

    History's worst love stories

    With Valentine’s Day having roots in Pagan tradition and with the day’s celebration of romance dating back to the Roman era, there are thousands of years of romance to explore throughout history.

  • women's blue plaque english heritage
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    New blue plaques are coming!

    For the first time in the history of the London Blue Plaque Scheme, more plaques will be unveiled to individual women in 2024 than any previous year in its 150 year history.

  • Facts about Winston Churchill

    Facts about Winston Churchill

    January marks the anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, he lived to the age of 90, so managed to squeeze a lot in and was instrumental in keeping morale high during WWII, so test your knowledge of Britain’s most famous prime minster with these facts.

  • Ten famous Scots through history

    Ten famous Scots through history

    As part of our Burns Night celebrations, a traditional Scottish holiday to mark the life of Robert Burns, the author and poet behind Auld Lang Syne. It’s a day that is all about Scottish culture and traditions, full of haggis, neeps, tatties and traditional music and dress.

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