Visit Heritage Blog (December 2021) - Visit Heritage

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    The history of British Theatre

    This time of year is famous for pantomimes and performances of the Nutcracker, so we thought we would take a dive into the history of British theatre, which has been a staple in entertainment since the medieval era.

  • History of New Year’s Resolutions
    In history

    History of New Year’s Resolutions

    Every January we’re encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution and see how long we can stick to it – but have you ever wondered where this tradition came from? Here’s a brief history of New Year’s Resolutions.

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    In history

    Profile: Who was Benjamin Disraeli?

    This December marks the 217th birthday of Benjamin Disraeli one of the most fascinating people to hold the office of prime minister. To mark the occasion, let’s look at the life and times of Queen Victoria’s favourite PM.

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    In history

    Where did our favourite Christmas traditions come from

    Whether its eating mince pies, hanging mistletoe or putting up a Christmas tree, the things we’re used to doing each year all have an origin in history, so we thought we’d explore some of them in the lead up to the festive season.

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