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  • History of Pride Month

    History of Pride Month

    June marks Pride Month – a time where we can celebrate LGBTQA+ achievements and their history. Now we’re in June, we thought we would highlight the history of Pride and some of the achievements of the LGBTQA+ community throughout British history.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • image shows a dog winning an award
    In history

    The history of dog ownership

    As this month marks the anniversary of the first ever Crufts and as it is believed that one in every four households in Britain has a dog, including our own Mrs Hudson, we thought we’d take a brief look at the history of how the dog became man’s best friend.

  • Happy St David’s Day
    In Eventshistory

    Happy St David’s Day

    1st March marks St David’s Day – an important date in the Welsh calendar. Here at Visit Heritage, we’re celebrating by telling you a couple of facts about Britain’s only native-born patron saint.

  • The UK’s most eccentric traditions

    The UK’s most eccentric traditions

    Everyone knows that us Brits are charmingly eccentric and our traditional events are no different. Yes, we have all the regular festivals that you might expect, but there are a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

  • History of St Valentine’s Day

    History of St Valentine’s Day

    All across the world on 14th February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day – a day where we celebrate the loved ones in our lives – but where did the tradition come from and how did it become such a staple part of our calendar?

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