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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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    In Eventshistory

    Lambeth Heritage Festival

    Between 1st and 5th September, Lambeth Heritage Festival will be taking place with over 50 events to showcase the diverse history and heritage of the area and its residents.

  • Historic September
    In history

    Historic September

    As September is the month of Heritage Open Days, we thought we’d take a look at some of the other important moments that took place through out history during the month of September.

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    The UK’s literary hotspots

    Forget finding a beach read for this summer, instead why not explore some of the UK’s biggest literary hotspots and find beloved characters and new favourites along the way?

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    In history

    August through history

    What happened this month in years gone by? Take a look at these historic events that took place during the month of August.

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    In history

    Monarch of the Month | England’s early kings

    Over a 1200 year span, there have been over 50 monarchs of England, the earliest of which were the Saxon kings who ruled what was then known as Wessex and Mercia. Today we’re going to take a look at our earliest monarchs dating before the Battle of Hastings.

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    Things to do this Heritage Open Day in Norfolk

    Heritage Open Days are an annual celebration of history and culture which aims to bring together local people every September to find out more about their local heritage. It is a wonderful opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences. This year’s Heritage Open Days start on 10th until 19th September.

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