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Travel, history & contemporary life in England, Scotland and Wales. British Heritage is the magazine of travel and life in England, Scotland and Wales, written for those who love Britain. This is a must-read for serious Anglophiles who want to know their way around Britain’s history and landscapes.

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Lost City of the Legion: Caerleon

Dana Huntley | Published: March 31, 2014 at 11:19 am
by Dana Huntley

Richard III in Yorkshire

Dana Huntley | Published: November 05, 2013 at 2:13 pm
Every morning, grooms and riders lead race horses through Middleham's market square on their way to exercise on the moors. 'Much of the castle still stands, on high ground, its ramparts overlooking the gentle bare hills and valleys of Wensleydale'…

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, Gives Birth to a Boy

HistoryNet | Published: July 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm
The wait for "birth-watchers" is over. The BBC reports that at 16:24 BST, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy. The child's name has not yet been released to the public. Click here to read the …

Discovery: The Bones of King Richard III

Dana Huntley | Published: May 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm
The outlined bones of King Richard III lie in the exploratory trench in a Leicester car park. The severe curvature of the spine provided the "ah ha" moment for osteologist Jo Appleby who uncovered the bones. It was the head …

Whatever Happened to the Beers of Burton?

Jim Hargan | Published: January 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm
The great Bass plant of Burton now brews Coors, and other long-familiar names Burton's distinctive water still produces some of England's best beer. For more than two centuries, "Burton" meant "beer" in the United Kingdom just like "Hollywood" meant "movies" …

Murder Most Midsomer: How Life and Art Flow Together in the Market Town of Wallingford

Dana Huntley | Published: January 30, 2013 at 10:00 am
Wallingford is a quiet riverside town on the Thames, with its violent history remembered as part of the distant past. It's a picturesque backdrop for good old-fashioned murder Sitting on the south side of the River Thames a dozen miles …

Follow the Trail of the Buds of May

Dana Huntley | Published: December 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Still darling after all these years. "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And summer's lease hath all too short a date." -William Shakespeare It is a classic motif of English literature dating back to before Shakespeare: the …

Downton Abbey: Why we love it— and where it went

Editor Dana Huntley | Published: August 14, 2012 at 10:59 am
All the world loves Downton Abbey.

The Olympics of Much Wenlock: How the modern games were inspired in the Shropshire Hills

Published: March 30, 2012 at 10:38 am
Where the modern Olympic games got their flame.

Westminster Confession: The Working Life of an MP

Dana Huntley | Published: January 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Rhythms of working in Westminster.

Newark at the Crossroad

Published: January 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm
A look at the historic market town with it's local MP.

Weaving Life at Quarry Bank Mill

Dana Huntley | Published: November 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm
It's hard to believe that for the workers and their families of Georgian England, however, the mills meant a way of life far superior to that available to agricultural laborers, crofters and the subsistence farming of the time.

At Home with the Wesleys

Dana Huntley | Published: November 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Often it feels as if history is the monopoly of politicians, monarchs and military men. Understandably enough, they do seem to get the headlines. In truth, we know that the larger tides that change social and intellectual history sometimes swell from quieter waters.

The King James Bible: Still The Word After 400 Years

Siân Ellis | Published: June 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm
n the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, King James received the petitions of the Puritans in January 1604. Though he completely rejected their requests, he authorized what would become known as the King James Bible.

British Heritage Editor Discusses Royal Wedding on Fox

Published: April 29, 2011 at 7:56 am
Dr. Huntley discusses the upcoming wedding and the impact it will have on the future of the Royal Family.

From a Dock to a Wharf: A Walk in East London

Staff | Published: March 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm
A three-mile stroll from St. Katharine Dock to Canary Wharf takes in some unexpected delights as the history of the East End is laid out along the Thames
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