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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 …

British Heritage: February 2001/March 2001 Cover Letters

Published: September 23, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE EMERALD ISLE For most of us travelling on the recent BRITISH HERITAGE/Lord Addison tour of Ireland, our visit began with our arrival in London the morning of 4th August, 2000, the Queen Mother's 100th birthday. As I waited for …

British Heritage: JUNE/JULY 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
ALL IN THE WASHINGTON FAMILY On behalf of the Washington family I want to thank you for printing the article on Washington Old Hall (December/ January 1998/1999, page 26). It was interesting to read, but I had to write to …

British Heritage: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST MILLENNIUM In 1758, Benjamin Franklin wrote in his Poor Richard's Almanac the now-familiar lines: "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe, the horse was lost; and for the …

British Heritage: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
INCENDIARY SAINT In Managing Editor Bruce Heydt's book review of The Heritage Crusade (August/ September 1999, page 57), he says the "ancient racial memories" in celebrating heritage are "incendiary." Some are. But he says that "past defeats or suffering," such …

British Heritage: DECEMBER 1999/JANUARY 2000 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
TALLY NO: THE FUTURE OF FOX HUNTING Riding to hounds started in England in about the mid 1700s and has developed into a sporting event practised nationally. It is not only very popular among the aristocracy but also has been …

British Heritage: December 2000/January 2001 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
BRITAIN AT WAR I am a Londoner born and bred now residing in Ohio and married to an Ohioan. I read with fascination the advertisement in your April/May 2000 edition for the "Britain at War: 1939-1945" tour. I would dearly …

British Heritage: FEBRUARY/MARCH 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
THE VIEW FROM CAMELOT This past September, 18 readers joined me in the West Country on the BRITISH HERITAGE 'In Quest of Camelot' tour of King Arthur's England. The lingering effects of Hurricane Danielle followed us across the Atlantic, blowing …

British Heritage: June/July 2000 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
A BLOTT ON OUR RECORD Thank you for Jean Paschke's profile of David Sucher, a fine actor with almost cult status for PBS mystery audiences as Hercule Poirot. I should like to point out, however, an oversight, or at least …

British Heritage: DECEMBER 1999/JANUARY 2000 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
ANOTHER CORNISH GEM I enjoyed "Cornwall: Land of Literary Shrines" in the December 1999/January 2000 issue (page 47). However, I was surprised that no mention was made of Eleanor Hibbert. Ms. Hibbert is a world-famous British author who has sold …

British Heritage Britain at War

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
Dear Readers,   "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" was Winston Churchill's tribute to the RAF pilots in the Battle of Britain. His words struck a resonant chord with …

British Heritage: DECEMBER/JANUARY 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
HOORAY FOR HISTORY In response to your request to hear from readers concerning coverage of British history ('Historical Spark', August/September 1998, page 4), I'd like to say that I wait with anticipation for each new issue and locate the articles …

British Heritage Celebrating Christmas

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
Dear Readers, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! The Christmas spirit has definitely taken hold here in the offices of British Heritage. The printed December/January 2000/2001 issue of the magazine has loads of Christmas-related articles, including …

British Heritage: April/May 2000 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
TITANIC RESCUERS Editor's note: We received the following letter from a generous reader, Mr. Robert Dalby. It is a copy of a letter sent to his grandmother, Mabel Dalby, by a passenger on the Cunard liner Carpathia, since famous as …

British Heritage: October/November 2000 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
WALES TALES On 24th May, I met six BRITISH HERITAGE readers and Jan Shivel, representing Lord Addison Travel, in the lounge of Blossoms Hotel in Chester in preparation for an exploration of Wales, the latest reader tour offered by BRITISH …

British Heritage: August/September 2000 Letters

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
WELCOME TO WARTIME BRITAIN Each of the first two issues of our special series, "Britain's Historic Landscape"–Ancient Britain (March 1998) and The Age of Arthur (March 1999)–contained surveys inviting readers to let us know what other historic periods they'd …
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