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British Heritage: February 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
HOVINGHAM HALL Hovingham is an attractive, unspoiled 18th-century village in North Yorkshire, England, where the Duchess of Kent was born and brought up. It is certainly familiar to a number of Americans, many of whom visit nearby Castle Howard where …

British Heritage: August/September 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
'HUMANUM EST ERRARE' In your position as editors you must be more aware than most of the truth of the old adage 'to err is human'. It is most unfortunate that this tag more than once has been demonstrated in …

British Heritage: May 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
SOCIAL DEGRADATION Your letter from the editor (December/ January 1997/1998, page 7) left me with a feeling of deep disappointment. For a tabloid, to support social degradation is the norm. From British Heritage, I expected more. To say that the …

British Heritage: March 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
NOTE TO READERS Post-Roman Britain was a time of far-reaching change, even if the scarcity of records dating from this period make it truly a Dark Age. Throughout the next several centuries after the Roman withdrawal, the framework of modern …

British Heritage: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
CONGRATULATIONS to winners of our 1998 Win a Trip to Britain contest. We are pleased to announce that our Grand Prize winner was Gayle Meier of Atlanta, Georgia, who wins a place on the 1998 BRITISH HERITAGE/Lord Addison Travel Ltd. …

British Heritage: June/July 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
ARTHUR, ARTHUR EVERYWHERE Your March issue on the Age of Arthur had an excellent topic but a poor rendition. Looking for Arthur at Tintagel or Glastonbury is a futile exercise, as you allude to in the Letter-Box. I believe the …

British Heritage: June/July 1997 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
WAS THAT A FACT? It is difficult for me to accept your statement (February 1997, page 71) that the historical inaccuracies in the Disney film Pocahontas may be less due to modern creative license than to generations of faulty history. …

British Heritage: September 1996 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
HILL TOP FARMHOUSE I particularly enjoyed your article 'Loneliness and Liberty' (April/May 1996, page 18) about the Brontë sisters at Haworth. I also live in the San Diego, California area where the author Karen Kenyon resides, and the Haworth-Osenhope-Stanbury area …

British Heritage: May 1997 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
BRUCE DNA EVIDENCE The 'Is That A Fact?' department (December/January 1996/1997, page 70) states 'There is no way to prove that theheart [found under the Melrose Abbey chapter house] belonged to Bruce.' That is not a fact. DNA analysis coulddemonstrate …

British Heritage: October/November 1997 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
IN PRAISE OF ADVERTISERS I have never written to a magazine to compliment them on their advertisers before, but there is a first time for everything. I started buying your magazine several years ago, always enjoying the articles and lively …

British Heritage: December/January 1996/1997 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
MAID OF KENT I was very interested in Robert Flower of Washington, whose letter on Dunkirk (February/March 1996, page 6) bought backmany memories. I am a 'maid of Kent,' born in Broadstairs in 1920. Robert, I'm sure, is a 'man …

British Heritage: February 1997 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
Dear Readers, The next British Heritage magazine tour is called The World of Wessex (details in print edition). This transports you to places mentioned on our pages and is paced for discovery, with no gruelling coach rides along the motorway …

British Heritage: August/September 1997 Letters

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
THIRKELL SOCIETY I enjoyed very much the review of Angela Thirkell's Peace Breaks Out (June/July, page 66). Perhaps your readers would be interested to know that there is an Angela Thirkell Society–the main society is in Great Britain but there …

British Heritage: From the Editor

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
From the EditorBritish Heritage ENGLISH HERITAGEMany of the sites mentioned throughout this issue are maintained by English Heritage, the leading U.K. conservation organization. In all, English Heritage preserves some 400 properties, and makes them accessible to visitors. Members, including …

British Heritage: From the Editor

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
From the EditorBritish Heritage NOTE TO READERS: Welcome to Ancient Britain. Before we begin our tour, a few words of explanation may be helpful. The prehistory of Britain spans the period from some undetermined date in the remote past …

British Heritage and the Year 2000

Published: September 23, 1997 at 1:01 am
It is never too early to talk about the millennium, if you are an historian, and never too late to talk about the "face" of London, if you care about this historic city. Already, controversy has arisen over what London …
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