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British Heritage


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.

British Heritage


Potteries of Staffordshire

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:18 pm
One of England's most renowned industries -- pottery manufacturing -- grew in the towns that became Stoke-on-Trent.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel: British Engineer

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:17 pm
British industry could fuel the British empire when engineers like Isambard Brunel connected the modern world.

Jane Austen

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
In order to better appreciate Jane Austen's work--whether on the screen or, preferably, on the page--it helps to first understand her life and the times in which she lived.By Leigh Ann Berry

Robert Falcon Scott

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic pioneer, headed south to make sure that Britain won the race to the South Pole.By Bruce Heydt

Roger Bacon

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
A scholar-monk who envisioned an Academy of Science, Roger Bacon's ideas were far ahead of his time and ran counter to the Church's doctrine.By Dianna L. Dodson

Edith Cavell

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
A statue in St. Martin's Place, just off London's Trafalgar Square, prominently displays words spoken by Edith Cavell, a British nurse executed during the First World War: Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.By Abraham Unger, M.D.

Florence Nightingale

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
Florence Nightingale was a bright, tough, driven professional, a brilliant organizer and statistician, and one of the most influential women in 19th-century England.By Deborah Pulliam

North British Migration: From the Irish Sea to the Allegheny Mountains

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
As colonial settlement thrived on the Atlantic seaboard, word spread through Britain that in the piedmont and mountains beyond the coast there was land for the taking. From the border counties of England and Scotland, and the Scots-Irish province of Ulster, they came to Appalachia.By Claire Hopley

The Quaker Migration: Friends Find Peace in Pennsylvania

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:12 pm
When the Restoration Parliament enacted the Clarendon Code, its restrictive provisions effectively criminalized the practice of the nonconformist church. In search of tolerance for themselves and others, through the late 1600s thousands of Quakers found a new life in the Delaware Valley.

Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
This 1805 victory at sea against the Franco-Spanish fleet immortalized Lord Nelson and changed the course of world history.

England's Trent Valley: The Land of the Pilgrim Fathers

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
Before America became the 'land of the Pilgrims' pride,' the Puritan emigrants called England's Trent Valley home. In this green and pleasant land, they attended their Non-Conformist churches, defied religious authorities, suffered imprisonment, and finally embarked on their journey to the New World.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Case of George Edalji

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
Sherlock Holmes' creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, tried to help clear the name of a man who was unjustly resented by his community.

William Kidd's Last Voyage

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
In the closing days of the 17th century, honest, peace-loving folk in both England and its North American colonies feared, above all, the French, divine judgment, and William Kidd.

Anthony Ashley-Cooper: Victorian Social Reformer

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:10 pm
The Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury's crusades against poverty, abusive child labour, and a lack of educational opportunities made him Britain's foremost Victorian social reformer.

The Puritan Migration: Albion's Seed Sets Sail

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:10 pm
As tensions between Parliament and the Crown heated toward what became the English Civil War, dissenting Puritans in the Eastern Counties sought refuge from economic hardship and religious persecution. To the shores of Massachusetts Bay they brought their spiritual ideals and way of life.

Owain Glyndwr's Fight for Wales

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:10 pm
Prince Owain Glyndwr led a successful people's rebellion against England's iron-fisted rule in the early 15th century and arguably became the most famous and highly reguarded figure in Welsh history.
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