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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

Wandering in Literary Hampshire

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:09 pm
From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England's past.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
Facts About the Life Of Eleanor Of Aquitaine. Biographical information, facts, and timelines of the Accomplishments of Queen Eleanor Of Aquitaine.

Henry VII

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
This Welshman founded what was, arguably, England's greatest dynasty.

The Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th Century

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
In Britain as on the Continent, the Middle Ages were a golden era of monasticism that saw the flowering of grand foundations of surpassing architectural beauty. Ironically, the dawn of the English Renaissance signaled their demise.

Oscar Wilde

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
One of the greatest wits of the Victorian age, Wilde fell victim to the harsh justice of his day.

John Logie Baird: Forgotten Pioneer of Television

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
John Logie Baird was one of several inventors in Europe and the U.S. in a neck-and-neck race to claim the title of 'first' to develop the technology to transmit and receive moving pictures, television.

John Knox: Scottish Religious Reformer

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
John Knox has been roughly handled by posterity, leaving him a reputation that some historians argue is undeserved.

Scotland's Mysterious Rosslyn Chapel

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel captivates visitors with its elaborate 15th-century stonework and its mysterious legends.

Harry Potter's Scotland

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Exploring the storied mountains and glens of the western Highlands with a 6-year-old would-be wizard.

Jack the Ripper

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
In August of 1888, London's East End witnessed the first of many gruesome murders, forever unsolved, by the madman we know as Jack the Ripper.

Bede: England's First Great Historian

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
England's first great historian composed his manuscripts in a cold, dimly lit cell in a Benedictine monastery.

The Many Shakespeares

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
Shakespeare's plays rank among the most artistic works of literature ever created, but there is much debate about who really wrote them.

Elizabeth I: The Reality Behind the Mask

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
Elizabeth I was the first English Queen to lend her name to an entire age. But in the half-century known for its pageantry and glamour, things were not always as they seemed.

Climbing Mount Everest

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
Three generations of British mountaineers committed themselves to standing where no one ever had before.

When Coal was King in Wales' Rhondda Valley

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm

The Murder of Lord Darnley

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:03 pm
Amy Robsart's demise in England was paralleled by the suspicious death of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, in the north.
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