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Letter From British Heritage - November 2007

Published: August 24, 2007 at 3:21 pm
The Long Hot British Summer? The long, hot summer is over. After a lovely warm April, the summer fell on Great Britain with a deluge. Seemingly endless rains, often torrential, engulfed the island and caused unprecedented flooding across the country, …

The Royal Shakespeare Company: Still Playing The Part

Jennifer Dorn | Published: August 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm
All the world's a stage, and the Royal Shakespeare Company still struts upon it, keeping the works of William Shakespeare alive for modern audiences.

Margaret Thatcher: Iron Lady

Siân Ellis | Published: August 24, 2007 at 3:12 pm
Both loved and hated, Europe's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was something of a political outsider, but she reinvigorated national pride and achieved iconic status in the Conservative Party.

Table of Contents - September 2007 - British Heritage

Published: June 29, 2007 at 4:38 pm
Subscribe toBritish Heritagemagazine today! FEATURES Adventures on the Great North RoadBy Dana Huntley From London to Edinburgh the old-fashioned way. St. Fagans: Time for Welsh HistoryBy Jim Hargan Visiting one of Europe's greatest open-air museums. A …

Letter From British Heritage - September 2007

Published: June 29, 2007 at 4:27 pm
Champagne and Dover Sole Almondine for Everyone! It was the first white-tie affair of the Bush presidency. The formal state dinner at the White House capped a marvelous visit for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to these colonial …

St.Fagans: Time for Welsh History

Jim Hargan | Published: June 29, 2007 at 4:23 pm
St. Fagans National History Museum contains more than 40 historic buildings from all over Wales on its 100 acres of parkland, behind the Elizabethan manor house known as St. Fagans Castle.

Table of Contents - British Heritage - July 2007

Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:52 am
Subscribe toBritish Heritagemagazine today! FEATURES The National Eisteddfod of Wales By Siân EllisThe colorful annual festival that celebrates all things Welsh. A Letter From Glasgow By Christian Kirkpatrick Scotland's largest city exudes vigor and vibrancy. How to …

Timeline: The Abolition of the Slave Trade

Andrea Curry | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:38 am
William Wilberforce waged a long campaign to convince Britain to abolish the slave trade.

The Cornwall of Daphne du Maurier

Jean Paschke | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:36 am
Alfred Hitchcock and other film directors found inspiration in the works of author Daphne du Maurier. She found her own inspiration for "Rebecca," "The Loving Spirit," and other stories in her beloved Cornwall.

Dorchester: A Step Back

Jim Hargan | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:33 am
Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful scenery, the town of Dorchester is a pleasant step back in time.

Manchester: Queen of the North

Claire Hopley | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:31 am
The long history of Manchester, England, includes a dichotomy of music and literature contrasted with horrible working conditions in 19th-century cotton mills that exemplified free trade at its most extreme.

Timeline: The World of 1607

Dana Huntley | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:29 am
The settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, left behind an England that was experiencing political and religious changes in 1607.

Prince Charles Poundbury

Jim Hargan | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:49 pm
How the built environment can be more human for the 21st century.

The Fens: England Below Sea Level

Jim Hargan | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:29 pm
England's Fens, like the Louisiana Delta, formed over the last 10 millennia as rivers dumped sediment onto a sinking plain, forming wide marshes and creating a unique landscape and lifestyle.

Ancient Chepstow: Gateway to Wales

Dana Huntley | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:04 pm
Whoever controlled Chepstow controlled access to South Wales. Once protected by Chepstow Castle from invaders, today the town happily welcomes hoardes of tourists.

Letter from British Heritage -- January 2007

Published: November 08, 2006 at 1:33 pm
In the Midst of Winter, Joy! The days grow shorter and the relative darkness of winter makes its annual visitation upon us. 'Tis the time of year when in our northern climes "Icicles hang by the wall, and Dick the …
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