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Letter From British Heritage – November 2007

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...
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Margaret Thatcher: Iron Lady

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.
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Letter From British Heritage – September 2007

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...
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St.Fagans: Time for Welsh History

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.
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The Cornwall of Daphne du Maurier

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.
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Dorchester: A Step Back

Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful scenery, the town of Dorchester is a pleasant step back in time.
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Manchester: Queen of the North

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.
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Timeline: The World of 1607

The settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, left behind an England that was experiencing political and religious changes in 1607.
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The Fens: England Below Sea Level

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.
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Ancient Chepstow: Gateway to Wales

Whoever controlled Chepstow controlled access to South Wales. Once protected by Chepstow Castle from invaders, today the town happily welcomes hoardes of tourists.
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Letter from British Heritage — January 2007

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...