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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


Onward Christian Soldiers: The Story of the Salvation Army

Siân Ellis | Published: November 08, 2006 at 1:31 pm
Long recognized as one of the most efficient and effective private charitable organizations in the world, the Salvation Army works in 109 countries and 175 languages across the globe.

Letter from November 2006 British Heritage Magazine

Published: October 04, 2006 at 11:28 am
Anglophiles from Jupiter to Juneau Welcome to British Heritage. Whether you are a new reader or a faithful subscriber of many years, it is a pleasure to number you with us. Every couple of months, British Heritage comes through …

Bartholomew Gosnold: The Man Who Was Responsible for England's Settling the New World

Dana Huntley | Published: October 04, 2006 at 11:07 am
The vision, enthusiasm and organization of Bartholomew Gosnold, of Otley, Suffolk, resulted in the Virginia Company and the settlement of Jamestown now 400 years ago.

Letter From September 2006 British Heritage Magazine

Published: July 29, 2006 at 5:49 pm
Through Villages and Farmyards You can't help noticing that British Heritage has a bit of a different look. The Weider publishing team has brought new creative energy to the History Group, and given art director Mike Caplanis and me opportunity …

British Textiles Clothe the World

Published: July 29, 2006 at 5:47 pm
How did Britain come to dominate the global production of cloth?By Claire Hopley

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.
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