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British Heritage Travel British Heritage travel is the anglophile guide to British travel, culture and history. We cover everything from modern Britain to the history that made us what we are
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"Love is in the air!..." ❤️🇬🇧😍  Do you have a favorite British couple?
02/14/2020
Our favorite British couples for Valentine's Day

"Love is in the air!..." ❤️🇬🇧😍 Do you have a favorite British couple?

Here at BHT we love to celebrate romance, so we thought we would take a look at some of our favorite loved up Britons. Britain has produced some of the most famous romances of all time, here's our picks.

What a story!
02/14/2020
The history of the Irish Crown Jewels

What a story!

We're all familiar with the story of Thomas Blood and his attempt to steal the crown jewels, but did you know that the stolen jewels aren't the only connection between Ireland and the crown jewels? The story of the Irish crown jewels - In 1154 the one and only Englishman to become Pope, Nicholas Bre...

🇬🇧 Love is in the air 🇬🇧
02/14/2020

🇬🇧 Love is in the air 🇬🇧

Happy Valentine's Day folks ❤️
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day folks ❤️

Kate is often referred to as middle-class, but is it true?
02/14/2020
The myth of middle-class Kate Middleton

Kate is often referred to as middle-class, but is it true?

Kate Middleton is often believed to be one of the few middle-class people to ever join the Royal Family. Let us take a look and see if that really is the case. In 2007, as speculation mounted (prematurely, as it transpired), that Prince William would propose to his long-term girlfriend, Catherine Mi...

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02/14/2020
The Queen travels with her own blood

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And no, it's not a full mourning suit! Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most well-travelled heads of state in the world, having travelled constantly since she became queen in 1952. But did you know that she always travels with a bag of her own blood? And so too do Prince Charles and Prince William?

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's our favorite British couples!
02/14/2020
Our favorite British couples for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's our favorite British couples!

Here at BHT we love to celebrate romance, so we thought we would take a look at some of our favorite loved up Britons. Britain has produced some of the most famous romances of all time, here's our picks.

What a story!
02/14/2020
The gilded cages of Mary Queen of Scots

What a story!

If you know the story of Mary Queen of Scots you'll know that a visit a Borthwick Castle is essential. But make the most of your journey by also visiting Carlisle Castle, Wingfield Manor, Hardwick Hall, and Chatsworth House, all haunted by the memory of a queen whose beauty inspired great men,...

As it's Valentine's Day, lets have a look at one of the most romantic British stories you will ever come across.
02/14/2020
Love on the run - the history Gretna Green

As it's Valentine's Day, lets have a look at one of the most romantic British stories you will ever come across.

For 265 years Gretna Green in Dumfries and Galloway - not to be confused with the nearby village of Gretna - has been welcoming couples looking to marry. Initially, that was due to differences between Scots and English Law but, although that has changed, stories of love, romance, and instances of sc...

Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable writers of all time, so here are his most famous quotes as declared throughout h...
02/14/2020
The life of Oscar Wilde in his own words

Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable writers of all time, so here are his most famous quotes as declared throughout his life and works.

Oscar Wilde rose to become the toast of London appreciated not only for his plays, Lady Windemere's Fan, The Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, and his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, but for his grace, wit, and charm. And then at the height of his success, his star fell...

Harry and Meghan have made some big changes in Buckingham Palace. What do you make of this?
02/14/2020
Harry and Meghan have made some more changes

Harry and Meghan have made some big changes in Buckingham Palace. What do you make of this?

Harry and Meghan have made some changes to their office in Buckingham Palace

Mood.
02/13/2020

Mood.

Caption this.
02/13/2020

Caption this.

We love this story! How much do you know about the fire of London?
02/13/2020
The Great Fire Of London - Over 350 Years Later

We love this story! How much do you know about the fire of London?

We all know the damage a fire can do, but how much do you know about the Great Fire of London? Read more to find out

Ever wondered what Queen Elizabeth eats everyday?
02/12/2020
What does Queen Elizabeth eat everyday?

Ever wondered what Queen Elizabeth eats everyday?

Just what does Queen Elizabeth eat on a day to day basis? Well, according to Darren McGrady, a former chef in the Royal kitchens, the Queen sticks to the same foods most days. This may come as a surprise to many, but the Queen is clearly a creature of habit.

What a fascinating story!
02/12/2020
Birthplace of Jane Grey England's Nine-Day Queen discovered

What a fascinating story!

Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for just nine days before her untimely end. From her birth in c. 1537 to her final days in the Tower of London, from where she was led to her execution, aged just 16, these are where the major scenes of her short and tragic life played out...

God Save The Queen
02/12/2020

God Save The Queen

Have you been to Kent?
02/12/2020
Taking a ride on Watling Street

Have you been to Kent?

The discovery last year of the original Roman coastline at Richborough, Kent, revealed for the first time the actual beach Emperor Claudius’ men crossed to claim the prize of Britain. After the Romans had managed to take over most of Britain, they built roads. And one of the most important led fro...

Charles Darwin author of On the Origin of Species was born on this day in 1809.
02/12/2020
In search of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin author of On the Origin of Species was born on this day in 1809.

It was 160 years ago, 18 miles from London in a comfortable, rambling house near the village of Downe, that one of the world’s preeminent scientists put his theories into written form. Although his book never mentioned evolution—the author preferred the term “natural selection”—and no ape ...

The Prince.
02/12/2020

The Prince.

How much do you know about Dylan Thomas?
02/11/2020
Britain's last romantic poet Dylan Thomas

How much do you know about Dylan Thomas?

Even before Dylan was born, future contradictions cast their shadow. His father, David John Thomas, was totally Anglicized and a teacher of English literature at Swansea Grammar School. He was atheistic in the extreme, a lifelong opponent of religion, whether pagan or Christian, who was always raili...

On this day in 1975, Margaret Thatcher became leader of the conservative party.
02/11/2020
Everything you need to know about Margaret Thatcher

On this day in 1975, Margaret Thatcher became leader of the conservative party.

Margaret Thatcher is one of Great Britain's most recognisable politicians, but what do you really know about her except she was once nicknamed The Iron Lady? Here's everything you need to know about the late prime minister. Margaret Thatcher was Great Britain's first female prime minister, serving t...

A fascinating tale!
02/11/2020
The Venerable Bede - England's first great historian

A fascinating tale!

Along the narrow coastal plain of Northumbria, the River Tyne winds from Newcastle towards the North Sea, lined with oil tanks, heavy equipment, and the relics of the Tyne's industrial importance. The scene is not picturesque. It's hard to imagine that just over the crest of the riverbank lie the ru...

Squad Goals 🇬🇧
02/11/2020

Squad Goals 🇬🇧

Planning a trip to London?
02/11/2020
Five things you have to do in London

Planning a trip to London?

They say it's impossible to get bored of London, and we agree. The city is absolutely teeming with things to see and do, and really has something for everyone. Whether you're after beautiful parks nestled within the city limits, historical tours showcasing the city's past, or even a trip to Buckingh...

Bon voyage William and Kate! 🇬🇧✈️🇮🇪
02/11/2020
Prince William and Kate Middleton confirm visit to Ireland

Bon voyage William and Kate! 🇬🇧✈️🇮🇪

Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit Ireland from March 3 to 5, 2020, Kensington Palace confirmed via Twitter. The Palace's official Twitter account confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Ireland in exactly three weeks (21 days) time.

02/11/2020
Everything you need to know about About Margaret Thatcher

On this day, in 1975, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to lead a Western political party and to be the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons! 💃✊

Margaret Thatcher is one of Great Britain's most recognisable politicians, but what do you really know about her except she was once nicknamed The Iron Lady? Here's everything you need to know about the late prime minister. Margaret Thatcher was Great Britain's first female prime minister, serving t...

How much do you know about King Arthur?
02/10/2020
The Legend of King Arthur

How much do you know about King Arthur?

Many and various tales about the legend of King Arthur have continued to arise throughout history - but what can we take as real and what can we dismiss as lore?

Do you know all of these Royals?
02/10/2020
Five of the lesser-known British Royals

Do you know all of these Royals?

In any family, you're always going to get a wide range of personalities, and the Royals are no different. There will be eccentrics, bubbly personalities, and more reserved figures. Unlike most families, the Royals are under constant media scrutiny, and their every move is often followed by tabloid n...

What a story!
02/10/2020
Henry VIII's grandmother Elizabeth Woodville died of plague

What a story!

When Elizabeth Woodville died in 1492 she was buried quickly and without pomp or ceremony in accordance with her wishes. But a newly discovered 500-year-old letter recently found in the National Archives suggests the White Queen (so-called for her links with the royal House of York, as represented b...

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02/10/2020

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Classic.
02/10/2020

Classic.

Let's talk scones.
02/10/2020
Scones! A truly British delight

Let's talk scones.

“Other than red postboxes and the White Cliffs of Dover, I don’t think there’s anything more quintessentially British,” jokes Sarah Clelland, author of The National Trust Book of Scones. Yet admirers of this wonderful cake-and-bread hybrid somehow still find reasons to quarrel.

Was Shakespeare a fraud?
02/09/2020
Was William Shakespeare a fraud?

Was Shakespeare a fraud?

Somewhere in Europe in the late 16th and early-17th centuries, the greatest craftsman ever to mould the English language into works of art created his masterpieces of poetry and drama. And yet never before has there been doubt as to whether or not the bard is actually behind his greatest works.

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02/09/2020
Kate Middleton will inherit this title when the Queen dies

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Prince William is second in line to the throne, and as rumours circulate that Queen Elizabeth is expected to hand over the crown to her son Prince Charles within the next two years, we can't help but wonder what does this mean for Kate Middleton?

This is a fascinating piece!
02/09/2020
A timeline of the abolition of the British slave trade

This is a fascinating piece!

It had been decades since the first mention of the issue in Parliament. In 1791, 163 Members of the Commons had voted against abolition. Very few MPs dared to defend the trade on moral grounds, even in the early debates. Instead, they called attention to the many economic and political reasons to co...

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02/09/2020
JFK and Jackie insulted Queen Elizabeth at royal dinner

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In June 1961, President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie visited Buckingham Palace. The visit, which occurred only a few months after Kennedy took office, is featured in a second season episode of the Netflix series The Crown. In the episode, Queen Elizabeth finds out that weeks after their meetin...

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02/09/2020
The reign of Charles II and the Restoration

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Was the Restoration period of English history a tragedy or comedy, or both? The Merry Monarch who took the lead role for this Act, in the performance that was the House of Stuart, still divides opinion 350 years after he was restored to England’s throne. From the drama of regicide to the bedroom f...

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02/09/2020
Kate is Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

Did you know about this?

To celebrate the Duchess of Cambridge's 8th wedding anniversary, the Queen made her a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order - the highest honour she can bestow. But what exactly does it mean?

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