HISTORY

Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Romans, monarchs, artists, politicians, scientists, and world wars have all made a tremendous impact on this little nation and have shaped the way we experience it today. From humble tales to epic events, our articles take you on a journey through England’s rich and compelling past. 

The Rose Window at Westminster Abbey

WESTMINSTER ABBEY - A JEWEL IN ENGLAND'S CROWN

BY
CHRISTOPHER WARWICK
16/03/2021
Instantly recognizable, Westminster Abbey – or, more correctly, the Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster - is one of the greatest churches in the world, and one of its most ancient. If you should visit and find a quiet spot in which to stand and listen, you might catch the whisper of times... see more
The River Severn at Shrewsbury

BRENDAN EXPLORES THE SEVERN WAY IN SHREWSBURY

BY
BRENDAN JAMES
01/03/2021
On a beautifully bright sunny day in Shrewsbury our adventure starts in the Monkmoor area as we hug the river along the Severn Way.... see more
Lambs in Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE - A COUNTY BUILT ON WOOL

BY
SARAH COWLING
01/03/2021
Sheep are not a rare sight in the uplands of Yorkshire. The county has the highest population of sheep in England. But spare a thought next time you see one, for these are the animals that sculpted the character and shape of the landscape, created the historic wealth, bequeathed us beautiful ruins, ... see more
Hever Castle

THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF KENT

BY
DAWN BLEE
28/02/2021
What links England’s most infamous king with her most famous Prime Minister and best-known wizard, Harry Potter? Take three of Kent’s most spectacular stately homes, all within 10 miles of each other, only 30 miles from central London and you get the answer.... see more
The River Thames

LONDON - A TALE OF TWO CITIES

BY
JOHN BLAKEY
25/02/2021
I wonder if London is perhaps a little greedy. Most great cities, if not all, are satisfied with being mono, singular, standalone. But not London… ‘Greater London’, as it is known, is 600 square miles (965 square km) and includes two cities and 32 boroughs. But - if you’ll allow me to be a ... see more
Wookey Hole in Somerset

TOP TEN REASONS TO VISIT CAVES IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

BY
NICK POWE
31/01/2021
Caves give an opportunity to reflect on time and history, and to relax. The South West of England has three caves open to the public.  Each gives an enticing snapshot into England’s past, its varied landscapes and ancient occupants.  The otherwise inconceivable notion that Devon and Somerset onc... see more
Haytor with the South Devon coast in the background

DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK - A MONUMENTAL LANDSCAPE

BY
EMMA CUNIS
31/01/2021
Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in southern England - 368 square miles of high and scenic moorland, lush wooded valleys, fascinating wildlife, and meandering copper-gold coloured rivers. There is so much to explore, enjoy, and learn about. Unlike national parks in the US, for exampl... see more