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The online history magazine and heritage accommodation guide.
The online history magazine and heritage accommodation guide.

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Blog: 10 great ideas for Valentine's Breaks. This year February 14th is a Sunday, so why not celebrate over the weekend... 
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New Article (including an interactive tour!): Standing at the easternmost point of Hadrian's Wall and guarding the mouth of the River Tyne lies the remains of the Roman fort of Segedunum... 
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Take a thimbleful of history, add a smattering of Christmas spirit and what do you get...?
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Today in 1605... Robert Catesby, charismatic ringleader of the Gunpowder plotters, is killed at Holbeche House in Staffordshire. He and Thomas Percy are apparently hit by the same musket ball, both dying soon after. Catesby's head is later taken to London and exhibited outside Parliament as a warning to others.
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New Article: The 1960s, the Decade that Shook Britain
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Today, 15th June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede. The charter outlines the foundations of liberty, freedom, justice and democracy that we enjoy today. Her Majesty The Queen will be present at the anniversary commemorations at Runnymede. 
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Today in 1719...the Battle of Glen Shiel, between British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spanish forces. A victory for the British, this was the last battle between British forces and foreign troops on British soil. 
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New Article: Flora Sandes. The indomitable Flora was the only woman to officially serve as a soldier on the front line during World War One... 
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Today in 1471...The Battle of Tewkesbury. The Yorkist King Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales. The battle marked the end of the second phase of the Wars of the Roses: Yorkist monarchs would rule England for the next fourteen years.
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New Article: 'Mad, bad and dangerous to know'. So Lady Caroline Lamb described her lover George Gordon Noel, sixth Baron Byron and one of the greatest Romantic poets in English literature...
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