Who are the British? Do they really drink tea, eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and never leave home without an umbrella? Find out more about true Brits; past and present, myth and legend, fact and fiction.
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is single-handedly responsible for changing the landscape of 18th century England, creating magical gardens and vistas that we still enjoy today.
The history and customs behind St Valentines Day, the most romantic day of the year
The story of Pancake Day and how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in Britain.
The Friday after Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday is Kissing Friday. You may wonder why you haven’t heard of this strange custom…
The Folklore Year – traditional folklore and culture of Britain, events taking place every year in February
January 20th is the Eve of St Agnes, traditionally the night when girls and unmarried women wishing to dream of…
The twelve days of Christmas would have been a most welcome break for the workers on the land, which in Tudor times would have been the majority of the people.
Have you ever wondered why people hang stockings up on Christmas Eve for Father Christmas (or Santa Claus) to fill…
What was it like to celebrate Christmas in the 1960s?
On 24th November 1859, ‘On The Origin of Species’ by Charles Darwin was published: a historically momentous publication that would change the way we view and study science for generations to come.