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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.

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  • Legend of Richmond Castle

    Legend of Richmond Castle

    According to legend, Richmond Castle is built over a cave where King Arthur and his knights are sleeping in their tombs, waiting to rise from their slumber to defend England in her hour of need...

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  • Martinmas


    St Martin's Day or Martinmas falls on November 11th and was traditionally celebrated with feasting as it also marked the end of autumn. According to folklore, if it is warm at Martinmas, then a harsh winter will follow...

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  • Halloween


    Halloween or Hallowe’en is celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. The origins of the celebration dates back thousands of years to pagan times...

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  • Halloween in Scotland

    Halloween in Scotland

    Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, wrote about the myths, legends and traditions associated with Halloween in Scotland in his poem 'Halloween', written in 1785...

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  • The British Peerage

    The British Peerage

    An introduction to the British peerage, which has evolved over the centuries into the five ranks that exist today: duke, marquess, earl, viscount and baron. Earl, the oldest title of the peerage, dates from Anglo-Saxon times...

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  • Michaelmas


    Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days...

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