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.
The British are acknowledged to be among the best in the world when it comes to inventing…
An introduction to some famous poets and novelists in English literature.
The Lunar Society or Lunar Circle, a group of eminent thinkers, scientists, engineers and inventors
The history of the Dorset Ooser, an ancient (and rather grotesque!) set of masks which played a significant role in…
The Folklore Year – traditional folklore and culture of Britain, events taking place every year in May
Lady Mary of Downton Abbey strikes a fine figure, riding side-saddle to the hunt. But why did ladies ride side-saddle?
English pub signs and the history and origins behind the names.
Freshly cooked, piping hot fish and chips, smothered in salt and soused with vinegar, wrapped in newspaper and eaten out-of-doors on a cold and wintry day – it simply cannot be beaten!
The 14th century Luttrell Psalter is unique in that it is richly illustrated with scenes of everyday life in medieval…
British costume and clothing in the Tudor and Stuart periods, the 16th and 17th centuries.