Every month we present new feature articles relating to the history of this green and pleasant land. If you have any suggestions for upcoming articles please feel free to contact us.
Between 1607 and 1814, there were a total of seven major frost fairs held on the frozen River Thames in the heart of London. These fairs hosted bull-baiting, pop-up pubs, and even saw a King or two taking part in the festivities!
The life and works of Robert 'Rabbie' Burns, 1759 - 1796
Welsh St Dwynwen, saint of lovers and friendship, has her own day on the 25th January.
The deadliest avalanche in British history took place, not in the mountains of Scotland or Wales as you may expect, but in 1836 in the town of Lewes, Sussex, just a few miles from the south coast of England...
Wassailing and Twelfth Night celebrations, house to house wassailing, and apple tree wassailing...
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February 2017: Decimalisation, Mary Queen of Scots, Lady Jane Grey, St Teilo, Pancake Day...
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