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History of England


Every month we present new feature articles relating to the history of this green and pleasant land. From ancient battlefields to famous people, hangings to national celebrations, we've got something to interest everyone.

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  • Lady Penelope Devereux

    Lady Penelope Devereux

    Lady Penelope Devereux was a prominent figure in the courts of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. The sister of the Earl of Essex, she was a famous beauty, well educated, an excellent dancer - and involved in religious and political intrigue...

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  • The Ceremony of Quit Rents

    The Ceremony of Quit Rents

    Every October, in a ceremony dating back to 1211, something rather odd happens. The City of London pays rent to the Crown on two pieces of land, even though it no longer knows their exact locations!

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  • Anglo-Saxon Christmas

    Anglo-Saxon Christmas

    How did the Anglo-Saxons celebrate Christmas? Christmas is, after all, an Anglo-Saxon word: Cristesmæsse...

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  • A Victorian Christmas

    A Victorian Christmas

    Christmas trees, carol singers, Christmas cards, Santa Claus and crackers - integral parts of a traditional Christmas, but why? The Victorians...

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  • William Rufus

    William Rufus

    William II, known as William Rufus, is perhaps best known for the controversy surrounding his death whilst hunting in the New Forest. But there was much more to this king...

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  • Edmund, original Patron Saint of England

    Edmund, original Patron Saint of England

    It is commonly accepted that St George is the Patron Saint of England. But should we instead be raising the White Dragon flag of St Edmund on November 20th?

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