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.
Carved figures of the Green Man appear on our churches and cathedrals yet this is an ancient pagan symbol of rebirth, traditionally associated with May Day…
Richard Wilson, considered the “father” of British landscape painting, is perhaps Wales’s greatest artist.
The Mabinogion is a collection of tales in Welsh culture, folklore and myths
Discover how Halloween, 31st October, is celebrated in Scotland and the history behind the Scottish All Hallows Eve celebrations.
Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, his high spirits, ‘kirk-defying’, hard drinking and womanising!
The legend of Saint Ursula and 11,000 British virgins, all cruelly murdered in Cologne, Germany, by the Huns. But how much of this story is true, and were there really as many as 11,000 virgins?
The story of King Alfred burning the cakes is well known. The event is said to have taken place in the marshes of the Somerset Levels near Athelney….
It is very strange how the body parts of famous people often go missing, only to reappear hundreds of years after the demise of their owners. Read on for the true (if rather gory!) stories of some missing ‘bits and pieces’…
Legend has it that Robin Hood was an outlaw living in Sherwood Forest with his ‘Merry Men’ – but did he really exist and if so, how much of the legend is true?
Some well known modern Christmas traditions have their roots in the Medieval celebrations…