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.
Read a selection of articles and features about famous British authors, poets and playwrights.
Life in Post War Britain was very different from that of the 1920s and 1930s. The 1950s and 1960s saw many scientific advances, the rise of the teenager and teen culture, rock music, foreign food…
How did the Anglo-Saxons celebrate Christmas? Christmas is, after all, an Anglo-Saxon word: Cristesmæsse…
Ever wondered how much food a person was entitled to during rationing in World War Two?
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?