One of the resident birds at the Tower of London is feared to have died. Legend says at least six must be kept there, or the nation will fall.
Travel the world through this new crop of virtual experiences, from online guide walks to film festivals, wine-tasting to birdwatching
London owes its very existence to bridges, since the location of the capital upon the banks of the Thames was defined by the lowest crossing point of the river. No wonder that the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society collected this edifying series of pictures of bridges on glass plates to use in their magic lantern shows at the Bishopsgate Institute.
A humble Scotsman saw something strange in the water—and daringly set out to catch it—only to have lecherous out-of-towners steal his fame and upend his quest.
It’s absolutely pouring at Knebworth House, but Martha Lytton Cobbold is not deterred. Umbrella up and wellies on, she’s ready for our pandemic-friendly stomp around the gardens.If you’ve been
In these grey cold days, I get a powerful urge to seek refuge in a cosy corner of an old snug and settle down for the rest of the day. Since all the pubs are shut, I must take consolation in this selection of attractive options from the popular magazine Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.
I miss London so much.
Repeated attempts to transform it have failed – because it’s said the repair job would be too expensive
How did the British become so blinkered about their nation’s imperial history?
Lucy Worsley is sitting in front of a bookcase in her London flat and not in her office at Hampton Court Palace. This is because of government guidelines on working from home if you possibly can, and
It’s a good interview! Love Lucy!
George III may never have left the south of England during nearly 60 years on the throne, but that did not stop him amassing a large collection of maps of the wider world.Armchair travellers of the
The painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta is part of an English Heritage project
One of the Govan Graving Docks could be returned to use under plans to revitalise the Clyde waterfront.
It has been used to recreate the funeral of a rich man buried at the priory in the 15th Century.
The Palace of Whitehall was the primary residence of English monarchs from AD 1530 until 1698, located in Westminster, London. – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Breaking New Ground is a pioneering 21-month project to digitise 10,000 images from the John Laing Photographic Collection, covering the post-war period of this world-renowned construction company. The complete collection numbers nearly a quarter of a million photographs.
A royal charter was used to stop a pop-up market in Leicestershire this month. What are they and why do we still adhere to them?
An impromptu market in Leicestershire was halted by a royal charter – but why do we still have them?
A new support structure for the 3,600-tonne ship will also replicate the ship being afloat.
Very cool. Now please restore her rigging!
Ever since the discovery of the site of William Shakespeare’s first theatre in Shoreditch, I have found myself thinking about where else in London I could locate Shakespeare. The city has changed so much that very little remains from his time and even though I might discover his whereabouts – such as his lodging in Silver St in 1612 – usually the terrain is unrecognisable. Silver St is lost beneath the Barbican now.
Read more here: Source: In Search Of Shakespeare’s London | Spitalfields Life
Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.
It’s beautiful. But it needs its rigging!
The auctioneers say there is interest in Nelson “despite controversy about historical figures”.
Who wants to buy it and clone him?
Queen Elizabeth facial timeline on bank notes Britmemes’s images album
In the recent glorious weather Mapperton, in Dorset, named by Country Life the finest manor house in Britain, has never looked finer. The 15 acres of Italianate gardens echo with birdsong, the roses
Always fascinating to read how modern aristocratic families are keeping things going in difficult times.
These intriguing photographs are selected from a cache of transparencies of unknown origin at the Bishopsgate Institute. We believe they date from the nineteen-sixties but the photographer is unidentified.
These are haunting and beautiful! Check them out!
Colour has been digitally added to eight photos to show what the novelist would have looked like.
Two Roads has acquired the wartime diaries of Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, Mary, following a three-way auction.
This will definitely be worth reading when it comes out next year!