Operation Dynamo, 80 Years On: The Miracle of Dunkirk

Towards the end of May 1940 during the Second World War, the British Expeditionary Force along with Allied troops, had been forced by the German army to make a fighting retreat to the coast of northern France.Read more

4 Reasons to Love Historic Northumberland

With its miles of unspoilt coastline and swathes of remote undulating countryside, Northumberland is one of the most beautiful and peaceful counties in England.Read more

Working from Home: England’s Domestic Textile Industry

Explore the story of England’s domestic textile industry, the buildings that housed them and the people who worked within them. Read more

10 Places That Tell Stories of Isolation

Isolation and social distancing have shaped our past in many different ways. Here are ten places with fascinating stories.Read more

The Life and Legacy of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale, known as the Crimean War’s ‘Lady with the Lamp’ was a pioneering 19th century nurse and social reformer. Read more

Where to Find Byzantine Architecture in England

Byzantium made an unexpected mark in the 19th-century as part of a mini-revival across Europe. Here’s where you can find examples in England.Read more

Shakespeare’s Life Through Buildings

William Shakespeare is arguably England’s most famous poet, playwright, and actor. Here we look at his life through the buildings, most of them still standing todayRead more

Ramsgate’s Historic Past in 10 Images

From quiet fishing village to prosperous port and popular seaside resort, here are some of Ramsgate’s architectural highlights.Read more

The Modernist Buildings of Ove Arup

Ove Nyquist Arup is considered to be one of the most important structural engineers of the 20th century. Here’s our guide to his most significant buildings.Read more