What archaeology can tell us about the history of migration in England

To mark International Migrant’s Day 2018, we take a look at 7 archaeological and historical objects that help to tell the history of migration in England.Read more

6 Reasons to love historic Norfolk

Norfolk is rich in English history and the vast, flat landscape has inspired artists, writers and poets for centuries.Read more

How to do… archaeological conservation

An archaeological excavation can result in a huge amount of artefacts being excavated. But what does conservation involve?Read more

Women in Science: 10 minutes with an Archaeological Conservator

Ahead of Heritage Open Days, we speak to two Archaeological Conservators about their favourite finds and what got them interested in archaeological objects.Read more

A Brief History of Castles on the Welsh Border

In the middle ages, the Welsh border had the greatest concentration of castles in Europe. Hundreds of castles were built from 1066 and throughout the 12th century.Read more

Slipping Away: Coastal Erosion and Archaeology

England’s coastline has always been on the move. We take a look at 7 of the best archaeological discoveries revealed by or at risk from coastal erosion.Read more

Women in Science: 10 minutes with a Materials Scientist

As part of our Women in Science series, we spoke to Sarah Paynter, Materials Scientist at Historic England, about how her work informs our understanding of the past.Read more

Britain’s Earliest Mummy and the People of Wor Barrow

Long barrows are the burial places of Britain’s early farming communities and are the oldest monuments surviving in our landscape. These earthen mounds acted as funeral monuments during the Early Neolithic (3700-3500 BC) and reveal much about the communities buried within them. Peter Marshall, Historic England’s Scientific Dating Coordinator and Jonathan Last, our Landscape Strategy Manager, take us through new findings from an extraordinary long barrow excavated over a century ago. Wor Barrow Wor Barrow lies within Cranborne Chase inRead more

7 Spooky Tales from England’s Haunted Castles

Many of England’s historic buildings and monuments set an inspiring backdrop for mysterious tales of paranormal activity, their rich heritage feeding into narratives passed through generations. This Halloween we’re taking a look at how tales enjoyed at this time of year, of witches, ghosts, vampires and ghouls are knitted into English folklore, making their mark on our culture and historical places. Here are 7 spooky stories linked to some of England’s oldest castles. The Vampire of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland WritingRead more