8 places that tell the story of London’s resilience

Today and throughout history, when Londoners face challenging times we come together and show incredible resilience. Read more

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

William Wordsworth and the History of the Daffodil

On the 250th anniversary of William Wordworth’s birth, we contemplate daffodils and their place in our culture.Read more

Elsecar’s Historic Past in 10 Images

Elsecar is an industrial village in South Yorkshire to the south of Barnsley. The village, its heritage centre and the surrounding landscape has been one of Historic England’s Heritage Action Zones since 2017. Read more

7 Listed Pubs with Fascinating Histories

Pull up a bar-stool and get familiar with some of England’s oldest pubs. From the Knights Templar to John Lennon’s grandmother, here are seven fascinating histories behind some of our favourite Grade I listed pubs.Read more

7 Places to Celebrate the National Trust’s 125th Birthday

The National Trust was founded on 12 January 1895 by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley.Read more

Top 5 blogs of 2019

In case you missed them, here are our most-read blogs of 2019. Thanks for following, we’ll be back with more great reads in the new year.Read more

England’s Historic Cities under Attack: the Baedeker Raids, 1942

Between late April and late June 1942, the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) deliberately targeted Britain’s historic towns and cities, causing widespread destructionRead more