A Brief Introduction to Boston: the Making of a Market Town

Boston, Lincolnshire, didn’t just give its name to Boston, Massachusetts in the USA: many of its most prominent citizens actually left to become leaders in the new settlement.Read more

A Brief Introduction to… Castles of Legend

Castles were never just defensive structures. They were also centres of administration and justice, but above all they were the power bases and homes of the feudal elite.Read more

A Brief Introduction to Ancient Paths and Highways

From main roads connecting towns and cities to meandering green lanes and mysterious paths to nowhere, our highways and byways are steeped in history. Freight lorries bound for the Continent still use prehistoric tracks, long-distance coaches hurtle along Roman roads and farmers depend on medieval lanes to reach their fields. A number of these routes have been protected through scheduling: is there an ancient road near you? Early Footsteps: Tracks on the Somerset Levels Human footprints have been found preserved onRead more