9 Sites on the River Thames That Tell the Story of Charles Dickens

The River Thames flows through Dickens’ life and work as a constant presence, the atmospheric backdrop to everyday experiences, but often dark and malevolent, dangerous.Read more

The first skyscraper: Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A rare survival from a dramatic stage in the Industrial Revolution, Shrewsbury Flaxmill was built during a period of innovation and social upheaval.Read more

A spotter’s guide to Victorian architecture

Named for the 63 year reign of Queen Victoria, the era 1837 – 1901 inspired unprecedented social, intellectual and technological change.Read more

8 ways Yorkshire has changed the world

In the 19th and 20th centuries many of the biggest social and political changes originated or gained unstoppable momentum in Yorkshire.Read more

How to lay out a garden: the legacy of Edward Kemp (1817 -1891)

Edward Kemp was one of the most prolific and influential landscape designers of the Victorian era. Read more

How English Beach Holidays Have Changed Over Time

We take a look through our archive to illustrate how beach holidays have changed over the centuries.Read more