Your Essential Guide to Jane Austen’s England

Follow Jane Austen's life and literary career against the backdrop of an era marked by conflict, revolution and social change.


7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Tudor fashion

Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies shares a selection of lesser-known tidbits about Tudor clothing – from underwear to headgear.

What if… James II and VII had kept his throne?

Professor Ted Vallance considers the future of both monarchy and state religion had the ‘Glorious Revolution’ never happened.

Life hacks from history

Justin Pollard reveals how our ancestors managed to get a good night’s sleep.

Top 10 toys through time

From dolls and marbles to hula hoops and spinning tops, we chart the origins of history’s best-loved children’s toys.

In pictures: Stonehenge

We chart key moments in the history of the Neolithic marvel and its impact on British culture over the past two centuries.


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