Category Archives: History

The Roll of Honour

Every evening, the Last Post will be played at sunset over the Tower moat, which is being progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for every death in the British forces in the First World War. Names from the … Continue reading

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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Sunday November 3rd

From 7am to 8:30 am at Hyde Park Corner/Apsley Gate cars will depart on their journey with the oldest leaving first. London to Brighton 2013:

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Bloody will be thy end: The science and archaeology which uncovered Richard III -Lecture at The Royal Institution November 14th

Join experts from the University of Leicester as they tell the fascinating story of the discovery of the last British monarch to be killed in battle. Hear how cutting-edge science from across all disciplines came together to confirm the archaeological … Continue reading

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Great Country Houses of Norfolk: A Private View Sept 12-15th

With the caveat that I haven’t yet had the time to sign up for the trips offered by this Art History Study Tour guide, this is one I would wish to do if I could.  The tour will  explore the … Continue reading

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UK Parliament Summer Openings and Afternoon Tea

Parliament has opened once again for visits and this year there is an optional add-on to some of the Saturday and Summer Opening Guided Tours. Tea can be taken in the elegant surroundings of the Pugin Room in the House … Continue reading

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Fallen In Love – The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn performed at Tower of London

I love going to the theatre in London in settings which offer historical realism, and the new play about Ann Boleyn performed at the Tower Of London  has received great reviews.  According to the four star Huffington Post review, “A … Continue reading

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The Phantom Cup that Comes and Goes: The Story of the Holy Grail March 5th 1-2pm

 For over 400 years Gresham Professors have given free public lectures in the City of London. These lectures continue today and you can see the eclectic lineup on the Gresham College website.  I’ve included the historical background on the College below … Continue reading

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