The places cared for by English Heritage span the story of England, from prehistory to the Cold War. Our Histories pages are a rich and unique resource containing concise and authoritative histories and descriptions of many of these places, and explaining why they matter. You’ll find downloadable plans of many properties and lists of sources that provide a gateway to further information about them.

You can also explore our women’s and LGBTQ history pages, to discover stories of people connected with our sites that have sometimes been hidden from view. 

Painting of Audley End in about 1788, by William Tomkins

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