Histories
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Histories

The places cared for by English Heritage span the story of England, from prehistory to the Cold War. Delve into our history pages to discover more about our sites, how they have changed over time, and who made them what they are today.

Our property histories will give you a concise and authoritative chronological overview of a site through the ages, authored by top historians. And with our stories and profile pages you can learn more about the key events and people who shaped our sites, including the women and LGBTQ figures who have sometimes been hidden from view.

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  • Women who made history

    Read about the remarkable lives of some of the women who have left their mark on society and shaped our way of life.

  • LGBTQ History

    LGBTQ history has often been hidden from view. Find out more about the lives of some LGBTQ individuals and their place in the stories of English Heritage sites.

  • Medieval Castles

    Discover the stories held within the walls of England’s greatest fortifications and learn about the rise and fall of the medieval castle.

  • Monasteries and Abbeys

    Learn about England’s medieval monasteries and abbeys and uncover the stories of those who lived and prayed in them.

  • ENGLAND’S PREHISTORIC MONUMENTS

    England’s prehistoric monuments span almost four millennia. Discover what they were used for, how and when they were built, and where to find them.

  • 1066 AND THE NORMAN CONQUEST

    Find out all about the Battle of Hastings, and the profound impact the Normans had on the country they had conquered.

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