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Sunrise at Stonehenge

History Rediscovered

Our expert historians and curators provide the most up-to-date insights, unveiling the secrets of some of the most important historic sites in the country. We invite you to step into England's story with historical articles and features created especially for you. 

First World War stories

Our senior historian, Dr Andrew Hann, has worked with the genealogists at Findmypast to uncover just a couple of wartime stories, reflecting on the lives of three First World War soldiers.

  • John Glasson Thomas

    Discover the story of John Glasson Thomas, who was stationed at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall, during the First World War.

  • Sergeant John Robert McMellon

    Find out about Sergeant John Robert McMellon, one of the soldiers who spent time at Wrest Park Hospital in April 1916. 

  • Auberon Herbert

    Read about the extraordinary life of this First-World-War soldier who was also a baron, a rower, a journalist and a government minister.

An artists impression of Durrington Walls

Winter Survival

As we embrace winter and hunker down for the colder months, discover how the inhabitants of our properties through the ages survived the harshest time of year.

How did they survive?
Image: Dover Castle

History Makers

We take a look at the English Heritage properties that played their part in changing the course of English history, from military victories and technological breakthroughs to social shifts and political milestones.

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Queen Elizabeth I

Kings and Queens

So many of the sites in our care have links with some of England's most famous kings and queens. Discover royal stories of conflict, romance, escape and family life with videos, features and quizzes just for Members.

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A Closer Look

Discover close up images and galleries, virtual tours and 360 degree videos getting you closer than ever to some of our historic sites and artefacts.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

The Victorians

We take a closer look at all things Victorian, from the seaside retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to the home of Charles Darwin, Down House. Plus, learn how to cook the Victorian way with Mrs Crocombe, the Victorian cook at Audley End House and Gardens.

Discover the Victorians
Past Lives

Past Lives

From a captive queen and a reggae superstar to the father of the NHS and pioneering dentist, discover the stories of the people who shaped our country's past.

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