October 2018

A guide to the battle of Hastings

Each year we celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with a spectacular re-enactment which takes place at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Discover the events that led to what is one of the most turning points in British history, plus watch our fascinating video to find out how chain mail is made.

Get ready for battle

Plan a spooky day out

Watch our video to learn how to carve a traditional halloween turnip (the predecessor to the pumpkin!) and uncover the tales of some of the spookiest experiences staff and visitors have had at our sites. Dare you plan your own visit to see if you have a strange encounter of your own?

Prepare for a scare

The Iveagh Bequest

When the owner of Kenwood house – Edward Cecil Guiness, 1st Earl of Iveagh – passed away in October 1927, he bequeathed the house and its exquisite collection of old master paintings to the nation. Discover more about this philanthropic act and some of the beautiful paintings on display at Kenwood.

Discover the collection

Support your family's education

Education doesn't just have to be reserved for the classroom. We take a look at some of the opportunities for organised school trips to some of our top sites for educational visits, plus how you can plan your own family trip to educate and inspire your family.

Plan an educational visit

20 Questions Quiz

How many stones in the stone circle are visible today? How many people visit Stonehenge each year? Where did the stones come from?

Find out the answer to these and other curious questions about Stonehenge with our 20 questions quiz.

Find out the answers

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From the Archive

Enjoyed reading this page? Log in or register for the Members' Area to explore other issues of the Members' Magazine to discover exclusive content especially for English Heritage Members, including fascinating behind-the-scenes articles, videos, downloads and more.

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Discover the section of our Members' Area especially for young Members. Each issue of Kids Rule features a different period in English History. This time we're taking a closer look at what life would have been like in Stuart England. Here's what we've got in store for you:

  • Watch an interview with master horseman William Cavendish
  • Design a Stuart newspaper for a chance to win a £100 goody bag
  • Download a Stuart dress-up kit and make a cavalier hat
  • Continue your mega timeline with our downloadable poster
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