Voted Britain’s favourite artist in 2015, Joseph Mallord William Turner is renowned for his sweeping brushstrokes and incredible use of light.
Longleat House is a place of firsts. In 1547, it was the first house in England to be built in the Classical Rennaisance style. In 1947, it was the first privately-owned stately home opened to the public. In 1966, it opened the first drive-through safari park outside Africa and in 1975, it became home to […]
English hoaxes have ranged far and wide in the subject of their pranks – from pretending to be foreign royalty to offering evidence of mystical creatures and alien life. It seems there’s nothing some people like more than pulling the wool over each other’s eyes. We take a look at some of the most famous tall […]
Saltaire is one of the few relics of the Victorian age that tells a story about the working class that doesn’t end in destitution. One of England’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Saltaire is a perfectly preserved, purpose-built industrial village. Built by philanthropist Titus Salt in 1851, it has survived to the present day with […]
If you’d been so fortunate as to step inside the college rooms of C. S. Lewis on a Thursday evening in the 1930s and ’40s, you’d have found yourself in august company. It was there that a group known as the Inklings assembled to discuss some of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. […]