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The Legend of Saint George

Celebrated on the 23rd of April every year, Saint George is the patron saint behind England's flag, the St. George's Cross. But what do we really know about him, and why do we celebrate him the way we do? In England we celebrate Saint George on the anniversary of his...

English Tradition: Our Quirkiest Activities

Cheese Rolling Held annually on the Spring Bank Holiday, the village of Brockworth hosts one hotly contested race to which competitors travel from all over the world to participate in; the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake. The race is 200 yards headlong down a precipitously concave grassy hill, in the...

Tintagel Castle: A Cornish Romance

  One for the lovebirds, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots you can visit in England. It is most famously known in British history for being the supposed place of conception of one of the most famous Kings of these Isles, King Arthur. Now,...

The Roman Influence: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

They came, they saw, they changed Britain forever... Rome's great British conquest was a gradual process that at times involved cooperative, diplomatic arrangements with native tribes who were happy to trade with the marauders but at other times had to be brutally enforced by the invaders whose levels of military...

Battle Abbey: THE NORMAN CONQUEST

Fast forward a few hundred years and we arrive at a date every history student has etched in their brains, the date that the Normans arrived in Britain and defeated King Harold of England to begin their reign: 1066, at the bloody Battle of Hastings. It was the 14th of...

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