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This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 
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Inga Walton wrote very well about the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition called Kings Over The Water (2013). Although religion played a significant role in the propaganda surrounding the overthrow of King James II, it was not necessarily an over...

Jonathan Jones warned that as cultural heritage becomes one of the softest targets for financial brutalism, Northern museums and their precious objects will be lost forever, including Derby's Silk Mill-Industrial Museum. So I thought I better pu...

This ad for UK chocolate brand Maltesers—like Whoppers, but edible—is airing during the paralympic games. When there is so much about British media to appreciate never having to see again, this reminds me of what I miss most.

Sales of smart home technology is flat in the U.K. as British consumers consider connected home gadgetry pricey and unimpressive. The Telegraph recently reported on findings from Deliotte’s annual Mobile Consumer Survey. That report returned figur...

Stratford on Avon’s half-timbered Guildhall was completed in 1420; thus the new Visitor Centre, which opened in April 2016, celebrates nearly 600 years of service. Following a £1.8 million restoration funded by National Lottery, Shakespeare’s Sc...

Prince William of Gloucester (1941–1972) was the son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (d1974) and the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. His mother was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, daughter of 7th Duke Buccleuch. At his baptism...

Percy Grainger (1882-1961) was born in Melbourne, son of British architect John Harry Grainger, and his wife Rose Aldridge Grainger of Adelaide. His father had migrated from Durham to Adelaide 1877 to take up a post in the Engineer-in-Chief's Office...