The echoes of the past amplify the pleasures of modern York
Castle Howard shows how much power York once wielded(Maggi Brown) “The shoes of our predecessors are too big for our feet.”. So said the Mayor and Council of York in 1661 upon receiving Sir Thomas Widdington’s Analecta Eboracensia, a collection of historical notes that looked back on the long history of old York, a city 220 miles north of London.
Reluctant travelers take a transatlantic trip
Sometimes you just have to give it a shot. We’d been told that London’s Sky Garden was pretty cool, 37 stories up with a panoramic view of the city, a garden and, always a crucial factor, a bar. But when we checked, there were no tickets available.
The "Great Stink" of 1858: England's smelliest summer
1854 political cartoon illustrating the River ThamesGetty Images. In the summer of 1858, the putrid smell of the once-beloved River Thames became too much for members of the British Parliament to bear.
Couple takes home back to 1950 with prints, posters, and orange tiles: "The whites and creams are uninspiring"
Gemma Burton and Dean, her husband, are both 42, and they've just renovated their three-bedroom house. The couple worked together to give it a mid-century look since they are both fans of the 1950s era.
Grandmother of 7 lifts weights, fixes street lighting: "I never officially retired"
An 82-year-old grandmother has decided to enjoy every minute and not let time slow her down one bit. Anne Leigh is a mom of two and a grandmother of seven who keeps fit and still works as an electrical contractor even though she reached retirement age over two decades ago.
Dad revives shed to make a writing room for his wife: "I wanted it to be a 40th birthday present"
A father of two decided he wanted to give his wife a unique present for her 40th birthday. Knowing how much she likes writing, the loving husband set out to reshape a run-down shed and turn it into an inspiring place where his wife could pen her ideas and let her imagination run free.
The Brighton Affair — A Vella Regency romance
When former commoner Lady Anna Barlow married the Lord Mayor of Brighton, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. She quickly finds herself at the center of everyone’s attention, including King George, the Duke of Northumberland, and the Duke of Edinburgh. And she must avoid Queen Caroline who is determined to remove her at all costs. “The Brighton Affair” is a historical Regency romance story that takes place in Brighton, England in 1820 and the Royal Pavilion.
What is the difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England?
Even though the United Kingdom itself is considered a sovereign country, it comprises four different countries. The four countries that make up the United Kingdom are England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. All of the countries that make up the United Kingdom have their own cultures, traditions, identities, and different accents. Each of these countries has its flag too.
King Arthur and The Bear
King Arthur is most well-known by the knights of the round table. There has been controversy around his name over the centuries. The most common belief is that Arthur´s name is derived from the ancient Gallic word "art" which means a bear and that connects him to the goddess Artio.
UK to Strike Vaccine Passports as Omicron Wave Peaks Nationally
With 90% of the over-60s population boosted, the government will allow Covid passports and other restrictions to expire by January 26th. While other countries are still debating whether or not to adopt a covid vaccine passport, the United Kingdon is about to abandon it as a requirement, alongside other Covid restrictions.
Prince Philip's deaf mother was treated by Freud and tricked the Nazis
The royal wedding of then Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten on November 20th, 1947 at the Westminster Abbey in London was a festive day marked by grand celebrations. Contemporary British newspapers gushed about every aspect of the wedding, from the hundreds of gifts sent to the young couple by well-wishers—the young princess was sent eighty pairs of nylons and a mink coat and silver from Canada—to the mysterious design of her gown.