In September 1066, Duke William II of Normandy landed a French force at Pevensey, intent on taking the English throne from King Harold II. Two
Arsenal was the first football team to turn professional in London. That was back in 1893, playing as Woolwich Arsenal. The team holds 43 honours,
A centrepiece of remembrance The Cenotaph in Whitehall is truly special. It, more than any other monument, has been embraced by the people of the
The ‘Darkest Hour’; directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill is an account of Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, machinations
This is a painting of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence. It is an oil on canvas painted in 1829. In
This is a portrait of the ‘Chief of Men’, Oliver Cromwell, by Robert Walker. It is an oil on canvas and was painted in 1649
This is one of a collection of buildings in Whitehall that was the centre of British naval power from the mid-1700’s to the 1960’s.
Back from a fascinating (and technically mind boggling!) visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes. It’s about an hour from London. Featured in the