Tudor and Stuart
Explore the rich history of Tudor and Stuart Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
The continuous spray which has protected the timbers of the Mary Rose for three decades has been turned off ahead of a five-year drying-out process for the famous ship.
Dozens of cultural institutions across the country will help the inaugural Shakespeare Week inspire millions of people when it launches in March 2014.
Experts have used X-rays and raking light to reveal the amazing truth behind a wrongly identified Lambeth Palace portrait, putting it on public display in London.
A huge Byzantine bowl and a gold enamelled foot with links to Spanish royalty form a Duke's legacy which has just become the most valuable piece in the key Scottish collection.
The romantically challenged can now put their problems to William Chiffinch, the man responsible for managing the "backstairs intrigues" of King Charles II at Stuart court.
The palace plays host to a new display exploring the value of beauty in the late 17th century by delving in to the histories of the Royal mistresses who lived at the Stuart Court.
Sudeley Castle is celebrating the life of Henry VIII's final queen Katherine Parr with a Quincentenary Festival that reveals unseen artefacts of its most famous Tudor resident.
Joan Bergin's designs for the likes of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joss Stone in the BBC series go back on display in Portsmouth as part of a show of support for rebuild plans.
As new Hollywood Shakespeare movie Anonymous ignites debate about the Bard's plays, an archive discovery shines more light on the life of his contemporary Ben Jonson.
The makers of BBC series The Tudors and designer Joan Bergin have lent a series of "sexy and foxy" outfits worn by stars to the Royal Armouries' Tournament Gallery.
Planners for the Mary Rose Museum have joined forces with the Navy and the Mint for a high sea escapade to honour the 500th anniversary of the Tudor warship sinking in the Solent.
Nick Booth, of Guildford Museum, explains his interest in a print of the Legend of Archbishop George Abbot’s Birth.
A set of tapestries replicating 16th century weaves have been hung at Stirling Castle after a decade in the making.
St Fagans National History Museum has put the document on display that explains the origins of modern Welsh governance.
The library at Cambridge University is celebrating its 400th birthday by putting quirkily-illustrated maps from The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, the first comprehensive atlas of the......