History & Heritage

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A photo of a small triangular window pane

"Very rare" Tudor pane found in chute from toilets to moat at Henry VIII palace

Archaeologists have discovered a “very rare” triangular artefact from the Tudor period in Enfield, emerging on the former grounds of a palace used by Henry VIII for hunting.

A photo of a dark brown human skull

Skeleton of necklace-wearing adolescent will help archaeologists discover "frenzied" Stonehenge of 4,000 years ago

The remains of an amber necklace-wearing adolescent child who died 4,000 years ago have been found in a foetal position at the bottom of a Neolithic henge near Stonehenge.

A photo of a skeletal head of a man with lots of teeth missing

Archaeologists find well-preserved 14th century human skeleton on site of medieval Augustinian friary

Archaeologists say they have discovered an "incredibly exciting" set of artefacts at a £70 million housing development, including pottery, coins, oyster shells and painted glass.

A knight

Falcons, polecats and swords: Arundel Castle International Joust Week in pictures

The story of the first day at Arundel Castle's International Joust Week 2015.

A black and white photo of dozens of 19th century people standing in rows at a house

Picture of 1800s bleaching family and workers helps tell story of hall where Bolton martyr was persecuted

See a picture of Colonel Ainsworth, one of the 19th century owners of Smithills Hall, in Greater Manchester, with his family and workers.

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Archaeologists plan to excavate Eastbourne burial site of hundreds of bodies

An Eastbourne burial site where 200 bodies have been uncovered during the past 150 years will be excavated in late August.

An old photograph

Did flying heroine Amy Johnson visit Scarborough? Coffee shop owners appeal for help over mystery photograph

Could pioneering aviator and feminist icon Amy Johnson have visited Scarborough?

A photo of a large set of ancient silver and gold coins

Cheshire bling from the Roman era: Liverpool museums prepare to reveal two archaeology hoards

Liz Stewart, the Curator of Archaeology for the Museum of Liverpool, tells us about the excitement of showing the Knutsford and Malpas hoards to the public.

A photograph of a diseased skull

Scientists to carry out DNA tests on skeletons of medieval Paget's Disease sufferers

The skeletons of six medieval Paget's Disease sufferers from Norton Priory will be analysed thanks to a grant from the Wellcome Trust.

A photo of a pair of ancient black medieval shoes

Archaeologists find dozens of medieval shoes in good condition at Greyfriars dig in Oxford

Archaeologists say they have recovered the remains of about 50 medieval shoes during the early stages of excavations at a priory and former watercourse site in Oxford.

A picture of a bunker

Cold War revisited: York Nuclear bunker marks 70th anniversary of the nuclear age

The 70th anniversary of the nuclear age is being marked by a series of films and an exhibition at York Cold War Bunker.

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