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.
Hidden behind wallpaper in the Newark building which will become the National Civil War Centre, a pair of red emblems and graffiti are mystifying conservators.
On the anniversary of her coronation in 1559, here's where to find the letters, portraits, gifts and puns of Elizabeth I and some of the people who knew her.
Archaeologists have found the remains of Tudor and medieval buildings, signs of a long-suspected Roman road and "a few hidden gems" during a dig at Stratford Broadway in London.
From castles and fields to railway stations and log boats, dig up the past with us and come on a journey through some of the best archaeology finds of the year.
Curators are appealing to the public in a bid to raise £70,000 for an incredible archaeological hoard of treasures found by metal detectorists in the Saffron Walden area.
Seeing the Queen's image may be nothing new, but the NPG's display reveals the level of control Elizabeth I had over her portrayal, says Sarah Jackson.
Experts at the National Portrait Gallery say sea and moon symbols discovered beneath the centuries old layers of paint on a Walter Raleigh portrait reveal his love and devotion towards Queen......
Commissioned as part of the Museum of London's forthcoming exhibition on the revelatory Cheapside Hoard, Roja Dove has captured the scented floral materials indigenous to Britain. Spices, musk,......
A family-friendly exhibition at Banqueting House gives visitors the opportunity to experience a masque of the Stuart court and learn a Renaissance dance in costume.
The bed head from the night of Henry VIII's 1540 marriage features a carving of the king's extremely large codpiece. Dr Ellen McAdam, of Glasgow Museums, tell us more.
The life and times of Scotland's most famous queen, Mary, Queen of Scots are examined in a comprehensive exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
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.