Explore the Queen's Jubilee in 2012 and Britain's royal heritage with exhibitions, event listings, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
The House Book of medieval York will be left open on pages revealing the truth behind Richard III's visits to York and the thoughts of leaders after his death.
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 Elizabeth I.
The King will return to Northamptonshire, where he was born in Fotheringhay Castle, on the penultimate leg of a limited-stop nationwide tour later this month.
Concluding with a month-long dig including the discovery of a coffin thought to contain a Medieval knight, the Leicester team who found Richard III have locked the gates.
Twenty-one iconic frocks go on show in a major new exhibition, Fashion Rules, at Kensington Palace. Jenni Davidson pays it a visit.
Despite no portraits existing of Mary, Queen of Scots from her reign in Scotland, a sculpture is allowing visitors to the National Museum of Scotland to examine her face.
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 Lindisfarne Gospels take Anglo-Saxon grave goods to Durham and 600 years of witches descend on Edinburgh. Here are seven history event and exhibition highlights for July 2013.
A skullcap donned by Charles I, a miniscule lace mitten for the fingers of George III and a nursing robe of Queen Victoria's chart 400 years of royal babies at the Museum of London.
Death in the Potteries, swimwear in Glasgow, Mary Queen of Scots in Edinburgh and the reopening of a £5 million Georgian mansion in Bath. Here are our history picks.
Those Victorians knew how to party...Ruth Hazard has a brush with Queen Victoria during an immersive Museums at Night at Lord Leighton's opulent gaff, Leighton House.
In June 1913 Emily Wilding Davison's cause of death was recorded as "misadventure". Bourne Hall Museum revisits the events of the day in a celebration of her life and the cause for which she died.
In what may be the most accurate representation of the King yet, a head based on scans carried out by Leicester Royal Infirmary will form a cranial summer centrepiece in York.
Maps of 16th century Muscovy, bespoke designs for Henry VIII, French and British silvers and diplomatic chariots - it's all in the V&A's perfectly polished new exhibition.