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.
John Oxley, the council archaeologist who will follow in the footsteps of Richard III on trails around York, says the King's "personal affection" for the city shines through.
The Prince of Wales's 18th century letter, advising the future King George III in a checklist shortly before the writer's premature death, is about to go on public show.
It might be Ragnarok - the apocalypse as predicted in Norse legend - on Saturday, but the annual Viking Festival is promising to give everyone a memorable end to life on earth.
On the 300th anniversary of his composition playing at King George II's coronation, a major exhibition is all about the creative philanthropy of George Frideric Handel.
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.
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......
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.