UK Historic Homes and The Gunpowder Plot

Today marks one of the most notorious days in British history 410 years ago – the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

With that in mind, here’s my previous article on some of the historic heritage homes in the UK and their connections to that ill-fated Gunpowder Plot.

UK Historic Homes and The Gunpowder Plot

This article has subsequently been adapted and published again in the October-December edition of Discover Britain’s Gardens, Historic Homes & Castles magazine

DBG Oct.Dec 2015

Rugby’s links to the Gunpowder Plot

The Warwickshire market town of Rugby may have been in the spotlight with the Rugby World Cup and from being the birthplace of the game lately.

But as today is the fifth of November – Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire night, did you know it enjoys more claim to fame with its fair share of links to the Gunpowder Plot.

See how and why from my post below

Rugby’s links to the Gunpowder Plot

10 Things You Should Know About WWI

Originally posted on Heritage Calling:

In popular imagination the First World War is associated with the trenches of France and Belgium, the beaches of Gallipoli, and the deserts of Arabia. The following images – the majority sourced from Historic England’s Archives – highlight some surprising and little-known stories of the war’s impact on England.

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