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We don't know how our history teachers made history seem so boring because we can't stop finding fabulous stories to share with you!

Maps, Praise and an offer ending soon!

Welcome!​It's August already! This year is flying by and our summer is trying hard to hold on.I'm off camping to the wonderfully historic Symmonds Yat in Herefordshire later this week so my fingers are crossed for dry weather.In this newsletter:It's a Location Sensation! Find out how you can easily find a trail which covers a pla...
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Spotlight On Salisbury Cathedral

Let us take you around the beautiful and fascinating Salisbury Cathedral.Consecrated in 1258, Salisbury Cathedral had taken 38 years to build but was originally without it's distinctive spire. The imposing spire was completed 70 years later and has dominated the landscape around ever since. The Cathedral is a working Church well adept t...

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For all different uses!

One of the most exciting parts of writing the history trails is seeing how people use them in different ways. Philippa This month Education Coach, Lucy Parsons, has travelled to Stratford Upon Avon to learn more about Shakespeare using our "Shakespeare: A Man of Words" trail. As an Education Coach, Lucy works with children and yo...

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Great Fires and Recovered Ships

Introduction from PhilippaHi Everyone!We are going through a heatwave here in the UK this week and boy is it hot but it hasn't slowed us down here at BHT! Following on from my article on Henry VIII's burial place on BBC HistoryExtra.com last week I have now been asked to write a follow up article (although I'm keeping the title secret for now)...
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Read our article on BBC History Extra

Philippa has an article on Historyextra.comHenry VIII, being such a complex character with a rather interesting life, has been summarised for the general population through school and drama. It is interesting therefore to discover the myths that have built up around him. One which I realised surprised people the most was the discovery that he ...
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