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Glastonbury, town of ancient myth (and recent music)

Glastonbury, town of ancient myth (and recent music)

Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset best known for the famous music festival that takes place nearby, as well as numerous Arthurian and Christian legends centred on the town and its distinctive hill, the Tor.

MI9 - assisting the great escapes of World War Two

MI9 - assisting the great escapes of World War Two

We hear in Bond films and other stories about secret service organisation MI6, tasked with controlling British espionage abroad, and domestic espionage specialist MI5. But there were once other MI (Military Intelligence) secret service operators ...

Sir Francis Drake, master seaman and buccaneer

Sir Francis Drake, master seaman and buccaneer

Sir Francis Drake (1540 –1596) was an English sailor, slave-trader, pirate and explorer. He is probably most famous for being the vice-admiral of the British fleet at the time of the invading Spanish Armada - which was defeated. Drake was also the first Englishman to sail all the way around the world, and consequently made a Knight by Queen Elizabeth I.

The elusive otter - now not as uncommon as you might think

The elusive otter - now not as uncommon as you might think

The wild otter species found in Britain is now making a remarkable comeback, after suffering catastrophic declines in the 1950s and 1960s due to the combined effects of water pollution, habitat destruction and persecution. Otters are often elusive, with large ranges and largely nocturnal behaviour, making spotting them a rare and delightful experience.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - fourth incarnation of a very old theatre

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - fourth incarnation of a very old theatre

London's Drury Lane theatre sits on the oldest site in the world in continuous theatrical use. The current theatre dates from 1812, has a capacity of over 2200, and is arguably the most famous theatre in the world.

The ghosts of Pluckley

The ghosts of Pluckley

Pluckley, in Kent, is said to be England’s most haunted village according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is reputed to have twelve ghosts.

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