The badger - Britain's largest predator!

The badger - Britain's largest predator!

With its characteristic black and white-striped face, grey fur and short furry tail, the badger looks like no other UK mammal. Stocky, powerfully-built creatures, they typically weigh 10–12kg, with a body length of about 90cm. This makes them the biggest land predator in the UK.

Perkin Warbeck - Pretender to the English throne

Perkin Warbeck - Pretender to the English throne

Perkin Warbeck was a pretender to the English throne in the 1490s. The King, Henry VII, was vulnerable to such claims, as his own right to rule was tenuous - having seized the throne in battle from Richard III.

Fan Bay Tunnels - deep into the White Cliffs of Dover

Fan Bay Tunnels - deep into the White Cliffs of Dover

In 2015, the National Trust opened the Fan Bay Deep Shelter to the public for the first time. These are Churchill’s wartime tunnels under white cliffs of Dover, constructed in 1940/41 as accommodation for the gun battery above.

The Tin Can - first made in England 1810

The Tin Can - first made in England 1810

That ubiquitous and useful object - the tin can - came into existence remarkably early. English merchant Peter Durand patented the invention of the tin can for food preservation in 1810. It probably saved many a sailor's life in the Royal Navy, and, perhaps, sometimes killed them too ...

Eltham Palace - celebration of the Jazz Age added to a Tudor palace

Eltham Palace - celebration of the Jazz Age added to a Tudor palace

Eltham Palace in South East London is a uniquely charming combination of Tudor Palace and wealthy industrialists' luxury 1930's Art Deco home. It has frequently featured as a setting in films and television programmes.

The workhouse: a British institution

The workhouse: a British institution

The workhouse has come to be popularly associated with Charles Dickens' portraits of poverty in Victorian England. However, public institutions to organise work for the worst off in society have a much longer history, and can be traced back to a Poor Law Act of 1388, immediately after the Black Death.

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