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Wherever you go in the world you will find traditions associated with Christmas, from decorating trees and hanging stockings to sending cards and munching mince pies. We all have our favourite traditions. Here is part II of our Christmas Traditions blog, taking a closer look at the history behind some of the most popular things that we do at this...
Wherever you go in the world you will find traditions associated with Christmas, from decorating trees and hanging stockings to sending cards and munching mince pies. We all have our favourite traditions. Here is part II of our Christmas Traditions blog, taking a closer look at the history behind some of the most popular things that we do at this...
Gary Oldman is well known for his many roles in movies such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter as well as Batman and many more. He recently took on his recent role as Britain’s legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in the Oscar winning film ‘Darkest hour’. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the influential leaders that lead Britain...
Today marks 250 years since the birth of the First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley . Known for his triumph over Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, he is considered a British Military Hero. But here are 10 things you may not have known about the First Duke of Wellington. Is today actually the Dukes Birthday? We don’t know exactly...
Previously the longest reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria’s time on the throne spanned six decades, 20 prime ministers and an age of innovation and change that has shaped our society. Queen Victoria’s influence resonates with us to this day, but here are some interesting facts you may not have known about one of Britain’s best known rulers.
“… A bit of paper just large enough to bear the stamp, and covered at the back with a glutinous wash” – Rowland Hill Rowland Hill calculated that it made more financial sense to price deliveries by weight. Until then, the cost of delivery of a letter was paid by the recipient – and the price was dependent on the number of miles travelled and the...
Whether we are dropping them into collecting tins, filling up piggy banks or trying to win more of them in slot machines, copper coins have been an important part of British life for centuries. However, the British Treasury has hinted at the possibility of removing the one and two penny from circulation, and the idea has inevitably divided the...
For as long as coins have existed, artists have been required to design them. After all, a coin without a design is simply a blank piece of metal and therefore not a coin at all. The art of coin design is a demanding discipline that requires a high degree of technical accuracy and the ability to conceptualise a design in three dimensions. Not...
A large quantity of Roman coins was found by two metal detectorists in a woodland area of Derbyshire. Following an inquest at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court held on January 21 st 2019, the coins have been officially declared as treasure!

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