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Elizabeth St John and The Lady of the Tower

22 May 2017

The highlight of this year’s Swindon Festival of Literature for me was meeting Elizabeth St. John. Elizabeth travelled from her 21st century home in California to her ancestral...

Elizabeth Knollys, Lady Leighton

20 May 2017

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, married her millionaire fiance James Matthews today at St Mark’s Church, Englefield in Berkshire in what...

Elizabeth St John – Puritan pioneer

12 May 2017

Have you caught up with Jamestown and how accurate is the portrayal of life in the 17th century pioneering settlement? The eight part series now showing on Sky One tells the story about...

The Lost Palace of Nonsuch

15 December 2016

Earlier this month the future of a watercolour painting of the lost palace of Nonsuch by Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel was saved from export and secured for the nation. The rare painting,...