Blackpool Tower is one of Britain’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions, familiar to millions of seaside holidaymakers.
The Honest Truth
With a 76-year gap between Fred Perry and Andy Murray’s Grand Slam triumphs, British tennis is often seen as lagging behind the rest of the world – but history suggests that may not be the case.
Elizabeth I and Cleopatra are perhaps the most recognisable, but a new book, Warriors And Wenches, details some of the lesser-known women who made their mark on history.
From hotdogs in the States to Scotland’s square slice, sausages are loved the world over.
Coconuts have been around for longer than man. They saved the life of a budding US President, sparked the first soap opera, and have been used to both kill and protect.
Russia’s culture, history and politics have been both revered and reviled in the West.
Lindisfarne is one of the most magical and historic places on the British Isles.
Used in everything from toothpaste to chocolate, algae is one of the most powerful organisms on earth, and has historic ties with Scotland.
They brandished broomsticks, stirred cauldrons and cast spells – or did they? A new book, A History Of Magic And Witchcraft, debunks some of the myths surrounding witches. Author Frances Timbers tells Stevie Gallacher The Honest Truth about witches and witchcraft
It has been a tourist magnet for centuries, an irresistible draw for millions.
Trees are an important part of the British landscape, and now they’re being celebrated in A History of Trees, a book which looks at how they have shaped our economy, warfare and superstition.