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Thomas Cromwell’s Tudor London mansion revealed in unprecedented detail and first-ever artist’s impression

New insights come on anniversary of Cromwell’s death and ahead of the final part of the ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy which hits West End later this year

Oldest book of English literature in the world available to browse online for the first time

One of the oldest books of English literature in the world - created more than 1,000 years ago - is now available for anyone to browse online for the first time.

Experts and filmmakers to discuss how historians can better inform period drama at virtual conference

Experts and filmmakers will discuss new directions in period drama, including how historical research can inform productions, at an event which will give unique glimpse into how stories from the past end up on screen.

Powerful political leaders gathered in the South West – a thousand years before the Cornish G7

The imminent G7 meeting in Cornwall is not the first time leaders have taken advantage of spectacular settings in the South West to boost their political fortunes.

New documentary series shows mystery, history and beauty of Cornwall’s maritime churches

A new documentary series shows the mystery, beauty and history of Cornwall’s stunning maritime churches.

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