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English Heritage is a British charity organization dedicated to preserving historic sites in Great Britain, including relics from the prehistoric, Roman, and medieval eras. For those who want to do a bit of British exploring from afar, English Heritage also offers Story of England, an illustrated tour of Great Britain from the prehistoric era to the present. Visitors are invited to explore the Story of England by era (organized into a timeline at the top of the webpage) and by theme (e.g., power and politics, religion, daily life). Once visitors select an era and theme, they can view photographs, artifacts, artwork, and more from that particular era, accompanied by a short essay. For instance, when one selects, "Gregorians" and, "Daily Life," they are invited to check out four illustrated essays related to this theme, including an essay about the eccentric writer Philip Thicknesse and an essay about the Wellington boots. The Story of England offers a delightful way to learn tidbits of fascinating British history.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-01-12
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0112

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