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Canterbury Tales bring medieval fun to Belton

A real summer treat is in store at Belton House, between Sleaford and Grantham. On Friday July 22, Pantaloons Theatre Company bring Chaucer’s pilgrims to life in this brand new adaptation of the medieval classic, the Canterbury Tales. With a contemporary twist, the performance brings music, laughter and tears as a cast of larger than…

Six things you must do in Canterbury: Bagpuss, Chaucer and boats trips on the River Stour

A zippy new train service has put the tranquil cathedral city in Kent within an hour’s reach of London, making it an easy place to visit for many people. Gareth Huw Davies followed at high speed in the footsteps of the Canterbury pilgrims to the perfect Christmas destination. This is his must-do list… 1…ON THE…

1066 and all those baby names

Norman names such as William, Henry and Alice have been popular for 1,000 years. Why did the English copy their invaders? The date 1066. William the Conqueror. King Harold with the arrow in his eye. Soldiers in those nose-protector helmets. But many people will struggle to come up with more than these sketchy facts about…