People in history

Discover some of the social history behind our places and uncover fascinating facts about the people who have lived in them

Visitors looking up at Lanscroon's ceiling painting in the Blue Drawing Room at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys.
Kirsty Wark stands in front of a suffragette statue

Our women's suffrage podcast series presented by Kirsty Wark 

In this five-part series we lift the lid on our archives to uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.

Stories from our places

Visitors and a dog in the garden at Greenway

Walk in famous footsteps 

From pop-culture icons and authors to seafarers and scientists, take a walk in famous footsteps and get closer to the people who have shaped history.

Edith Lady Londonderry in the gardens at Mount Stewart

How Victorian plant hunters shaped our gardens 

Find out more about the men and women who traveled the world in search of beautiful plants and brought them back to our gardens.

Lady Jane Grey in her VAD nurses uniform at Stamford Military Hospital (Dunham Massey), Cheshire

Women’s stories from the First World War 

We look after many places with connections to the First World War. Discover stories from the women who played a vital role in the war.


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