People in history

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

A volunteer dressed as a Victorian cook baking in the kitchen at Cragside, Northumberland
Beatrix Potter at Keswick show

Remarkable women from our places 

Delve back into the past to discover the remarkable women who helped shape our places. Meet the political player who helped restore the monarchy, beloved children's authors and an acclaimed archaeologist.

Agnes Pochin, Laura McLaren and Priscilla Bright-McLaren

Exploring suffrage and the women in our history 

We’re marking 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote by exploring the history of women and female suffrage at our places.

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Tudor stories revealed at The Vyne

As part of a £5.4million roof project at The Vyne in Hampshire you can discover the story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s Royal Progress in October 1535. Re-presented showrooms on the ground floor of the house explore the Tudor Royal visit hosted by Henry’s Lord Chamberlain, William Sandys.

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