Understanding the past - where we have come from and what has moulded us - is important everywhere, and nowhere more so than in Northern Ireland's largest city. For 250 years Belfast, though quite unlike anywhere else in Ireland, was similar to many of the other great industrial cities of the United Kingdom. It embraced the industrial revolution wholeheartedly, and witnessed enormous economic success and ex...
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Sherwood Forest is Britain's 'heart of oak', a beautiful and tranquil place that retains a special magic whatever the season. Among the great trees of this ancient woodland are said to have roamed the folk hero Robin Hood and his band of loyal supporters. Where he is reputed to have trod, walker Brian Conduit follows, creating gentle meanders through the history of the area. The walks have easy to follow di...
Jane Southworth. Bastard daughter of Sir Richard Shireburn, great knight of the realm. Outspoken wife of nobleman John Southworth of Samlesbury Hall. Friend of Alice Nutter, farmer, humanitarian and alleged witch of Pendle. At her dying husband's bedside, Jane's extraordinary diary is born. Confessional, raw, evocative, her soul-deep writings reveal her world, her forbidden beliefs and desires. Around her, ...