Daman Parkinson

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Will the lynx help the largest forest in England claw back some tourists?

In the heart of Kielder Village, Northumberland, hemmed in by Sitka spruce, the people are waiting for news of their proposed new neighbours. It’s late July, the summer tourist season, but, save for a few mountain bikers, there’s an eerie quietness.<p>The sparsely populated Kielder Forest Park, the …

This Is the Diet That Helped Me Get a 6-Pack

Have you heard about those crazy detoxes where people eat only produce? Since I've been into doing experiments with exercise and my diet, I thought I'd give this a try. My plan was to eat fresh, frozen, and cooked fruits and veggies for two weeks straight — I know, kind of extreme, but I was up for …

On this day in 1645: The Battle of Naseby, the turning point in the English Civil War

The Battle of Naseby was the decisive encounter of the First Civil War. It was fought on 14 June 1645, around 20 miles south of Leicester.<p>Parliament’s forces had been overhauled in February that year, emerging as the New Model Army. Unlike the previous militias, the New Model Army was full time, …

World History

Life in Tudor London

From the stench of fish markets to the raucous racket of playhouses and pedestrian traffic jams, visitors to Tudor London were accosted by the …

England

The Best Strength Exercise for Cyclists

Do 10 deadlifts with a 10-pound dumbbell in each hand. If the last one was not a struggle (it won’t be for most), repeat with 15-pound dumbbells. If you can maintain form and pace for eight to 10 reps, go to 20-pound dumbbells, then to 25, then to 30 or an unweighted, 60-pound hex bar. Once you …

Cycling

The 10 beautiful Scottish lochs you must visit in your lifetime

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How To Make Insanely Good Edible Cookie Dough

With a little trial and error — and lots and lots of dough — I figured it out.<p><i>For</i> Epicurious<i>, by Katherine Sacks.</i><p>It’s hard to find a child (or, um, an adult, TBH) who doesn’t like licking the spoon while mixing cookie dough. Not only is it hard to wait for the baked cookies to be done, but there’s …

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books | Colossal

<p>When thinking of a symbolic foe to battle in a medieval book, many creatures come to mind: dragons, wolves, or perhaps rabbits, but the poor …

Books

Band posters of the Renaissance: how medieval music fans showed off their taste

Did you once put a poster of your favourite music artist on your bedroom wall? Are there a few faded gig T-shirts in your bottom drawer? Have you …

Cover Art

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake With Oreo Crust

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To make the crust:<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.<p>Finely crush the cookies in a food processor, …

This 6-foot-tall Renaissance book perfectly captures the timeless art of managing up

If you want to bribe a king, send him the biggest possible book. Ideally, make it a world atlas with giant maps showing all the countries he has conquered, as well as domains awaiting his dominion. And at the back, slip in a map of the Holy Land, where he can go once his reign is …

British Library

Bede

Bede (c. 673 CE - 735 CE) was an English monk, historian, and scholar who lived in the Kingdom of Northumbria. He is at times referred to as the …

Border Crossing to Cymru

Worn corduroy, doting Welsh, train wrecks, dolmen stones, imagined blackberries, dead sheep, burning greens, sable-maned witches & the sea.<p><b>I. The</b> …

Literature

Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Medieval Dragons

Why were dragons so popular—and what was a dragon in the Middle Ages, anyway? Here are a few things you might not know about medieval dragons

20 of Scotland’s best hikes, from one-day walks and family trips to epic adventures

Few countries can match Scotland’s dramatic landscapes. Get your walking boots ready for these 20 greatest hikes, including best coastal walk, top …

Scotland

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Remembrance Day

Best board games 2018: Our pick of the best board and card games for players aged 8 to 80

Fancy a change from Cluedo and Monopoly? Try something new with our pick of the best board games you can buy<p>Board games have seen something of a …

Tips for Baking Better Cookies

Bake Better Cookies<p>Master a few techniques and learn some quick tips to turn out perfectly crispy, chewy, sweet cookies every time you bake.<p>Soften …

Who decided Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, should be executed?

A central figure in the council of King Henry VIII, and king in all but name for three years during the reign of Edward VI, the Duke of Somerset met …

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Secrets and stories of Durham Cathedral

<b>Durham Cathedral has been voted the country's best heritage site by readers of BBC Countryfile magazine. Here are just some of the secrets and stories to be found in the 920-year-old building.</b><p>The women's line<p>Today's visitors can be found scattered around Durham Cathedral, speaking in hushed tones, …

The absurd history of British-Spanish rivalry, from Henry VIII to Gibraltar

The war of words over the rocky outcrop is only the latest spat in 500 years of squabbling between the two countries<p>Brexit began in 1527. It was, in essence, a spat with Spain. The man responsible for this dramatic and deeply unsettling change in Britain’s constitution was a fat, childish and …

Europe

The Tudor guide to colonising the world

Cannibalism, plunder, starvation and murder - they all appear in an epic Tudor account of English voyages of discovery, compiled by a man who rarely …