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Helmsley Castle and a canter through British history
Helmsley Castle and a canter through British history

Helmsley Castle and a canter through British history

The guy behind me, approaching the rather unwelcoming gatehouse, grumbled, somewhat disparagingly, “Well, it’s just a ruin.” He was evidently a reluctant visitor to Helmsley Castle, poor soul.  He was half-right – Helmsley Castle is a ruin – and Britain…

The British Museum – origins, controversy and internationalism
The British Museum – origins, controversy and internationalism

The British Museum – origins, controversy and internationalism

The British Museum is regularly at the top of the list of the most visited attractions in Britain.  Something in excess of 6 million people – considerably more than the population of Denmark – walk through its doors and tour…