Kids' Area

Welcome to the kids' area, where you can learn about England’s history. Within each historical period you can discover more about everyday life in the past, including real people from the rich and famous to the general population, our properties and key historical events. There are online magazines under each section, plus videos, activities, games, recipes and much more. 

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History highlights

Marvellous medicines

In the 17th century, the Countess of Kent, Elizabeth Grey, wrote one of the first ever celebrity cookbooks. (Or did she?) Plus, it wasn't just filled with recipes for her favourite dinners: it also contained some mad medicines for different illnesses too... snail slime, anyone? Find out more below!

Also this month: did you know that the famous prehistoric monument Stonehenge lines up with the summer solstice in June? Find out what this means and more, with our top pages to explore this month. 

Elizabeth Grey's marvellous medicines

Spotlight on: Food and Feasting

Explore our guide to food and feasting from English History. Discover gruesome grub through the ages like turtle soup and get to know Mrs Crocombe — who you might recognise from the English Heritage Youtube channel

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Explore 500,000 years of the past with our expandable timeline, taking you on a whistlestop tour through some of the most famous moments in England's story.  You'll meet emperors and conquerors, hear tales of fire and famine, discover inventors and adventurers, unearth prehistoric bones and come face to face with kings and queens.

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As an exclusive offering for family members, kids can pick up one of our nifty pop badges every time you visit English Heritage sites. Plus, you can also pick up a lanyard to collect them on. 

Make sure you keep a look out for the limited edition pop badges!

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Listen to Kids Rule! magazine

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