Exclusive for Members
Welcome to your exclusive content page, where you can delve deeper into the story of England. Watch videos, browse backdated issues of your Members' Magazine and read articles about our historic properties or why not have a go at one of our many quizzes to test your historical knowledge?
Songs of England
In this video series in collaboration with The Nest Collective, we explore the stories behind traditional English folk songs that have connections to historic places.
Join Matt Thompson and Sam Lee for the eleventh episode as they discuss 'The Lady of Carlisle' which tells the tale of a woman – courted by two men – who tests her suitors with a dangerous trial of courage in a den of beasts. The song has been paired with England's most beseiged castle: Carlisle Castle in Cumbria.
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss the song 'Salisbury Plain' set on the vast landscape of the same name.
A Ship To Old England Came
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss a song whose lyrics speak of the long naval history of Dover Castle.
The Bedfordshire May Carol
Sam Lee and Matt Thompson talk about this traditional May carol, performed in days gone by on the doorsteps of homes such as Wrest Park.
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss a song that evokes the many partings that have taken place at Pendennis Castle over the centuries.
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss a song about a fictional man's murder and burial, with Stonehenge a fitting match for this dark tale.
The Four Loom Weaver
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss 'The Four Loom Weaver', a traditional song that reflects the Industrial Revolution and the Iron Bridge.
The Old Garden Gate
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss 'The Old Garden Gate', a mournful tale inspired by Audley End House and Gardens.
When Fortune Turns the Wheel
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss 'When Fortune Turns the Wheel', a traditional parting song inspired by Hadrian's Wall.
Sweet Nightingale, Tintagel Castle
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they discuss 'Sweet Nightingale', thought to have been imported from Germany by Cornish tin miners in the 1800s.
The Whitby Lad, Whitby Abbey
Join Sam Lee and Matt Thompson as they examine the musical tale of the 'Whitby Lad', a wayward boy sentenced to life in a penal colony in Australia.
Meet the Experts
From falconry to cookery, and even historical make-up, our experts help us to bring to life the fascinating stories of our sites. Meet some of those 'in the know' as they share their knowledge and experiences with us.Find out more
Our expert historians and curators provide the most up-to-date insights, unveiling the secrets of some of the most important historic sites in the country. We invite you to step into England's story with historical articles and features created especially for you.Rediscover History
Read the latest Members' magazine and delve into the archive with some of our previous editions.Read your October 2020 issue
From Stonehenge to Queen Victoria, test your history know-how with our quizzes. Whether just challenging yourself or hosting a virtual quiz with family and friends, we've got your history rounds covered. We've even got quizzes just for kids!
The latest quiz is our Biggest Quiz in History and is split over several rounds. See how you get on!Take a quiz