A primary school in Cumbria is bringing their history lesson alive today. Lanercost pupils are hosting a Tudor banquet at Naworth Castle near Brampton to complement the learning they have been doing this term.
Staff and children will be dressed in period costume for the event in the Castle's banqueting Hall. Friends of Lanercost are providing the food.
The prolific broadcaster and television presenter, Dr Starkey was once styled in the national press as "the rudest man in Britain" for his acerbic and forthright comments on "The Moral Maze" and "Question Time".
Dr David Starkey, a leading British constitutional historian, is to address the Cumbria branch of the Historical Association to speak on the Tudor period at an open meeting in Carlisle on Monday 5 November at 7pm.
A new family history centre has been opened by the Scottish Culture secretary in Hawick.
New service allows local people to trace their ancestory in the Scottish Borders.The centre is the forst of many to be opened across Scotland.
The records will give people access to more than 80 million Scots stretching back 500 years.It was opened by the Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop
Mother and daughter Gwen Stein and Joyce Walker have been using the service to trace their family history.They say the service is invaluable. "It is essential, it puts Hawick on the map. I can do all my research here instead of travelling to Edinburgh."
"The specialist staff have a lot of knowledge about local places, and they all have their own speciality."