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Great Fires and Recovered Ships

July Newsletter from British History Tours

Introduction from Philippa

Hi Everyone!

We are going through a heatwave here in the UK this week and boy is it hot but it hasn't slowed us down here at BHT! 

Following on from my article on Henry VIII's burial place on BBC last week I have now been asked to write a follow up article (although I'm keeping the title secret for now)! If you didn't get chance to read the article here is the link......

I hope you have a glorious week. Please drop by our Facebook page and let us know what historical places you've been visiting, we'd love to know! Maybe share some of your photos?

Bye for now! 


Latest News:

We're the full package.

We can now provide flights, accommodation and transport! 

As well as creating the perfect itinerary for you and your interests we can now provide you with the full package! BHT has teamed up with Tranquillity Travel, a highly respected and experienced independent travel agent, in Worcestershire. They are fully bonded with ABTA and ATOL protection for your total peace of mind!

The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth has reopened!

© Mary Rose Museum - Portsmouth

For those who've never been, go! It's fantastic. 

For those who've been before, the revamped museum promises the ability to get closer than ever before to Henry VIII's ship.

Don't forget to download our 'Henry VIII: Duke of York and Father of the Royal Navy' to take with you. You'll learn the history of the Mary Rose as well as enjoy a 15% discount at the gift shop and 15% off walk up entry to the nearby Spinnaker Tower for a birds eye view of Portsmouth and the Solent, where the Mary Rose sank in 1545!

Did you sign up to receive a free trail?

Those of you who signed up a few months ago to receive your free history trail have now been sent an email with details of how to get yours. If you have not received it please check your spam folders or contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

​What events are we commemorating?

Monument - City of London

​2016 marks 350 years since a massive fire consumed the majority of the City of London.

The Great Fire of London 1666 In the early hours of 2nd September 1666 fire broke out in a bakery on Pudding Lane in the City of London. Four days later the majority of the city had been destroyed and at least 65,000 people displaced. Learn about the events of September 1666, how the City was rebuilt and how it commemorated the most devastating event in its history in our fantastic 'Great Fire of London' trail.  

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