This week: Royal residences

They are sometimes said to be the nation’s real crown jewels: the various palaces, castles and other grand houses which for centuries have formed the backdrop to royal life in the United Kingdom – from Sandringham and Windsor in England to Hillsborough in Northern Ireland, and from Balmoral and Holyrood in Scotland to Llwynywermod in Wales. With the recent change in monarch, however, the future of these splendid (and undeniably costly) royal residences seems now to be under the spotlight. A source close to King Charles III told The Sunday Times in October that plans are afoot to turn at…

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Unlocking Prehistoric Houses

Down we probed into each and, before long, another surprise. Each contained a human skeleton, ranging from an adult woman to a child and, finally, a new-born infant. They were burying the dead under the floorboards!…