Susan Williams uses the latest information to give new depth to the well-known tale of the abdication of Edward VIII.

From wide-angle photographic reconstructions of the whole chapel to intense details, more than 400 pages in this book are devoted to superb colour photographs of Giotto's successfully conserved work.

Surprisingly, this cake is a light concoction of flour and lemon and does not contain a single drop of Madeira. It is so called because it was traditionally enjoyed with…

An apple cost Adam and Eve the Garden of Eden, and caused the siege of Troy in Homer's Iliad. Find out what is so irresistible about this simple yet luscious…

Broad beans seem quintessentially English because they have been with us for centuries.

Rescued from semi-dereliction five years ago and sensitively restored, Melrose House is a handsome example of a prosperous 17th-century merchant's town house. Recent research has revealed that it was innovative…

A fresh drive to encourage landowners and businesses to develop affordable houses in rural areas has been launched by the Prince of Wales to 'tackle a problem that threatens the…

Mountainous and forested, Mid-Wales is still relatively inaccessible. Its house prices are low throughout the region, but rise on the eastern border

The author had plenty of fascinating material to draw on from this colourful figure who was at once a daring soldier, bold politician and interpid adventurer.

Beautifully illustrated, Anne Holland's latest book celebrates the dedication, passion and courage that have made steeplechasing's unforgettable history.

Although it was a Cornish preserve in past centuries, the pasty has become the emblem of Cornwall, to the extent that local producers are now trying to secure EU protection…

Young broad beans can easily be digested in their entirety, but as they grow older, their skins become tough. Learn how to cook them to precision.

The Duke of Cornwall, otherwise known as the Prince of Wales, has put Trematon Castle near Plymouth up for rent. However the lease will last for only 14 years, when…

Although the property market in South Wales used to be mainly local, the region has recently become popular with buyers from farther afield. Nevertheless, prices remain reasonable

An engaging, refreshing diverse guide to the gardens of Dorset, including recently-made gardens like Sticky Wicket with down-to-earth, insightful observations on the gardens' place in both horticulture and history.

This delicious ice cream is just as good when make with damsons. Serve with a plum or raspberry coulis, with brandy snaps or ice cream biscuits, or in brandy snap…

Wild boar survived in England until the 14th century after which a number of attempts were made to reintroduce them, none of which were successful until the 1980s when they…