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'Just William' stories

William Brown is the boy who is forever 11 years old.

5 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Rolls-Royce Phantom

BRITAIN'S GREATEST MASTERPIECES

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

The name of the rose

With Harkness launching a new rose named 'Queen Elizabeth II' in June, Steven Desmond looks back at the history of naming plants after monarchs

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

Transporting splendour

Royal Yacht Britannia, Leith, Edinburgh A property of the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust | The Queen is the best-travelled monarch in British history. John Goodall looks at the story of the yacht she helped furnish, both as her floating home and as a theatre of state

8 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

Where classic style reigns

Far from being a passive dresser, The Queen pays close attention to what she wears and what those clothes convey. She has left a lasting impression on the fashion industry, believes Justine Picardie

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

History set in stone

Four extraordinary country houses new to the market include an original 'West Country Ziggurat' and a manor once part of the Highgrove estate

6 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

Long to reign over us

What are the origins of our national anthem? John Goodall investigates the extraordinary story behind both the tune and the words, as well as their influence on other nations

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

Fit for a monarch

Platinum is one of the world's rarest metals and fiendishly difficult to master. Sarah Royce-Greensill looks back at its discovery and meets the jewellers brave enough to use it

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

'It was spine tingling'

The choristers at the Coronation are now in their eighties, but recall vividly the day they sang for The Queen, as Andrew Green discovers

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

Kitchen garden cook - Cherries

Melanie Johnson makes a showstopping pavlova

3 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

The fairest of them all

From ancient châteaux to sweeping vineyard views, Carolyn Boyd has the pick of France's most beautiful villages

7 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Trade up

From a Moroccan hideaway to a romantic Italian tower, these spectacular properties are all for sale at the price of a one-bedroom flat in Putney, finds Holly Kirkwood

2 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

In a league of its own

Letitia Clark embraces Sardinia's distinctive culture, bold colours and pared-down cooking

3 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Half the size, triple the fun

Headstrong little characters that turn heads wherever they go, Welsh terriers might look like miniature Airedales, but they have a personality entirely of their own, finds Katy Birchall

6 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

The houses of contentment

The need for diversification to keep estates afloat is nothing new-but be it Irish whiskey or Welsh gin, country-house brews look like the next big thing, believes Matthew Dennison

7 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Life's a beach

From towering sea stacks to endangered penguins, the world's most interesting beaches offer more than pristine sand and crystalline waters, finds Antonia Windsor

6 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Food, glorious food

Three grand gourmands reveal their ideal place to live abroad to Eleanor Doughty

5 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Here's looking at ewe, kid

Tasked with shearing his neighbour's sheep late on a warm June night, the clickety-click of John Lewis-Stempel's metal hand-shears is accompanied by a vociferous twilight chorus of crickets, birds and bats

4 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

A spark of genius

Living abroad proved inspirational for four great British minds, as Carla Passino discovers

5 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

A winning combination

A clean, green structure balanced by romantic billowy planting is the key to this beautifully judged garden, reveals Non Morris

5 mins read
Country Life UK
June 22, 2022

Capturing the royal gaze

Over the course of her reign, more than 1,000 artists have been invited to paint Her Majesty. Charlotte Mullins reveals some of the secrets behind seven of the most recognisable

8 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

To honour our Queen

The Household Cavalry faces the busiest season in its 360-year history, but its dedicated men and women are ready for the challenge, reports Octavia Pollock

6 mins read
Country Life UK
May 25, 2022

A fine mess

Former military buildings sold off as the armed forces modernise can be architectural gold dust to discerning developers, finds

4 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

The plants are the thing

Flower Show was much better than I expected

3 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

Land of dreams

Three large farming estates in some of the prettiest corners of England come to market

5 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

One ring to rule them all

A man of many obsessions, Jonathan Self was recently inspired to commission a new signet ring to add to his collection–this one representing his own life, in the style of those worn by medieval merchants

6 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

Powell-Cotton Museum dioramas

DIGITAL technology has expanded the range of ways via which museums convey stories to the public, but you can’t beat a diorama for inciting a sense of awe in Nature. Those at the Powell-Cotton Museum in Quex Park, Kent, reawaken the feelings of wonder and exhilaration from childhood, when first going to a zoo or opening a vividly illustrated book of exotic beasts.

3 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

Ollie Dabbous

The Michelin-starred chef-patron of Hide talks to Flora Watkins about cooking up a storm for Royal Ascot and why Holland Park is home

3 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

If you can't beat them, hire them

England look to emulate their opponents, New Zealand, to lay the foundations for future success. Will it succeed, asks James Fisher

3 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

Access all areas

On June 11 and 12, hundreds of private and hidden gardens will open their gates to the public for London Square Open Gardens Weekend. Natasha Goodfellow enjoys a preview

5 mins read
Country Life UK
June 01, 2022

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