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Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places

A Historic England campaign supported by specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical  

England’s historic buildings and places bring our extraordinary history to life. Identifiable spots, big and small and spread across the country, have shaped both our nation and our world. Historic England, in partnership with Ecclesiastical, is inviting people to nominate the historical hotspots that they love or that are local to them that they want the world to know more about. 

There are 10 different categories, and each category will be judged by a celebrity, known for their activities and expertise connected to that field. After each category has been judged a podcast will be available detailing the chosen 10 places. 

The selected 100 will feature in a glossy coffee table book; “Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places” to be launched in September 2018

This month's category

  • Protest & Power

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    The struggle for suffrage, suppression of strikes, houses of power, scales of justice. Where are the buildings which house our institutions? Which places have witnessed civil movements, or moments of social upheaval and mobility? We think everybody should know about the places in England that have witnessed some of the most important historic events.

    For example, did you know: A similar device to the guillotine known as the ‘Halifax Gibbet’ was in use in West Yorkshire from 1286 until 1650 and is thought to have been invented there.
     
    The judge for this category is: Historian, writer and broadcaster, David Olusoga
  • And the top ten are...

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    The top ten places in many categories have been selected by the expert judges from hundreds of fantastic nominations.  

    Join presenters Emma Barnett and Suzannah Lipscomb as they travel across the country and visit the places that gave the roots to our national identity. Emma and Suzannah uncover the people and stories that have helped shape England in a series of fascinating podcasts.    

    Listen to the podcasts presented by Emma Barnett and Suzannah Lipscomb.

    Read all about the top ten’s on Historic England's website.

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