What is Heritage?

Hi, my name is David Ross, and I have the pleasure of being the Heritage Editor for The History Herald. Consider me your roving history reporter. Over the coming months I'll be poppiing up in unexpected places, and giving you the lowdown on some pretty nifty historic places to visit aound the UK.

I'm pretty excited about exploring the heritage of Britain in your company, and I hope you'll enjoy looking over my shoulder as we delve into the best of British heritage, history, and culture.

To start us off, here's a question that has puzzled me for some time; what exactly is this thing I call 'heritage'?


Petworth House Hosts Unique Turner exhibition

Petworth House - National-Trust Images - Arnhel de SerraTurner’s Sussex, at the National Trust’s Petworth House, will be the first exhibition to bring together the East and West Sussex works of JMW Turner, one of the nation’s greatest painters.

Opening on 12 January 2013, the exhibition features more than 40 carefully selected loaned exhibits of Turner’s Sussex works, drawn from major national collections including Tate, the V&A, and the British Museum, as well as from regional collections and private owners.

Turner’s Sussex takes place in Petworth’s newly refurbished Exhibition Gallery in its historic Servants’ Quarters building.