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Royal pomp and pageantry dominate English Heritage events in Golden Jubilee year. Its Royal Heritage programme features more than 650 events including "Royal Progresses" - tours around castles and houses countrywide until September 28. There will also be a celebration of the influence of queens through the ages from Boudicca to Elizabeth II. Venues include Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire (June 29-30), Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire (August 17-18) and Barnard Castle, Co Durham (August 31-September 1). Other highlights include "History in Action!" at Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire (August 10-11), where over 3,000 re-enactment performers will recreate English life over the past 2,000 years.
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