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Medieval History Magazine, a new monthly glossy magazine, produced by The Royal Armouries, the Leeds-based museum of arms and armour, is an English version of Histoire Medievale, published in France by Harnois Editions SARL. It costs pound;3.60 from WH Smith and other retail outlets or is available on subscription.

Tel: Philip Shaw, editor on 0113 209 1530

Best of British, a monthly glossy magazine that celebrates and records the social history of the country, can be used to supplement the studies of schoolchildren and students. It costs pound;2.95 at newsagents or TES readers can obtain a year's subscription for pound;25 (normally pound;32). Collette Dimbleby, Warners, West Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9PH, Tel: 01778 391180 Email:


Young historians are working on archaeological digs, creating plays that re-enact the past, re-building important local landmarks, recording social, ecological and historical history and creating exhibitions thanks to grants worth between pound;3,000 and pound;25,000 offered through the Local Heritage Initiative. Community groups are awarded these lottery grants to help them undertake heritage projects across England.Tel: 0870 9000

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