These stunning Instagram photos prove Scotland is the most beautiful place on Earth

Along and between its 10,250 miles of coastline, Scotland and her isles boast stunning natural landscapes, awe-inspiring manmade structures, and enough wildlife to keep David Attenborough busy. There’s so much to explore north of Hadrian’s Wall that it’s a pity the poor Romans never got to see it. Scotland’s dramatic and varied landscape boasts sky-tickling…

A priest’s hilarious diary reveals how rowdy London’s theatres were in the 1700s

In the late 1700s, a young German priest and self-confessed Anglophile called Karl Philipp Moritz (1756-1793) fulfilled an ambition to go travelling around England. The product of that trip is an incredible diary Journeys of a German in England in 1782, though the translated edition in English is called, somewhat less pithily, Travels, chiefly on Foot, through several parts…