With the Roman Conquest in 43 AD came the first written records of England's history. From the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall to the lesser known villas and amphitheatres that once dotted the land, Britain has a surprisingly large amount of Roman ruins that can still be visited today.
Patrick O'Brian, C S Forester and Captain Marryat all based their literary heroes on Thomas Cochrane, but in the latest lecture at the Maritime Museum on Wednesday 31 October, David Cordingly shows Cochrane's own real life exploits were far more daring and exciting than those of his fictional counterparts.
For the first time in the UK Bats can be seen in an indoor nocturnal environment at the British Bat Sanctuary at Woodlands Leisure Park near Dartmouth. Sylvia Bevis from the Devon Bat Group is very excited about the project ?I have been working with bats for twenty years? she said ?for the first time the public will be able to see British Bats behaving naturally in a habitat planned to suit their needs?