If -- like us -- you were surprised that the Wars of the Roses were not a set-to about flowerbeds, leaf through your purse and count out £4 for a family ticket for up to two adults and up to three children aged up to 16 to Selly Manor (a £9.50 value). Plantagenet yourselves in one of Birmingham's oldest buildings -- it dates back to the 1300s -- and duke it out with Tudor history. Tour the manor itself and learn about the battles of every day life for nobles and servants, before heading through the cottage garden to the turf seat to sniff out herbs both medicinal and culinary, and duck under the beams of the cruck-framed medieval house Minworth Greaves. Today's deal for budding historians can help them get an earl-y start on learning about the past.
Enjoy By 8 October, 2012