The Bantam Battalions of World War One
The History of Britain,
October 09th 2015
At the outbreak of World War One, the height requirement for recruits to the British Army was 5ft 3ins. It soon became apparent that this rule excluded many fit and healthy men, and so the Bantam battalions were formed...
The Norman Conquest
The History of England,
October 07th 2015
The story of how Duke William of Normandy invaded England in 1066 and effectively ended Anglo-Saxon rule in Britain.
September 28th 2015
Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days...