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History Magazine - May 2017

Welcome to the Historic UK History Magazine, featuring hundreds of articles, videos and interactive maps to explore. We also add a wealth of new content every month so be sure to bookmark this page!

What's New in Historic UK Magazine?

Rationing in World War Two
Culture UK,
May 22nd 2017
Ever wondered how much food a person was entitled to during rationing in World War Two?
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History of Arrowheads
The History of England,
May 14th 2017
The medieval arrowsmith skillfully crafted metal into efficient and deadly arrowheads. But did you know there were many different styles of arrowheads, developed for specific uses...
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Crossword Panic of 1944
The History of Britain,
May 13th 2017
The planning of the D Day landings was almost complete - what could possibly go wrong?...
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Contents

For ease of navigation, we've split the History Magazine into eight sections:

  • Kings and Queens of England and Britain - recently updated!
    Meet the 66 monarchs that ruled England and Britain over a period of 1500 years. Some died in bed, some in battle, some in most unusual circumstances; some were great warriors, some were great statesmen, some were...not!  Browse this section for a brief history of each monarch and their reign - including some of those little extra details often omitted in the history books!
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  • History of Britain
  • Click here for this month's articles on the History of Britain.
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  • History of England
  • Click here for this month's articles on the History of England.
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  • History of Scotland
  • Click here for this month's articles on the History of Scotland.
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  • History of Wales
  • Click here for this month's articles on the History of Wales.
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  • Living History 
  • Browse our new Living History section for details of Living History displays and re-enactments taking place in our very popular Living History Events Diary, living history societies, photo albums from past events, and much more!
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  • Culture UK 
  • In this section, you will discover what makes the British so...British! From seasonal celebrations such as Bonfire Night and Pancake Day to great poets and authors; from Afternoon Tea and Fish and Chips to witches, fairies and the Loch Ness Monster; from Fashion through the Ages to Rugby and Cricket...  
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  • Destinations UK 
  • Explore this green and pleasant land from your armchair! Here at Historic UK we have handpicked our favourite destinations to share with you; some are well known whilst some are more off the beaten track, but all have much to offer the visitor...