History UK - What's New This Month?

Every month we present new feature articles relating to the history of this green and pleasant land. If you have any suggestions for upcoming articles please feel free to contact us.

Great Fire of London 1212

History of England

Great Fire of London 2012

Mention ‘The Great Fire of London’ and most people think of the 1666 disaster. However more people were killed in the Great Fire of 1212...

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History of Scotland

Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771, in a small third floor flat in College Wynd in Edinburgh’s Old Town... 

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History of Wales


The National Eisteddfod is the largest and oldest celebration of Welsh culture, unique throughout Europe...

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Great Horse Manure Crisis  

History of Britain

Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894

By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were drowning in horse manure. The London Times predicted in 1894 that in 50 years time, every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.

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An old clock face

Historic August

On This Day In...

Born Today In...

Our definitive guide on the births, death, and major events that happened on all 365 days of the year. We also post our favourite #onthisday on our Twitter feed, so don't forget to follow us!

Easter folklore

Culture UK

Folklore Year - August

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Golden Boy at Pye Corner

Destinations UK

The Golden Boy of Pye Corner

Although most people are aware that Pudding Lane was the starting point for the Great Fire of London, few know where it finally stopped. The answer? A rather seedy corner of medieval London, at the corner of Cock Lane and Giltspur Street.

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Coming Soon...

With new articles being uploaded every month, be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly!  Below is a list of our forward features for the next month:

September 2015:  Michaelmas, Battle of Flodden Field, Owen Glendower, Battle of Stamford Bridge, Great Fire of London 1666...

You can find our full list of forward features for 2015 by clicking on this link.