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.

Bayeux tapestry

History of England

The Norman Conquest

The story of how Duke William of Normandy invaded England in 1066 and effectively ended Anglo-Saxon rule in Britain....

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History of Scotland

Halloween in Scotland

Scottish Halloween, 31 October or All Hallows Eve celebrations in Scotland...

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Owen Glendower Coat of Arms


History of Wales

Owain Glyndwr

Owain Glyndwr (Owen Glendower), Prince of Wales, Medieval Welsh nationalist leader, organised a rebellion against the English king, Henry IV

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Battle of Trafalgar  

History of Britain

Trafalgar Day

Trafalgar Day on October 21st remembers the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson on HMS Victory...

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An old clock face

Historic October

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 - October

Halloween - The origins of Halloween or All Hallows Eve in Britain...

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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:

November 2015: Guy Fawkes, Bonfire Night in the 1950s and 1960s, Dylan Thomas, Jack Sheppard, St Andrew, Pantomime...

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