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.

Anne Mortimer

History of England

Anne Mortimer, the Forgotten Plantagenet

Inside the Church of All Saints in the small Hertfordshire village of Kings Langley lays the tomb of a young woman whose bloodline flows through 600 years of English monarchy. And yet Anne de Mortimer was just 20 years old when she died in 1411...

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History of Scotland

Haggis, Scotland's National Dish

Haggis, national dish of Scotland...but what exactly is a haggis?...

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St Teilo


History of Wales

St Teilo

St Teilo was a 6th century monk and bishop, and an early Welsh Saint. The patron saint of fruit trees and horses, his feast day is celebrated on 9 February...

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History of Britain


Whilst there are many Britons who would struggle to recall a ten shilling note and its value today (for the record, it is 50p in today’s money!), in comparison to the rest of the world, Britain lagged behind in the decimalisation stakes...

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An old clock face

Historic February

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!

Morris Dancing

Culture UK

Folklore Year - February

Pancake Day...Large numbers of people, often in fancy dress, racing down streets tossing pancakes...yes, it's Pancake Day again!

Leap Year Superstitions...The 29th February is an especially important day. Anything started on this day is said to be assured of success!

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Hemyock Castle

Destinations UK

Hemyock Castle

Hemyock Castle is tucked away behind high stone walls in the peaceful village of Hemyock in the Blackdown Hills in Devon...

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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:

March 2016: Easter, St David's Day, Livingstone, Peasant's Revolt, Scott of the Antarctic...

You can find our full list of forward features for 2016 by clicking on this link.