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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.

King Alfred

History of England

King Alfred and the Cakes

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” (Rudyard Kipling). One of the best known stories in English history is that of King Alfred and the cakes...

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Robert Burns for History UK

History of Scotland

Robert 'Rabbie' Burns

Robert Burns, Scotland's great poet, is immortalised every year on January 25th with the ritual of the Burns Supper... 

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St Dwynwen for History UKHistory of Wales

St Dwynwen's Day

St Dwynwen, Welsh saint of lovers and friendship, has her own day on the 25th January...

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Victoria Cross Crimea War

History of Britain

The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War.

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An old clock faceHistoric January

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!



Burlington ArcadeDestinations UK

Burlington Arcade

In the heart of Mayfair in London, you will find Burlington Arcade and the Burlington Beadles, the oldest and smallest police force in the world.......

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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:

February 2015:  Valentines Day, Pancake Day, St David's Day, Decimalisation, The Calcutta Cup...

You can find our full list of forward features for 2014 /15 by clicking on this link.