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The History of Britain

Welcome to the History of Britain! The home nations share a varied and shared history unlike anywhere else, so we thought it only right to create a section dedicated to our mutual heritage.

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  • No Vote, No Census - 1911 Census Protests

    No Vote, No Census - 1911 Census Protests

    As part of their Votes for Women campaign, suffragettes decided to target the 1911 Census...

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  • Decimalisation in Britain

    Decimalisation in 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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  • The Grave of Richard III

    The Grave of Richard III

    In August 2012 a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester unearthed the remains of Richard III. This is the story of the grave itself, where the king had lain for over 500 years...

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  • Exercise Tiger

    Exercise Tiger

    The tragedy that was Exercise Tiger, the rehearsals at Slapton, Devon for the D-Day landing on Utah Beach in Normandy in 1944....

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  • Trafalgar Day

    Trafalgar Day

    Celebrated on October 21st, Trafalgar Day marks the day on which Britain triumphed over the French in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805...

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  • The Art of Bodysnatching

    The Art of Bodysnatching

    Delays, delivery mix-ups and leaking packages were just few of the problems that bodysnatchers or resurrectionists were faced with...

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