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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The Great War saw an estimated 10 million lives lost, with more than twice of that number wounded. Follow the harrowing history of the conflict with our WW1 chronology.
Read about the curious disappearance of the world’s most famous mystery writer; Agatha Christie.
By late 1915 volunteers for the armed forces in World War One had slowed to a trickle. The British Government was now forced to consider introducing conscription…
Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, First World War British commander. A hero and great leader of men – or a power hunger and callous man, with little compassion for his men?
Before the outbreak of World War One, airships were the height of luxury travel. No one in Britain imagined the Zeppelins could be used to bring death and destruction…
The Victorians and their influence – or how the Victorians put the ‘Great’ into Great Britain!
The Victoria Cross was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War. Whilst the bravery of officers could be recognised via the Order of the Bath, no such award was available for ordinary servicemen…
Queen Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV, the only British Queen to be tried for adultery…
VE Day. On May 8th 1945, the Allies celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Reich, formally recognising the end of the Second World War in Europe….
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