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.
View our list of historic events that occurred in February.
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….
Famous for the bloody battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 saw over 15,000 British troops invade the independent nation of Zululand in present-day South Africa.
Famous people born throughout history in June
The 1858 Bradford sweets poisoning involved the accidental arsenic poisoning by humbug of more than 200 people in Bradford…
The Government Pipelines and Storage System (GPSS): the top secret network that powered the machines of war…
Historic UK’s Timeline of Historical Events that took place between A.D. 700 and 2012, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Important events of 1940, including the beginning of the London Blitz and the Battle of Britain.
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