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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At the outbreak of World War One, the height requirement for recruits to the British Army was 5ft 3ins. It soon became apparent that this rule excluded many fit and healthy men, and so the Bantam battalions were formed…
The words “Empire Day” summon up an image of a motherly Queen Victoria presiding over an Empire which spanned almost a quarter of the entire globe. However it was not until after the death of Queen Victoria that Empire Day was first celebrated…
Important events of 1915 during the second year of the First World War, including Gallipoli and the trenches
The Battle of The Somme 1916 , the bloodiest battle in World War I.
The Calendar Riots of 1752, when Britain lost 11 days on changeover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar
View our list of historic events that occurred in August.
Britain on track. An invention that changed the world, the steam railway locomotive, was 200 years old in 2004…
An introduction to World War 2, from the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and the evacuation from Dunkirk in…
The battle of Brunanburh, a defining battle in English history between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
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