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.
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.
View our list of historic events that occurred in June.
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
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