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.
Britain’s war effort depended on industry and agriculture. Industry produced the munitions to fight the war whilst agriculture was vital to produce enough food to feed the nation….
Important events that took place in 1944 during World War II
Important events of 1943 during the Second World War including the German surrender in North Africa
Imagine Napoleon’s dismay when he realised he was not being banished to America as he anticipated, but to the remote island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic instead! This is the story of the French emperor’s final exile…
Thomas Edward (T.E) Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, was born at Tremadoc in North Wales …
“Executions are so much a part of British history that it is almost impossible for many excellent people to think of a future without them” – Viscount Templewood, In the Shadow of the Gallows
Famous people born throughout history in August
There was much joy and celebration around the world when on 15th August 1945 US President Harry S Truman declared the day as Victory over Japan Day…
By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were drowning in horse manure. The London Times predicted in 1894 that in 50 years time, every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.
In 1940, during the darkest days of World War Two, the evacuation of women, children, the elderly and infirm was ordered from Gibraltar, in order to fortify the Rock….
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