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.
“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….
There are memorials all over Britain dedicated to those who went to Spain to fight against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War. The bombing of Guernica shocked the nation…
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Famous people born throughout history in October
One of the greatest medical disasters of the 20th century, more people died in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – 19 than in the whole of World War One…
Prime Ministers of Britain since 1721 including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Robert Walpole.
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