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.
6 years after World War II, Britain’s towns and cities still showed the scars of war. Promoting a feeling of recovery, the Festival of Britain opened on 4 May 1951, celebrating British industry, arts and science to inspire the thought of a better Britain.
View our list of historic events that occurred in May.
Famous people born throughout history in July
What really happened to the 5th battalion Norfolk Regiment at Gallipoli? Did they really disappear into a cloud of smoke?
10 Downing Street in London has the most famous front door in Britain. The official residence of the British Prime Minister…
The story of the Barnbow lasses, workers at the munitions factory at Barnbow, Leeds and the explosion in 1916 that killed 35 women.
In 1878, 270 silver rupees were melted down to create the Calcutta Cup, the trophy for the fiercely contested, annual rugby football match between Scotland and England…
The Auxiliary Units were the brainchild of Sir Winston Churchill after the evacuation of Dunkirk. Highly trained and totally secret, their job was to provide resistance to the invading German army…
In 1758 a small sickly baby boy was born, the son of the Rector of Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk. No one could have envisaged that this child would, in his lifetime, become one of England’s greatest heroes…
A short history of prehistoric Britain including the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.
Click here for this month's articles in our History of England magazine.
Click here for this month's articles in our History of Scotland magazine.
Click here for this month's articles in our History of Wales magazine.