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.
Based on the site where the Lloyd’s building is today, East India House was the headquarters of the largest and most powerful company that the world has ever seen…The East India Company.
It is Queen Victoria’s husband Albert who is normally credited with being the driving force behind the Great Exhibition of 1851, but it appears that just as much praise for organising this remarkable event should also be bestowed upon one Henry Cole…
Have you ever wondered why Cleopatra’s Needle is on the Embankment in London, and how it got there? Six men died bringing the Needle to England – and it wasn’t even Cleopatra’s anyway…
Important events of 1916 during the third year of the First World War, including Field Marshal Lord Kitchener asking for US military participation.
January 2014 marks the the 90th anniversary of Somerset-born politician and social activist Margaret Bondfield becoming the first woman minister in the UK parliament in 1924.
What caused World War One? What were the triggers and the spark that ignited the Great War in 1914
Surely one of the most repulsive jobs in history, the ‘Groom of the King’s Close Stool’ was a role created during the reign of Henry VIII to monitor and assist in the king’s bowel motions.
The little known Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896 is generally considered to be the shortest war in history, lasting for a grand total of 38 minutes.
Uniting the kingdoms of Scotland and England had been proposed for a hundred years before it actually happened in 1707.
As part of their Votes for Women campaign, suffragettes decided to target the 1911 Census…
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