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.
Whilst there are many Britons who would struggle to recall a ten shilling note and its value today (for the record, it is 50p in today’s money!), in comparison to the rest of the world, Britain lagged behind in the decimalisation stakes.
From Julius Caesar’s first landing on the shoreline of England in 55BC to the famous ‘Look to their own defences’ letter of AD410, the Romans played an important part in British history for over 400 years.
The War of 1812 between the British and the Americans is perhaps best known for the burning of Washington DC and the White House, and is best remembered by the Canadians
With more and more men away fighting in the field, a manpower crisis loomed. Vital jobs were filled by women, many going out to work for the first time in their lives…
The Dark Ages was a time of great change when Britain was host to many peoples; Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Danes, Norse, Cymru, Viking raiders and even Norman mercenaries…
Important events of 1939 and the start of the Second World War
Joseph Hansom invented the Hansom Safety Cab or Hansom Cab, but what is less well known is his work as a prolific architect. He also founded the magazine, The Builder.
Famous people born throughout history in December
Famous people born throughout history in September.
The Romans were famous for introducing a uniform currency throughout their empire, meaning that coins that were accepted at Hadrian’s Wall would also have been accepted in Rome, Carthage and Athens!
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