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.
The Government Pipelines and Storage System (GPSS): the top secret network that powered the machines of war…
Historic UK’s Timeline of Historical Events that took place between A.D. 700 and 2012, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Important events of 1940, including the beginning of the London Blitz and the Battle of Britain.
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At the outbreak of World War One, the height requirement for recruits to the British Army was 5ft 3ins. It soon became apparent that this rule excluded many fit and healthy men, and so the Bantam battalions were formed…
Important events of 1915 during the second year of the First World War, including Gallipoli and the trenches
The Battle of The Somme 1916 , the bloodiest battle in World War I.
The Calendar Riots of 1752, when Britain lost 11 days on changeover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar
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Britain on track. An invention that changed the world, the steam railway locomotive, was 200 years old in 2004…
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