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.
A list of historic events that occurred in October.
If you’ve ever read an Agatha Christie novel, you will have encountered the poisons register, signed by anyone who bought poisons. It seems a sensible idea, but the register only came about after a law was passed in 1851 to regulate the sale of arsenic…
Just Nuisance is the only dog ever to have been formally enlisted in the Royal Navy…
Important events of 1918 during the fifth and final year of the First World War, including the French Marshal Ferdinand Foch (pictured) being appointed Supreme Allied Commander.
Britain’s war effort depended on industry and agriculture. Industry produced the munitions to fight the war whilst agriculture was vital to produce enough food to feed the nation….
Important events that took place in 1944 during World War II
Important events of 1943 during the Second World War including the German surrender in North Africa
Imagine Napoleon’s dismay when he realised he was not being banished to America as he anticipated, but to the remote island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic instead! This is the story of the French emperor’s final exile…
“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
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