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.
Invented and patented in 1718, this early machine gun was designed to fire either round and square bullets, depending on who the enemy was…
The Allies needed harbours in order to land the hundreds of thousands of men and millions of tons of supplies they would need if Operation Overlord, the code-name given to D-Day, was to succeed…
On 15th June 1815, a ball took place in a coach house adjoining the Duke and Duchess of Richmond’s temporary home in Brussels. Known as the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball, it was to become one of the most famous parties in history…
The tragedy that was Exercise Tiger, the rehearsals at Slapton, Devon for the D-Day landing on Utah Beach in Normandy in 1944….
Famous people born throughout history in January
Important events of 1942, including the battle of El Alamein in North Africa.
Famous people born throughout history in November.
Important events of 1917 during the fourth and penultimate year of the First World War, including the Battle of Cambrai which saw a surprise tank attack by the British.
Read about the Llanelli railway riots of August 1911, during a period known as the Great Unrest.
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