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.
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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Important events of 1915 during the second year of the First World War, including Gallipoli and the trenches
The Calendar Riots of 1752, when Britain lost 11 days on changeover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar
Britain on track. An invention that changed the world, the steam railway locomotive, was 200 years old in 2004…
An introduction to World War 2, from the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and the evacuation from Dunkirk in…
The battle of Brunanburh, a defining battle in English history between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
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…
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