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.
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
By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were drowning in horse manure. The London Times predicted in 1894 that in 50 years time, every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.
In 1940, during the darkest days of World War Two, the evacuation of women, children, the elderly and infirm was ordered from Gibraltar, in order to fortify the Rock….
There are memorials all over Britain dedicated to those who went to Spain to fight against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War. The bombing of Guernica shocked the nation…
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Famous people born throughout history in October
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