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.
View our list of historic events that occurred in January.
Famous people born throughout history in October
One of the greatest medical disasters of the 20th century, more people died in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – 19 than in the whole of World War One…
Prime Ministers of Britain since 1721 including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Robert Walpole.
A recent popular poll placed Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the second Greatest Briton of all time. He was without doubt Britain’s greatest engineer, and of all the legacies he left to the world, one of his greatest was the SS Great Britain…
If you had been in London on Saturday 22nd June 1861, no doubt you would have made your way, with thousands of other sightseers, to watch the Tooley Street Fire burn…
Important events of 1945 and the final year of World War Two, including the atomic bombing of Hiroshmia and Nagasaki (pictured to the left).
Celebrated on October 21st, Trafalgar Day marks the day on which Britain triumphed over the French in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805…
6 years after World War II, Britain’s towns and cities still showed the scars of war. Promoting a feeling of recovery, the Festival of Britain opened on 4 May 1951, celebrating British industry, arts and science to inspire the thought of a better Britain.
View our list of historic events that occurred in May.
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