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.
The War of 1812 between the British and the Americans is perhaps best known for the burning of Washington DC and the White House, and is best remembered by the Canadians
With more and more men away fighting in the field, a manpower crisis loomed. Vital jobs were filled by women, many going out to work for the first time in their lives…
The Dark Ages was a time of great change when Britain was host to many peoples; Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Danes, Norse, Cymru, Viking raiders and even Norman mercenaries…
Important events of 1939 and the start of the Second World War
Joseph Hansom invented the Hansom Safety Cab or Hansom Cab, but what is less well known is his work as a prolific architect. He also founded the magazine, The Builder.
Famous people born throughout history in December
Famous people born throughout history in September.
The Romans were famous for introducing a uniform currency throughout their empire, meaning that coins that were accepted at Hadrian’s Wall would also have been accepted in Rome, Carthage and Athens!
June 1940 – the darkest hour. France has fallen. Amongst the Polish military personnel who escape to Britain are around 8,500 pilots whose bravery and derring-do would help to turn the tide of war…
Some have called him ‘the most famous Welshman ever born in Manchester’, however it was David Lloyd George’s Welshness that so steered his career and established him as one of the most influential British politicians of the modern era …
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