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.
What caused World War One? What were the triggers and the spark that ignited the Great War in 1914
Surely one of the most repulsive jobs in history, the ‘Groom of the King’s Close Stool’ was a role created during the reign of Henry VIII to monitor and assist in the king’s bowel motions.
The little known Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896 is generally considered to be the shortest war in history, lasting for a grand total of 38 minutes.
Uniting the kingdoms of Scotland and England had been proposed for a hundred years before it actually happened in 1707.
As part of their Votes for Women campaign, suffragettes decided to target the 1911 Census…
Undeniably one of the most obscure and unusual ‘wars’ in history, this is the story of how the killing of an escaped pig almost caused a war between the United States and Britain.
The last of the Stuarts, Queen Anne was shy, conscientious, stout, gouty, shortsighted and very small. During her reign great deeds were done, great battles were fought and the United Kingdom was born…
Since the Act of Union in 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain has fought in over 120 wars across a total of 170 countries…
Famous people born throughout history in May
World War One was the first war in which air power made a significant impact. The Royal Flying Corps became the eyes of the British Army…
Click here for this month's articles in our History of England magazine.
Click here for this month's articles in our History of Scotland magazine.
Click here for this month's articles in our History of Wales magazine.