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British History

Perkin Warbeck, the Great Pretender

March 20, 2019

A great mystery in English royalty is the fate of the “two princes in the Tower.” Edward and Richard, ages 12 and 10, were both too young to take over the English throne when their...

The Sinking Of The “Unsinkable” Bismarck

February 3, 2019

The Bismarck 1918: The German merchant navy ship 'Bismarck'. Source: (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) In the early morning hours of May 19, 1941, Bismarck quietly set out on i...

“London Bridge is Falling Down”: Kids Nursery Rhyme Pos...

January 9, 2019

Old London Bridge, 1795. View of old London Bridge, St Magnus the Martyr and the Monument from the south west with boats on the River Thames. Source: (Photo...

That Time When Winston Churchill Panicked Over a Crossw...

December 12, 2018

(Photo by Clive Gee - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) Crossword puzzles, invented just prior to the outbreak of World War I, were hugely popular but the...

London’s Great Smog of 1952

November 25, 2018

December 5, 1952, was a chilly one in London, prompting residents to warm their homes by lighting their coal fireplaces and unknowingly contributing to a catastrophe that would kill thous...

A Look at Royalty

October 7, 2018

Excited children watch HRH Elizabeth II during the opening ceremony for the Lagan Bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 09 March. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) What would it...

The 'City of London' in London Which is Not Part of Lon...

June 18, 2017

If you look at the map of London crafted by a careful cartographer, that map will have a one-square mile hole near the middle – it’s here where the City of London...

Calling Blighty: Videos Made by 600 Soldiers Found In R...

June 2, 2017

Hundreds of video clips, each lasting around 30 seconds made by 600 soldiers, were found in rusty canisters in the basement of Manchester Town Hall in England in ...

14,000 WWII Dog Tags Found Buried in a Field

April 19, 2017

Just two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland and the official beginning of the Second World War, the United Kingdom was one of the first countries to declare war on Germany....

The 6 Wives of Henry VIII of England

March 1, 2017

Henry VIII (reigned 1509-1547) is one of England's most exceptional rulers, according to history. The major event during his reign was the break with the Roman Catholic Church and the...

It will Take Another 500 Years to Clear Somme Battlefie...

January 24, 2017

In 2016 alone, bomb disposal experts collected 25 tons of ammunition in the Somme battlefields. They say it will probably take another 500 years to eliminate it a...

John Metcalf: The Blind Road Builder Who Built 180 Mile...

January 9, 2017

John Metcalf, also known as Blind Jack, was born in 1717 in Knaresborough. He was the first professional road builder., and has the most notable story in his life...

This is The World's Oldest Working Clock And It Has Bee...

January 1, 2017

With its giant iron-frame, tagged as the oldest working clock in the world, the iconic Salisbury Cathedral clock is believed to be functioning as early as 1386. H...

Portland Castle: One of Henry VIII’s Finest Coastal For...

December 31, 2016

Portland Castle is an artillery fort constructed during the time of Henry VIII on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, in the early 1540s. The two-storey keep was buil...

One of the Biggest Stone Graves From the Bronze Age Can...

December 30, 2016

The King’s Grave (Kungagraven), located in the southeastern portion of the Swedish province of Skåne, is what remains of an unusually grand Nordic Bronze Age doub...

Hoard of English Civil War Coins Found on Farmer's Fiel...

November 18, 2016

A trove of over 1,000 coins dating to the English Civil War has been discovered in a field near the British village Ewerby. The English Civil War spanned from 164...

The Side Of Him We Rarely See: Winston Churchill, The A...

November 15, 2016

Winston Churchill is famous for his role in leading Britain to victory against the Nazis. But he was also a writer and artist who painted to battle depression. Hi...

The Wives of Henry VIII of England... Divorced, Beheade...

November 14, 2016

King Henry the VIII was married six times. A male heir and love was at the heart of most of the decisions to marry. The reasons to end them varied somewhat.

Warships Full of British Sailors Pretending to Be Women...

September 3, 2016

During WW2 German U-boats were sinking most of the Allied merchant fleet. The British noticed that the submarines doesn't go near any ships that could actually sh...