History of the British Isles
The history of the British Isles has witnessed intermittent periods of competition and cooperation between the people that occupy the various parts of Great Britain, Ireland, and the smaller adjacent ...
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The Secret History of Elizabeth I's Alliance With Islam
Catholic Europe shunned England so the Protestant queen traded with its enemies—and changed her country's culture forever.
What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
On April 4, 1581, a few months after he completed a daring circumnavigation of the globe, the British navigator Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during a ceremony aboard his flagship Go...
The Weird Wolds Of Yorkshire: Inside The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle
‘Fold upon fold of the encircling hills, piled rich and golden,’ is how the writer (best known for her posthumous 1936 novel South Riding) Winifred Holtby, described England&rs
Treasures Found Within Very Valuable Viking Hoard Finally Revealed
Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland.
Metal prospectors discover astonishing treasure hoards from Anglo-Saxon England
Artifacts found buried beneath village farms are rewriting British history.
Most complete Bronze Age Wheel To Date Found In Britain
Archaeologists working at Must Farm, a Bronze Age site near Peterborough, have uncovered a 3,000-year-old wheel, the first and largest complete example ever to be discovered in Britain.   The find, wh...
Henry VIII's kitchens at Hampton Court Palace
The kitchens of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace are the largest surviving Renaissance kitchens in Europe. Occupying nearly one third of the ground floor o...
British Archeologists Have Discovered Long-Lost Roman Roads Using LIDAR
For years, the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency has been using Lidar to study flooding and coastal changes. Since 1998, it’s had an unexpected use: discovering long-lost roads left by the Romans, h...
Who Was Lady Godiva?
You might associate the name “Godiva” with a brand of Belgian chocolates, but it was first popularized as part of a 900-year-old English legend. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman...
Stonehenge: Bones Of 14 Elite Women Reveals Gender Equality 5,000 Years Ago
Ancient remains of Stone Age humans, first excavated at Stonehenge in 2008, have revealed a surprising gender equality at the UK World Heritage Site. From an initial discovery of cremated remains of a...
Stonehenge May Have Been First Erected In Wales, Evidence Suggests
Evidence that bluestones were quarried in Wales 500 years before they were put up in Wiltshire prompts theory that Stonehenge is ‘second-hand monument’. Evidence of quarrying for Stonehenge’s blueston...
Boudicca, The Celtic Queen That Unleashed Fury On The Romans
"We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruise...
Crossing The Veil: The Pre-Christian Origins Of Halloween And Samhain
Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. As darkness falls and families light their pumpkin Jack-o'-la...
Pit Bull That Spent 5 Years in Shelter Finally Gets Adopted Thanks to Facebook Plea
Chester, a Pit Bull that spent over five years at a New York shelter, finally found his forever home thanks to social media and the creative thinking of one shelter worker. Shelter manager Gabby Strou...
Prehistoric Britain
For the purposes of this article, Prehistoric Britain is Britain during the period between the first arrival of humans on the land mass now known as Great Britain and the start of recorded British his...
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Neolithic British Isles
The Neolithic British Isles refers to the period of British, Irish and Manx history that spanned from circa 4000 to circa 2,500 BCE. The final part of the Stone Age in the British Isles, it was a part...
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Bronze Age Britain
Bronze Age Britain refers to the period of British history that spanned from c. 2500 until c. 800 BC. Lasting for approximately 1,700 years, it was preceded by the era of Neolithic Britain and was in...
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British Iron Age
The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller i...
Roman Britain
Roman Britain (Latin: Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") refers generally to the period of Roman rule over areas on the island of Great Britain from AD 43 to 409 or 410.Julius C...
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Anglo-Saxon England
In the history of Great Britain, Anglo-Saxon England refers to the historical land roughly corresponding to present-day England, as it existed from the 5th to the 11th century.The Anglo-Saxons were th...
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England in the Middle Ages
England in the Middle Ages concerns the history of England during the medieval period, from the end of the 5th century through to the start of the Early Modern period in 1485. When England emerged fro...
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Norman conquest of England
The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror...
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Scotland in the Middle Ages
Scotland in the Middle Ages concerns the history of the region that is now Scotland, from the departure of the Romans in the early fifth century, to the adoption of major aspects of the Renaissance in...
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Medieval Wales
Wales in the Middle Ages concerns the history of the region that is now called Wales, from the departure of the Romans in the early fifth century, until the integration of Wales into the Kingdom of En...
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Early modern Britain
Early modern Britain is the history of the island of Great Britain roughly corresponding to the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Major historical events in Early Modern British history include the Eng...
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History of the United Kingdom
The history of the United Kingdom as a unified sovereign state began in 1707 with the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland, into a united kingdom called Great Britain. On this new ...
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History of the Republic of Ireland
The Irish state came into being in 1922 as the Irish Free State, a dominion of the British Commonwealth, having seceded from the United Kingdom under the Anglo-Irish Treaty. It comprises 26 of the isl...
History of England
The territory that now constitutes England, a country within the United Kingdom, was inhabited by ancient humans more than 800,000 years ago, as the discovery of flint tools and footprints at Happisbu...
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