History Category

11/07/2021

The Vikings

‘Vikings‘ is the collective name for many different seafaring marauders,…

07/05/2021

The Beveridge Report

Sir William Beveridge (1879-1963) was born in British India and…

08/01/2021

The Falklands Conflict

The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory  just north…

13/11/2020

Hampton Court Palace

King Henry VIII (1491-1547) owned dozens of castles, mansions and…

20/09/2020

The Hundred Years War

European and British monarchies’ intertwinement led to an incongruous English…

15/06/2020

King Stephen vs. Empress Matilda

The 19-year reign of King Stephen was the last of…

09/05/2020

King George I from Germany

King George I (1660-1727) was the first German monarch of…

15/04/2020

The Black Prince

King Edward III (1312-77) had thirteen children, the eldest of…

31/03/2020

The Great Train Robbery

Bruce Reynolds (1931-2013) and Gordon Goody (1930-2016) masterminded the audacious…

11/03/2020

The Battle of Bannockburn

Of the many historic battles between the Scottish and English…

25/02/2020

The Picts

Some colourful portrayals of the Picts can be found in…

11/02/2020

Armistice Day

By September 1918, Germany realised it could not win the…