History Category

09/11/2019

The partition of Ireland

In 1800, Britain and Ireland passed the Acts of Union which abolished the Irish Parliament and put…

24/10/2019

Highwaymen

In the period of 1650-1830, that small, persistent, criminal section of society found a new method open…

12/10/2019

The Black Death

The years 1348-50 saw the greatest loss of life in British and European history, when twenty to…

19/09/2019

Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) was a period when the descendants of two of King Edward…

31/07/2019

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey was born in 1537 in the reign of King Henry VIII. His immediate heir…

13/07/2019

The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar was won under the inspired leadership of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and, after…

29/06/2019

The first king of Scotland

Up to the early ninth century, the Scots and the Picts had not yet unified to form…

08/06/2019

The Romans

It has long been taught in UK schools that the Romans transformed the country with their civilising…

24/05/2019

D-Day

In the term ‘d-day’ the ‘d’ simply stands for ‘day’, emphasising its importance. It means the day…

22/05/2019

The Huguenots

The Protestant religion emerged in the sixteenth century and its followers grew to be a sizeable minority…

09/05/2019

The linking of Wales and England

The Welsh are the original Britons (evidenced by a 2015 study ‘The fine-scale genetic structure of the…

04/05/2019

The Crusades

British participation in The Crusades was comparatively minor. Each of the Crusades was called for by a…