CATEGORY: British History
14,000 Long-Lost Army Dog Tags May Soon Be on Their Way Home
April 12, 2017

After relic hunter Dan Mackay discovered 14,000 dog tags mysteriously buried in a field outside London, he set out on a quest to reunite the artifacts with the families of the British soldiers who were meant to wear them. Read More

The Gruesome Blood Sports of Shakespearean England
January 30, 2017

Bear-baiting, dog fights and gladiatorial combat involving chimps were just a few of the grisly animal blood sports that were once a hot ticket in 16th and 17th century England. Read More

The Scandalous Romance That May Have Saved the British Monarchy
December 9, 2016

King Edward VII caused the British crown to endure its deepest crisis in modern history. The abdication of a pro-Nazi king, however, may have prevented even greater trouble that could have been fatal to the monarchy. Read More

The 950-Year-Old Battle That Changed the Way You Talk
October 14, 2016

Find out how the Battle of Hastings forever changed England—and the English language. Read More

Possible Chinese Skeletons Could Rewrite Roman History
September 27, 2016

Scientific examination of bones found in an ancient Roman graveyard suggests that even 2,000 years ago London was attracting visitors from as far away as China. Read More

Henry VIII’s Restored Flagship Opens to Public
July 20, 2016

Following a 34-year conservation effort, the prized warship of King Henry VIII, Mary Rose, has been placed on full public display for the first time. Read More

The Surprising History of 10 Downing Street
July 13, 2016

As Theresa May takes over from David Cameron as British prime minister, learn more about the surprising history of her new home—10 Downing Street. Read More

The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels
May 9, 2016

Get the story behind how legendary rogue Thomas Blood bluffed his way into the Tower of London and nearly made off with the British crown jewels. Read More

Long-Lost Anglo-Saxon Island Found Under English Field
March 3, 2016

A metal detector hobbyist has led British archaeologists to find the remains of a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon island hidden beneath a barley field. Read More

British Royal Navy’s Most Decorated Pilot Dies at 97
February 24, 2016

During a more than 30-year career, Royal Navy test pilot Eric Brown survived 11 crashes, became the first man to land a jet on an aircraft carrier and flew more types of airplanes than anyone in history. Read More