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Category: British History

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The Charge of the Light Brigade, 160 Years Ago

On the eve of its 160th anniversary, take a look back at history’s most celebrated cavalry charge.

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700-Year-Old Skeletons Found Holding Hands

Archeologists excavating the Chapel of St. Morrell in England have uncovered a pair of skeletons that have been holding hands for the past 700 years.

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The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote

On September 18, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide the future of their country.

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Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years

The recently discovered wreck of one of the ships from Sir John Franklin’s lost 1845 mission to the Arctic may be the key to a centuries-old mystery.

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The Royal Diet of Richard III Revealed

A new study reveals that medieval monarch Richard III truly ate–and drank–like a king during his brief time on the English throne.

Excavations at the Binchester site (Credit: University of Durham)

Roman Ruins in Britain Hailed as “Pompeii of the North”

New discoveries at an ancient fort in County Durham offer an 1,800-year-old glimpse into daily life in Roman Britain.

Robert the Bruce, leader of Scottish forces at the Battle of Bannockburn (Credit: Getty Images)

Scotland Fights Its Way to Freedom, 700 Years Ago

Ragtag Scottish forces routed a large English army 700 years ago today at the Battle of Bannockburn, paving the way for the kingdom’s independence.

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Mutiny on the Bounty, 225 Years Ago

After history’s most famous mutiny occurred 225 years ago, the adventure for the crew of HMS Bounty was only beginning.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Winston Churchill

Exploring some surprising facts about the British wartime leader.

One of the Land's End "archaeobunnies" (Credit: David Chapman Photography for Land's End Landmark)

Rabbits Unearth Ancient Treasures at English Landmark

Look out Indiana Jones. A family of burrowing rabbits, not a team of archaeologists, has discovered a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in England.

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Probable Royal Pelvic Bone Found in Museum Storage

British researchers have uncovered what may be King Alfred the Great’s pelvic bone.

A skull excavated from a site near London's Liverpool Station in August 2013. (Credit: Andrew Winning/Corbis Images)

Grisly London Discovery May Be Proof of City’s Gladiators

New forensic research on 39 skulls unearthed in London may offer the first proof of Roman-era gladiators in the ancient city.

Map outlining territorial boundaries under the Proclamation of 1763. (Credit: Getty Images)

Remembering the Proclamation of 1763

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution.