History Stories
CATEGORY: British History
Newly-Discovered Blueprints May Allow Legendary WWII Plane to Fly Again
August 8, 2017

It’s been called one of the greatest planes of World War II—and it might be making a comeback. Read More

Bond—James Bond—Was Created to Mourn the British Empire
August 2, 2017

Ian Fleming’s cunning action hero reflected the (former) glories of imperial Britain. Read More

What the Bank of England Got Wrong about Jane Austen
July 19, 2017

The new £10 bank note is based on a portrait that was made of Austen after she died. Read More

The Shocking Medieval Execution Story Referenced by James Comey
June 8, 2017

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When Manchester was “Mad” for Music
May 23, 2017

Manchester is one of the UK’s cultural hothouses. Read More

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