History In The Headlines

Category: British History

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

As the United Kingdom celebrates the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, take a look back at the country’s last Diamond Jubilee—Queen Victoria’s in 1897.

Queen Elizabeth II

8 Things You May Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II

As the United Kingdom celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, explore the extraordinary life and 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Spencer Perceval

Murder in Parliament, 200 Years Ago

Two hundred years ago, an assassin gunned down British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval inside the hallowed halls of Parliament.

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Georgian-Era British Sailors Lived on Ample Meat and Beer, Study Shows

Sailors in the British Royal Navy ate better than working-class civilians 200 years ago, research suggests.

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Missing World War II Ace Located After 71 Years

British researchers have found the final resting place of Derek Allen, a Royal Air Force pilot who went missing in 1940.

Florence Green

Last World War I Veteran Dies at the Age of 110

Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.

Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth Marks 60-Year Reign With Diamond Jubilee

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, find out which other British monarchs attained or nearly reached this milestone.

Jack the Ripper Autobiography

Jack the Ripper ‘Autobiography’ Hits Shelves

Written in the 1920s and rediscovered in 2008, memoirs supposedly written by the real Jack the Ripper were published today.

William Wallace Letter

700-Year-Old William Wallace Letter Finally Reaches Scotland

A note of recommendation issued by King Philip IV of France and possibly carried by William Wallace will go on display this August at the Scottish Parliament.

Top Stories of 2011

This Year in History: 2011

As the year comes to an end, explore the top History in the Headlines stories published in 2011, from breaking news to special features.

London

17th-Century Londoners Died of Fright, Itch and Grief

A treatise by the pioneering statistician John Graunt, now on display at London’s Royal Society, provides a glimpse at life and death in the 1600s.

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When Royal Watching Becomes Royal Stalking

Find out about Robert Moore, whose body was found near Buckingham Palace, and others with unhealthy royal fixations.

William the Conqueror

10 Things You Didn’t Know About William the Conqueror

On the 945th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England, explore some interesting facts about one of history’s most influential rulers.