History Stories
CATEGORY: British History
Watching The Crown? Here Are the Real Facts You Need to Know
December 20, 2017

Was Edward VIII a Nazi sympathizer looking to overthrow his brother? Read More

To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
December 15, 2017

Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. Read More

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