On a cold night in Boston in 1770, angry colonists pelted a lone British sentry with snowballs. The rest is history.
Despite recent confusion, it wasn't Canadian forces who burned down the White House during the War of 1812. In fact, Canada wasn't yet a country.
Between the 17th and 19th centuries, wife-selling was a weird custom with a practical purpose.
European royals did not trust the portraits sent to them by other courts, so they commissioned their own.
The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, and among the bloodiest in all of human history.
Known as the 'Cheddar Man,' the discovery of his skin color defied popular belief in Britain.
Was Edward VIII a Nazi sympathizer looking to overthrow his brother?
Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017.
It’s been called one of the greatest planes of World War II—and it might be making a comeback.
Ian Fleming’s cunning action hero reflected the (former) glories of imperial Britain.