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8 fascinating facts about Bonfire Night

We all ‘remember, remember the 5th of November’ but what exactly are we celebrating? Here, we track down 8 fascinating facts about Bonfire Night.
Bayeux Tapestry. Credit: Robert Harding Picture Library/Alamy

10 facts about the Battle of Hastings

In 1066 William the Conqueror set sail from Normandy to take part in one of the fiercest battles on British soil and one that changed the course of history forever... Following the death of Edward...

Explore the history of the Great Fire of London

The famous blaze raged for days and its impact is still felt on the capital’s skyline. Neil Jones takes a closer look at the extraordinary events of the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Battle abbey, Hastings

BRITAIN’s 5 major turning points in UK history

As Britain takes the historic decision to exit the European Union, we take a look at five other major turning point in the history of the UK which have helped to make it the fascinating country it is today.
Portrait of James II (1633-1701) in Garter Robes

BRITAIN: This week in history 11-17 March

This week has been an eventful one throughout history, with King James II landing in Ireland, and perhaps the most famous literary wedding of all time. Each week BRITAIN magazine will bring you a round-up...
Henry VIII. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

BRITAIN: This week in history 3-9 March

This week has been an eventful one throughout history, with a country ruled by two kings, and Henry VIII being denied divorce from his first wife. Each week BRITAIN magazine will bring you a round-up...

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