History

The rich tapestry of Britain’s history is full of fascinating characters, imposing castles and literary heroes. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Britain, the Tudor period to the Victorian era, Shakespeare to Dickens, Britain has a unique heritage like no other. Much of this historical treasure trove has been preserved to inspire us today.
Charles Rosher

On this day in history… 16 May

Who? What? Where? When? We present a few token dates for your historical diary, as we look back at the events of 16 May throughout the centuries

History of Sherlock Holmes

From his first literary appearance in 1887, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes have continued to compel and enchant audiences

Anglo-Saxon British history timeline

The fascinating story of the Anglo-Saxons spans centuries, beginning at the withdrawal of Rome’s legions and ending with the turbulent Norman Conquest.

Glamis Castle Angus Most haunted Places in Britain

10 ghostly places in Britain

Whether it’s Halloween hokum or supernatural manifestations, we find Britain’s scariest spots

Peter on the wall Saxon Architecture

A guide to Anglo-Saxon architecture

From intriguing settlements, abundant with archaeological treasures to crumbling church steeples, discover the finest examples of Anglo-Saxon architecture

David Starkey

Anglo-Saxon Britain

We travel back to the period after the Romans left Britain, and Dr David Starkey shines a light on the Dark Ages

Castle Fraser. Credit: Creative Commons

Scotland’s spectacular castles

Scotland is home to a host of spectacular castles. Famed for their breathtaking surroundings, they are also key to unlocking the country’s remarkable history In a nation swirling with stories of ferocious clan rivalries and battles against the…

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official London home of the British monarch since 1837

Beefeater, Tower of London

The Tower Beefeaters

Britain’s Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, are the eyes and ears of the Tower of London

houses of parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Step inside London’s most famous landmark and follow its 1,000-year journey from ancient palace to modern-day parliament