British History

Interior of the Crystal Palace peep show, 1851

This Museum's Giant Collection of Paper Peepshows Offers a Pinhole into the Past

The art pieces were created during the 19th and earth 20th centuries to celebrate coronations, world events and illustrate children's stories

Excavations of a Dark Ages palace on the Tintagel Peninsula in Cornwall

A Palace Was Unearthed Where Legend Places King Arthur's Birthplace

Archaeologists at Tintagel uncover walls and artifacts from a Dark Ages complex likely used by local kings

A reconstruction from the 3,700-year-old remains of Ava, a woman unearthed in the Scottish Highlands

Meet Ava, a Bronze Age Woman From the Scottish Highlands

A forensic artist has recreated the face of a woman alive 3,700 years ago

Museum Unveils Henry VIII's Flagship

The <i>Mary Rose</i> sank almost 500 years ago, but following more than 30 years of restoration, the remains of the warship are open to the public

Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office

10 Downing Street’s “Chief Mouser” Is Keeping His Job Despite Brexit

Larry the Cat will outlast David Cameron at the Prime Minister’s residence

A fetal skull that was dissected in the 1800s, originally held in the University of Cambridge Anatomy Museum.

How Fetus Dissections in the Victorian Era Helped Shape Today’s Abortion Wars

Besides teaching us about disease and human development, they molded modern attitudes of the fetus as distinct entity from the mother

Theresa May, the U.K.'s newest Prime Minister.

Why Britain’s New Prime Minister Wasn’t Elected

Theresa May will become the U.K.’s newest Prime Minister tomorrow

Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents

Archival papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social status

The Poster That Started the "Keep Calm" Craze is on Sale

Learn about the print that launched a thousand memes

What Brexit Would Mean for U.K.'s Arts, Sciences and Other Sectors

Exiting the European Union could have far ranging consequences for industries throughout the United Kingdom

The world's first ring designed for racing cars, built in 1907. It's one of 21 sites Historic England is asking more information on from the public

Help England Crowdsource Its History

Historic England is asking the public for information and photos on 21 weird and wonderful sites on its list of historic places

Research Reveals More Complete Picture of the Devastation Wrought by the Black Death

By examining pottery remains in over 50 rural settlements, archaeologists now better understand the extent that the population was wiped out by the plague

The Liberty Tree in colonial-era Boston

The Story Behind a Forgotten Symbol of the American Revolution: The Liberty Tree

While Boston landmarks like the Old North Church still stand, the Liberty Tree, gone for nearly 250 years, has been lost to history

A sketch by Bert Brocklesby of his fiancée, Annie Wainwright. Annie's brother was killed at the front and Bert traveled to Vienna to do aid work after the war. Annie objected, and broke off their engagement

Curators Are Preserving Graffiti Scrawled By WWI Conscientious Objectors

The cell walls at Richmond Castle are still covered in drawings and notes

A lamprey in a tank at the Aquarium Restaurant Atalaya in Spain.

It’s Lamprey Breeding Time in Britain

The bloodsucking fish are returning rivers that were once too polluted for them to live in

British Barber Proposes Beard Tax

Inspired by historical examples, Antony Kent wants men to pay a 100-pound fee to rock a bushy beard

Darjeeling white tea brews with a delicate aroma and a pale golden color.

For the First Time in 150 Years, Anyone Can Buy One of the World’s Rarest Teas

Go straight to the source

The Royal Oak in Witney, England

Why "The Royal Oak" Is a Popular Pub Name in the U.K.

The story goes back to the English Civil Wars and a prince on the run

Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Life

Eric impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teeth

A statue of Julian of Norwich at Norwich Cathedra. She is one of the first-known women writers in the English language.

For the First Time, See Two Early Medieval Books Written By Women On Display Together

The manuscripts detail the authors' experiences

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