|History of England
English history and culture, from the earliest prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, to Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon England, Medieval Britain, the Tudors, Stuarts, Georgian Britain, and the Victorian period.
English History and Heritage
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History of Britain - full text of the 1912 book 'A History of the British Nation' - in-depth history of Britain and the Empire
English Architecture - The story of English architecture, from prehistoric monuments to the 20th century, covering the evolution of period styles and major buildings to visit in England.
Discounted Historic Hotels
Name the Historic attraction
British Heritage Awards
Celebrate the best of British Heritage in our annual
British History Quiz
This first president of the Royal Academy was the foremost portrait painter of the late 18th century
He lived from 1723-1792
He founded the Literary Club, whose first members included Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, and dramatist Richard Sheridan
This Day in British History
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.