UK History

Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted Society

Shahida Rahman | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Sophia Duleep Singh and Bhikaiji Cama are examples of Asian women who demonstrated great strength and determination and played vital roles parts in the British suffragette movement in the early 20th century. Their outstanding courage in the face of great odds has made them inspirational role models for women of all ages worldwide.

The Arrival in 1400 of Yolande of Aragon in France to Wed Louis II Royal Duke of Anjou

Princess Michael of Kent | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Princess Michael of Kent

Following the plague called the Black Death, France's population was reduced by half to around 8 million, 90% of whom were hard-working peasantry. Depending on their liege lords, some lived better than others but it is on these great princes that I will focus, for their lives and living conditions were far from austere or primitive...

Incredible Drawings Found Of Nazi 'Chocolate Boobytrap Bombs'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Chocolate bars, cans of motor oil and thermos flasks - all seemed perfectly innocuous during the war years but newly-discovered drawings from the time...

The Bodies Of Russia's Last Tsar And His Wife Are Being Exhumed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

The bodies of Russia’s last tsar and his wife have been exhumed, almost a century after they were murdered in the country’s revolution. The Ort...

Five Tiny Things Recovered from the Mary Rose

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

A lot of people would have you believe that bigger is best, and while it's true that the Mary Rose is the biggest (and best!) archaeological artefact in the UK, her artefacts come in all sizes

Europe's Migrant Crisis: The Region's Past, Present, and Future

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Consider the word "crisis" in the modern world. Which would be the first geographical region that comes to your mind when you think about "crisis"? Maybe not Europe? At least, perhaps not until recent months, when the region became plagued with two major crises -- the financial one caused by our Greek friends, and the currently trending news item, the migrant crisis.

Woman, 91, Charged Over 260,000 Deaths At Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A 91-year-old woman has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations she was part of the Nazi SS serving in the Auschwitz ...

ISIS, Russia, and the Rejection of the West

Peter Frankopan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Frankopan

So, mercifully, the latest glossy video released by ISIS does not show innocent people being executed, or cultural treasures of the world being destroyed by thugs. For once, the high production values gives some hope that those at the top of ISIS are moving out of the teenage phase of blood-lust and wanting to play a new game that is basically good news (well, it could hardly get any worse). The new game is for adults only. It is called Government.

British History Requires Us to Be Ignorant Above All Else

Matthew Bevington | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Matthew Bevington

Ignorance is an essential part of a national identity of false victimhood and absurd superiority. Whether it be the exporting of penal codes to the ...

Jeremy Corbyn Gives Tabloid Media An Open Goal With Anthem 'Snub'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

A row has broken out after Jeremy Corbyn appeared to remain silent during the singing of the national anthem at a Battle of Britain commemoration even...

Dark Days for Our Brave Veterans

Air Marshal Christopher Nickols | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Air Marshal Christopher Nickols

As the nation recalls the dark days of 1940 and honours the brave RAF airmen who fought in the Battle of Britain, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is trying to help veterans who are having dark days today. Too often we hear stories of elderly veterans who have outlived their family and are spending their later years in solitude. But our new research tells a slightly different story.

Horrific 'Educational' Slave Tetris Game Requires Kids To Stack Slaves

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

People are in uproar over the tasteless game of "Slave Tetris" as part of educational game "Slave Trade", designed to put students in the middle of im...

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

'Great Escape' Survivor Dies Aged 101

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

A pilot who took part in the mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp in the Second World War remembered as 'The Great Escape', has died in hi...

The Modern Day 'Monuments Men' Planning To Save Historic Sites From IS

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Archaeologists have launched a hi-tech initiative to combat the destruction of ancient sites in the Middle East by the so-called Islamic State (also k...

Student Casually Stumbles Across One Of The Oldest Jurassic Fossils Ever Found

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

When Sam Davies, of Bridgend accidentally stumbled across the fossil of a dinosaur foot, the last thing he was expecting was to have found the last pi...

These Eerie WWII Relics Are Being Unearthed By Poland's Drought

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

The recent drought in Poland has revealed an astonishing array of artefacts from the World War Two. A Soviet fighter-bomber plane, still containing...

Gangland Girls: Why 'Ripper Street's Long Susan Isn't All Make-Believe

Fern Riddell | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Fern Riddell

Who would want to be a nineteenth century woman? If you manage to make it to your twenty-fifth birthday without dying of syphilis, alcoholism, or childbirth you could consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

VJ Day; Remembering the Bravery and Sacrifice 70 Years On

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The 70th anniversary of VJ Day allows us as a nation the opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms today and to share their stories for future generations to hear.

What is Archaeology and Anthropology to Our Young People?

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Theo Davies-Lewis

Schools should be encouraged to visit sites of significant historical meaning more than they are now. Archaeology and anthropology studies can be conducted in the deepest Mayan forests of South America, the desert towns of the Middle East, but it can be even more fascinating to our youngsters if it is right on their doorstep - as I have found in Llanelli.

Kickstarting My First Book

Martyn Sibley | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

From Mexico to Lithuania to Japan, my book will chart the ups and downs of my globetrotting to date, and show how I developed from a child who thought travelling without the support of his family would be impossible, to a 21 year old who set off for Australia without them.

Hiroshima 70 Years On - An Act of Evil or an Act of Morality?

Peter Allen | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK
Peter Allen

How will the world mark Hiroshima? With sadness perhaps, with pride perhaps, with sorrow, with despair? How will the people of Japan remember the event and how will the thousands who visit Japan pay their respects?

The Scattered - by Richard Holledge

Arnie Wilson | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Arnie Wilson

The Scattered by Richard Holledge I was having one of those chats about the meaning of life - from the fall of the British Labour Party to the rise of...

Clem Attlee: Labour's Great Reformer by Francis Beckett

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Anyone interested in British history will enjoy Beckett's book. People often suggest that good books are page-turners. I disagree. The books I most enjoy are those that tempt me to spend time on each page and tempt me to re-read particular passages. This is such a book.

Here's Why You Should Never Knock Down A Historic Pub Without Permission

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A developer who demolished a pub without planning permission has been ordered to rebuild the historic property brick by brick. The Alchemist pub in...