UK History

New Video Reveals The 'Ghost' Tube Station Disused For 80 Years

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

This amazing footage of one of London’s most famous ‘ghost’ Tube stations shows the abandoned tunnels once used by Winston Churchill to shelter ...

From Battle of Hastings to War on Terror: Why GCSE History needs a wider lens

Andrew Hall | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Hall

To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.

Raising Journalistic Standards: A Need for Ethical Integrity, Accuracy, and Humility at the BBC

Noam Schimmel | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The Guardian recently reported on the BBC's rejection of formal complaints that it violated the BBC's editorial standards including a commitment to uphold truth and accuracy in its airing of 'Rwanda's Untold Story.'

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Stephen Liddell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Most of us are familiar with the holocaust in WW2 enacted by Nazi Germany against Jewish people, Gypsies, communists and the mentally ill but this week sees the 100th anniversary of another holocaust or Genocide, the Armenian Genocide in Turkey...

Your Last Chance To See The Real-Life 'Up' House Before It's Demolished

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

A real-life version of the house from the house in Pixar film Up could finally be set for demolition despite public outcry. The tiny - and now dila...

David Starkey Hits Out At Stephen Lawrence's Mother For 'Treating Blacks As Victims'

PA | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK

Ethnic minority groups and disabled people should not "assume the status of victim", according to historian David Starkey. In a wide-ranging interv...

Everyday Is History in the Making and We Are All Historians: In My Footsteps App

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Similar to my grandparents, these residents have stories that, when shared, have the potential to teach others not only about themselves, but also about their communities. A power that they are realising through a new mobile phone app called 'In My Footsteps.'

This Was The Car Of The Future... In 1932

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

In 1932, a very strange vehicle was doing the rounds of the motoring shows and fairs. It was an enormous wheel, powered by a large noisy engine and lo...

These Incredible Inventions May Be Lost Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Tech

When divers discovered the wreck of an ancient vessel in the 1900s, little attention was given to a muddy box that was found alongside the wreckage. ...

100 Years Of Women's Fitness In 100 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fads come and go, with Thighmasters, ab rollers and aerobics videos cluttering cupboards and spare rooms across the nation, but some resonate ...

The Richard III Reburial: What Does It Say About Us?

Greg Jenner | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Greg Jenner

Yesterday's funeral was about us: about what we feel when we talk about the past, or the concept of death. It was a wish-fulfilment exercise for our own confused emotions about who we are as people, and where we originated...

21st Century Mughals

Joty Chopra | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

Words can't describe the horrific and inhuman acts taking place in the name of religion by Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The brutal beheadings, the tortured deaths, the horrific treatment of children and raping women is a copy of what the Mughals did to the Sikhs during the 15th Century.

Jeremy Clarkson: The Denim-Wearing Jester We Like to Boo

Greg Jenner | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

Clarkson would have appealed to Francois Rabelais, the humanist scholar of 16th Century France whose grotesque satire was deeply offensive, despite his being a man of the cloth. The most celebrated Rabelaisian writing focused on the Carnival which perpetuated the medieval traditions of the Feast of Fools in which society briefly revelled in anarchic chaos.

Top Five Tudors

Stuart Laws | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

After spending six weeks watching Mark Rylance do the best "I'm glum but determined and actually a lot smarter than you imagine" face, whilst also never fully closing his eyes, I now feel totally qualified to pass comment on all things Tudor.

Horology and the Apple Watch - According to My Dad

Jamillah Knowles | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jamillah Knowles

Knight Senior gained his Diploma from the National Association of Goldsmiths in 1960/61. Here's an extract our chat about his world of watchmaking."My close-up eyesight is rubbish and I don't want a really expensive piece of electronics on my wrist that I cannot see. If it needs touching or poking on something so tiny, I'd get frustrated."

These Are The Oldest Photographs Ever Taken

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

Photographs taken by the world's first successful photographer are to be exhibited in Bradford. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce pioneered the "heliograph...

How Tokyo Rose From The Ashes Of The Most Destructive Air Raid In History

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York and Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the single most devastating bombing raid in history. Over 100,000 people perished when 330 American B-29s d...

'Go Home and Sit Still': How Women Were Defying Convention During the First World War

Charlotte Czyzyk | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Charlotte Czyzyk

The early 1900s were a time when women couldn't even wear trousers as it was perceived to be hugely unfeminine. Unsurprisingly, women were also not allowed to fight in the First World War. None of this stopped Flora Sandes, the only British women to serve officially as a soldier.

Is the Southbank Centre Right to Exclude Scotland From Its Exhibition on Postwar British History?

Jackie Kemp | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

The big new exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London "History is Now" is meant to address British postwar history. It does not do so. As a Scot who voted 'No' in the referendum I found the experience of visiting this show profoundly depressing.

Stand Up History- Luton

Paul McGarrity | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

Not cool Luton, not cool! I expect this kind of behaviour from Coventry (though it's understandable from Coventry, they had a tricky 1941 and I don't think they got enough hugs when they were a hamlet), but I thought more of you!

Review: 'The Uses and Abuses of History' by Margaret MacMillan

James Snell | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

This book is not perfect, certainly, and I would advise anyone short on time to leave out the final fifty pages entirely - nothing of any great value would be missed. But, regardless of these criticisms, any work of historical theory which is written as well as this one is certainly worth looking at and - maybe with caution, in this particular case - taking to heart.

Stand Up History: Walton-on-Thames

Paul McGarrity | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

I asked the organisers if they knew anything about the history of the place and it would appear that a local woman called Susan had simply decided one day that the derelict barn would make for an excellent arts space and had proceeded to bully the local community and council until her idea became a reality.

Why Valentine's Day Is the New Halloween

Carla Valentine | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Valentine

With its excess of parties, sweets and decorations, the dark and ancient Pagan festival of Samhain morphed into 'Halloween': the new Christmas. I think, in a similar vein, the bloody history of Valentine's Day's means it's becoming the new Halloween.

Stand Up History: Wrexham

Paul McGarrity | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

So now we return to where we began, Wrexham. The traffic had been awful on the way up and as such I only had a hour in which to fulfil my self appointed task. This meant that I could only go as far as the town centre on my hunt.

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.