A discussion of the 5 giants of poverty which Beveridge discovered leading to reforms in Britain to overcome them. Most notably tackling these 5 giants led to the NHS.
The Norman invasion and the Battle of Hastings (1066) rocked the Anglo-Saxon world and changed the culture and English language forever
Small beginnings in Northern Scandinavia, one kindred crosses Norway, over sea to Shetland and Orkney. Warring Viking clans push toward the Scottish mainland to further their own dreams.
Queen Victoria didn't just head up an Empire as the mother to nine children she also earned the title of Grandmother of Europe. Who were Queen Victoria's children?
What gemstones do the British royal family prefer in their engagement rings? Well it appears that rubies may have a reputation for being unlucky, but diamonds and sapphires remain popular.
The Victorians are well known for the rules they followed to maintain a place in 'polite society'. For us today, many of these 'rules' are shocking and downright weird!
Just as with other Germanic people, magic was an important element in Anglo-Saxon life, with broader connections to the paradigm of Germanic mythology.
Grangegorman Female Penitentiary also The Richmond Penitentiary was an Irish Prison in Dublin Ireland. Here are the stories of some of the women and children who were imprisoned in one jail in Ireland.
With only a No.2 pencil and a yellow legal pad, an author, a former newspaper editor, recorded the life of Lady Anne. Anne was a colonel in the Scottish army in 1745-6. A woman. Unexpected. Her story was woven into a series of mystery novels by the author, who wrote until she was 98 years old and...
Later Whig historians who studied the English Reformation saw the movement as coming from the people. Some, however, like Geoffrey Elton saw it as being forced from above. Elton argued that Thomas Cromwell was more influential than even Henry VIII in bringing about the break with Rome.