Discover where and why we lost 11 days in 1752! This signified a very unusual period in Britain’s history where the country “lost” 11 days due to an act of parliament. Reportedly this led to confusion, disruption and protests from angry mobs. But how and why did this happen? Read on to find out.
This year marks the 126th anniversary of Enid Blyton’s birth on 11 August 1897. An incredibly prolific writer, she produced over 700 books and wrote approximately 4,500 short stories in her lifetime. Read about how she inspired many young readers and reminisce over her popular book titles.
On 3 December 1926, famed crime writer Agatha Christie went missing from her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, not to be seen again for 11 days. On this day in history we take a look at the story of her disappearance, which sparked one of the biggest organised searches for a missing person, in a plot that could have come straight out of one of her novels.
Trafalgar Day is commemorated each year on 21 October, marking the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, which established Britain’s naval supremacy for over a century. Here we take a look at what happened on that important day, which took place 217 years ago, and explore some of the ways that it is celebrated both in the UK and around the world.
This year marks 100 years since women got the vote. Find out about the campaigns and history surrounding this historic milestone.