Category: History

When were pubs invented?

Discover how foreign conquerors helped shape a British institution (Image source: Pixabay) When the Romans invaded Britain in 43 CE, they brought with them all the trappings of civilised living: walled cities, literacy, sanitation...

British science heroes: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Though not always successful, Brunel’s designs revolutionised transport, and he is now remembered as one of the greatest engineers of all time While an era of progress, the Industrial Revolution was also a time...

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure on Earth Contrary to popular belief you cannot actually see the Great Wall of China from the moon. According to scientists, trying to view...

How did Brexit happen?

From membership to separation, here are the key moments that have led to the UK’s divorce from the European Union 1957 The European Economic Community (EEC), also known as the Common Market, is formed....

Da Vinci’s amazing notebook

Flick through the pages of the original Renaissance man’s greatest inventions and scientific studies Born in 1452 in Tuscany, Leonardo da Vinci spent his life in the pursuit of knowledge and artistic expression. Now...

Top 10 deadliest dinosaurs

Discover ten of the most terrifying beasts that ever lived 1) Tyrannosaurus rex Tyrannosaurus rex (“tie-RAN-a-SORE-uss rex”) needs no introduction; its reputation as the ultimate carnivore and most badass dinosaur ever to roam the Earth...