200 Years Ago

Annals Britannica the historical website managed by Tom Bliss records that in 1822 the following deaths occurred. Percy Shelley One of England’s most famous Romantic Poets, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who wrote the sonnet Ozymondias and other classics of English Literature, drowned off the Italian coast at the age of twenty nine on 8th July. His … Read more

Thatcher’s Statue

Margaret Thatcher Stopped by to see the statue of Margaret Thatcher in Grantham, daubed with red paint as a protest about her political legacy . Also met two young Lithuanians who admire her part in setting free their country and the rest of eastern Europe from the Soviet Empire. Different eyes – different views! See … Read more

1922 Committee

Boris’s Judges Annals Britannica the historical website composed by Tom Bliss records the beginning of the Conservative Party backbencher’s committee 100 years ago this year. Today that committee meets to consider if the MPs have confidence in Boris Johnson as leader of the party. Revolt in 1922 At the end of 1918 a Conservative and … Read more

Did You Know

Death of the first Duke of Marlborough Annals Britannica, the history website by Tom Bliss records that this year marks the three hundredth anniversary of the first Duke of Marlborough‘s death. He was an ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill and one of Britain’s greatest soldiers. Blenheim His great victory at Blenheim in Bavaria in 1704 … Read more

Did You Know

Hadrian’s Wall Annals Britannica, the complete British History website by Tom Bliss records that the Emperor Hadrian visited Britain 1900 years ago in the year 122 A D and decreed that the northern limit of the Roman Empire  should be delineated by a wall spanning Northern Britannica from the Tyne estuary to the Solway Firth. … Read more

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  Tutankhamun’s Tomb Discovered Annals Britannica, the online History of Britain by Tom Bliss, mentions the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter on this day Feb 16th 1923. Annals reveals that Carter was one of several British archaeologists who revealed many of the secrets of the ancient world’s civilisations.


Very good resource Annals Britannica website is a very, very good resource! I believe a few of my classmates have bought access to it also. I really enjoy the way you write – it is informative as well as enjoyable from a literary sense. I have been using it so far to aid my learning … Read more

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Oldest Anti-Slavery Organisation Annals Britannica, the British History website maintained by Tom Bliss records that The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded in London in 1839. It promoted efforts to fight slavery in Africa and other parts of the world. Now known as Anti- Slavery International, the Society still campaigns to end slavery throughout … Read more

The Amazing Royal Roses Women

Annals Brittanica reveals something of the ambitions and fates of powerful women who influenced the political and dynastic events of the War of the Roses. A more complete survey of their lives is given here and the novels of Philippa Gregory cover some of the same era. Two French Queens Catherine of Valois (1401-37) was … Read more

Britain – Home of World Sports

Britain – The World’s Sportsmaster Sport and games play a part in many cultures, but Annals Britannica notes in many of its entries how sport has played an important part in British history. The importance of the longbow as a war weapon is underlined by several medieval laws which tried to forbid pastimes which threatened … Read more

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