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Hondius's map of Guiana
When Sir Walter Ralegh visited South America in 1595, he fell in love with it – or at least in love with the idea of what it could do for him.
Polish II Corps
It has taken a long time for the endeavours of forces like the Polish II Corps to make their way back into the global consciousness. There is still a long way to go until both the heroism and…
C17 drinking
James I of England (and VI of Scotland) has not always had a good reputation. Known as ‘the wisest fool in Christendome’, he was considered slovenly, his tongue was reportedly too big for his mouth,…

Latest Quizzes

Girl on crocodile
Many people own pets, from dogs and cats to the more exotic, but how much do you know about pets in history? Take our quiz to find out!
Moon landings
How much do you really know about the Moon landing in 1969? Try the GetHistory.co.uk 50th anniversary quiz and find out!
Name the historical character from their on screen depiction
Can you match the following film and TV characters to the real historical character? See if you can get over 70%!

Latest News

Will Iredale
Will Iredale is a historian and journalist who has written two fantastic books on aspects of the Second World War. The latter of these, 'Pathfinders', won our 'Book of the Year'…
Edward Shawcross
Edward Shawcross's first book, 'The Last Emperor of Mexico', has been showered with praise by critics and audiences alike. In between teaching, touring, and talking about his fantastic…
We Have Ways Fest
In just a few weeks’ time, between 22 and 24 July, the brilliant We Have Ways of Making You Talk podcast will be holding its second We Have Ways Fest. Following on from the success of its inaugural…

Latest Reviews

Maria Golia, Short History of Tomb-Raiding
Maria Golia’s 'A Short History of Tomb-Raiding' provides just that: a history of tomb-raiding in Egypt, from the time of the ancients through to the present day. This is a grown-up,…
Dinner in Rome
'Dinner in Rome' is, like a good carbonara, an effortless combination of ingredients that come together to make the perfect dish. Part history, part travel guide, and part food-critic'…
Mission France, Kate Vigurs
In 'Mission France', Kate Vigurs tells the story of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances, whose courage contributed in real and significant ways to the liberation of France.