History Blog UK Europe

Short Histories

Bite sized chunks of interesting, important and inspiring history that deserves to be remembered and explored.


at a time

The Burke and Hare Murders

In an age where curiosity about the human body meant that ‘gravedigging’ fresh corpses from their resting places was a common and lucrative trade, the two men had decided to produc...  more  

The Gunpowder Plot

Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November... Discover a story of religious strife, treason and how an act of terrorism influenced a modern day British day of celebration!  more