British history is literally filled with interesting and inspiring tales, here are some of the more interesting and lesser known ones.
Christmas is a time honoured celebration, however there was a period in British history where the ruling government banned it, and anything associated with it.
Who would of ever thought that the river Thames would be frozen solid, well it did freeze, and quite frequently, and the citizens of London made the most of it.
Tsunami is not a word that you would typically associate with a disaster occurring on British shores, however in January 1607, the worst natural disaster in British history ravaged over 500 square kilometres of British land, claiming over 2,000 lives.
You know that feeling you get when you see the tragedy of spillled beer, then spare a thought for the citizens of London in 1814 where over a million litres of beer swept away, with disastrous effect.
We all know that Game of Thrones is a fictional fantasy series, however there are many events in history that have inspired and themed the events of show, none more so than the dynastic battle that ended with the Wars of the Roses.
Few stories in British history tell a tale of female heroism in the Victorian era as well as the story of Grace Darling and the courage she displayed on one morning in 1838.
We all know the gunpowder treason and plot, that in 1605 Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament, but how much do you know of the complete conspiracy that was three years in the making.
The story of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender) is one that has been romanticised in Scottish legend, and is one of the more impassioned attempts at taking the throne of England, in one turbulent year in British history.