British history can be lots of things, it can be fun, horrifying, challenging, contentious, sad, inspiring, funny and great, but never dull!
We are amateur history buffs with a passion for British history, warts and all! The history of books not opinions, the history of antiquarian sources, not narrative. Our focus is Great Britain, domestic events and pre WWI.
Our aim is to provide an overview of a topic, a person, an event, a place etc. with identified sources to allow the reader to evaluate and explore the source material and search for further information. We are not here to judge the people and events of the past, we are here to breathe life into the words of people that recorded history and the world as they saw it, that contributed to history for good or ill and hopefully some context with time, place and beliefs.
We have a modest but much-loved personal library of works from the 17th century to the present day. Many of the books are long out of copyright and discoverable online via free access projects. Many modern sources are used and website links are provided as references for easy exploration.
We hope, over time, to build a website that people will use to explore and enjoy the wonderful history of our wonderful Island.
This is a non-commercial endeavour. No subscriptions and with nothing to sell.
For anyone that would like to comment or suggest a correction please follow the link at the bottom of the page for the associated Twitter account. No other form of contact is offered to avoid complicated data/GDPR policies.
Love Great British history!