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Black Hole of Calcutta

History; British history

A dungeon located at Fort William in Calcutta. It is notable as many British prisoners of war were held in this dungeon when it was captured by the Nawab of Bengal in 1756. So many prisoners were ...

House of Windsor

History; British history

The House of Windsor is the Royal House of the Commonwealth realm, including the UK. It was founded by King George V in 1917 when he changed his family name from German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to ...

Scottish Independence Referendum 2014

History; British history

A 2014 referendum on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Following the victory of the Scottish National Party in the Scottish Parliament election, the Scottish and ...

Staffordshire Hoard

History; British history

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found. Discovered in Staffordshire, UK in July 2009, the hoard is comprised of over 3,500 items. The hoard ...

Magna Carta

History; British history

English political charter which King John was forced to sign by his barons at Runnymede in 1215.

Hadrian's Wall

History; British history

Roman defensive wall built across northern England. Construction began in AD 122 after the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in order to defend the province of Britain against invasions of tribes ...

Domesday Book

History; British history

Extensive survey of the lands of England compiled on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1086 in order to provide an informed basis for taxation.

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