Home European History UK/Irish History

UK/Irish History

Sometime before the start of the first millennium AD, the Celtic people of Western Europe took to boats and settled the two islands later known as Britain and Ireland. Since that time, the history of these two islands has been interconnected. The Irish invaded and created Scotland. The Norman British later returned the favour and launched an invasion that started centuries of fighting that lead to the political division of Ireland today. Amidst this constant fighting, the two island have produced many of history's biggest names: King Arthur, St. Patrick, Henry VIII, Shakespeare, Thomas Moore, Duke Wellington, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill, and so many more.

A Crusade For Peace: George Lansbury’s Worldwide Trip for Peace, 1936-37

George Lansbury was perhaps the greatest idealist of his generation. He was an absolute pacifist who believed sincerely that war was the greatest evil...

“A Prophet Before Her Time:” Beatrice Potter Webb, Part 3: The Aftermath, 1909-1947

In late 1908, Beatrice began writing her landmark Minority Report. In it she wrote that people became poor ...from a variety of causes, from old...

“A Prophet Before Her Time:” Beatrice Potter Webb, Part 2: The Poor Law Commission...

Nineteen men and women were appointed the Royal Commission For Poor Law Reform and Relieving of Distress. Most of the appointees were social reformers,...

“A Prophet Before Her Time:” Beatrice Potter Webb, Part 1: Beatrice Webb’s Life Up...

Few political thinkers have influenced British society and politics in the 20th Century as much as Beatrice Potter Webb. She was a prodigious scholar,...

How To Marry An English Lord: The Uniting of British Lords and American Heiresses

Winston Churchill was, among other things, an accomplished historian and writer, writing several books during his lifetime. Four of these: his four-volume A History...

“What About the Rentiers?”: The Formation of the National Government (1931), Part 2

Many had expected that a Conservative-Liberal Coalition would become the next Government, a thought that MacDonald shared. (1) However, this was not the case....

“What About the Rentiers?”: The Formation of the National Government (1931), Part 1

The formation of the National Government in August 1931 remains one of the more controversial issues in Labour Party and 20th Century British political...

Women in the 19th Century – Life in Regency England, Part 1: Society

Life in high society during the Regency was a glamorous round of balls and parties, governed by strict rules of etiquette. Members of society,...

The Conscience of His Generation: George Lansbury, Pacifism, and the 1930s

There seldom has been a more committed idealist in British politics than George Lansbury. He once wrote that he sympathized with "...those who stand...

“A Party For Ordinary Blokes:” The Birth of Britain’s Labour Party, 1900-1924

One of the greatest political events of 20th-century British history was the twin rise to prominence of the Labour Party and the sudden demise...
- Advertisement -

Support the Truth in History
Make a Donation Today


BTC:


13VMC7xLWD4HNicsd2Yj9EHoMAbSi5V6TJ

LTC:


LTs1psaVic6wQgGsfb8ErAUNYZMNdUc5Sr

Latest article

From Papyrus to Paper

Papyrus is an Egyptian water plant that has enabled man to preserve from oblivion the records of dynasties long since passed into history. The...

Qanats: Ancient Underground Aqueducts

Approximately 3000 years ago, clever technicians in the Middle East developed a method for moving water that was reliable, ecologically sound, pollution-free, long-lasting and...

The Golden Age of Canals: Europe Embraced Canal Usage and Development

Europe may not have been the first area of the world to use canals, but they embraced the idea of canals and developed them...