The History of England

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Welcome to the English History wing of the h2g2 Historical Society.

Yes, yes, yes. We've heard it all before. Union Jack, the Queen, 1066, Winston Churchill, etc. Here are some other historically-inclined Guide Entries about that nation of shopkeepers and gardens, and where everybody lives in castles apparently.


Recent updates to the English History wing include: Cambridge Footlights, The Gunpowder Plot, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, Lloyd's of London, The Music Pilgrim's Guide to London, Not the Nine O'Clock, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside, London, Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, Why the British Drive on the Left

The following linked Entries have recently received Official Approval: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight.


Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire



Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex

Billingshurst, West Sussex

Blue Peter

The British Museum

Bruton, Somerset


Cambridge Footlights

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Danger Mouse

Didsbury, South Manchester

Eleanor's Cross, Geddington

The Floating Bridge

Getting to the Isle of Wight

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The Goon Show


The Gunpowder Plot

Henrican Castles, Isle of Wight

Hereford, Herefordshire

Heston, London

The Hillsborough Tragedy

Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Journey into Space

Just a Minute

Kingston-Upon-Hull, Humberside

Learn Old English

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lloyd's of London

Long Distance Footpaths in the UK

Magdalen College School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Magdalen College School, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire

The Maharaja's Well, Berkshire

The Music Pilgrim's Guide to London

Not the Nine O'Clock

Pearly Kings and Queens

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Plymouth, Devon

Railways of the Isle of Wight

Royal Holloway, Surrey

Sapphire and Steel

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside, London

Skegness, Lincolnshire

Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire

Southampton Town Walls and Castle

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Whitstable, Kent

Why the British Drive on the Left

Yately, Hampshire

Yaverland, Isle of Wight

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