How Magna Carta happened 1: Introduction – Family tree

King John has gone down in history as the worst king that England ever had, and he narrowly held onto his throne in 1215 by signing Magna Carta – the Great Charter – cutting his power to a mere shadow of what it had once been. He was the great grandson of William the Conqueror […]

Super Secret Societies That Pull Strings Without You Knowing

Imagine you found yourself in some large strange house. You’re invited down to the basement where you navigate a series of winding corridors, only to enter a room through a hidden door that opens when a certain book is pulled out of a shelf. Once in the room you are greeted by a bunch of […]

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Welcome to the United Kingdom (and a Whole Lot More) explained by me, C. G. P. Grey. United Kingdom? England? Great Britain? Are these three the same place? Are they different places? Do British people secretly laugh those who use the terms incorrectly? Who knows the answers to these questions? I do, and I’m going […]

How to Pronounce 20 British Cities

If you want to visit Britain then you need to know how to pronounce the places that you are going to go. So today we’re going to look at how to pronounce twenty British cities. Are you ready to go on a tour around Britain? Ok, here we go! Before we do, I just want […]

The Immigration History of the United States of America

Immigration. It’s been the defining characteristic of America since before our country even began, so it’s important to remind ourselves of our rich history…of where we all came from to create this one-of-a-kind melting pot of people that is the United States in the 21st century. The first successful colony in America was established in […]

AncestryDNA | Learn more about AncestryDNA’s Genetic Communities™ | Ancestry

The science behind AncestryDNA can go further than just your ethnic mix. With our unique combination of the world’s largest DNA and family tree databases, we can show you a more precise picture of your origins. We call it Genetic Communities. Discover your links to specific peoples and places and understand how history shaped their […]

Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language but what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? And how are any of them related to the strange words in Beowulf? The answer is […]