Travel back in time with our videos and have fun with history. Watch as we interview a medieval noblewoman, a prehistoric flint miner and even Henry VIII. Put your Roman knowledge to the test with Rattus Rattus, and learn how to recreate our castles in Minecraft. Make your own sword and shield following our step by step guides, or go on an animated journey through the story of England.

History in a nutshell: Why did people fear witchcraft?

We think we all know witches, with their broomsticks, black cats, cackling laughter and big pointy hats.  But do witches really exist?  Where does this image come from?  Watch this video to discover the magical history of witches. 

A Day in the Life

Step back in time and experience a day for children living in the past with our new animated series. Make sure to look out for new episodes coming soon!



What was life like in a medieval monastery? Join Martin for a day in his life as a chorister at Battle Abbey in 1500 to find out.

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Homes through History

Discover homes from history with our new video series! Meet characters from the past and hear them answer questions from our Young Members.

Explore Our Castles in Minecraft

 Discover two of our castles beautifully recreated in Minecraft by the experts at Yogscast and Blockworks.

Test your Roman knowledge with Rattus Rattus

How well do you know Roman history? Do you know your centurion from your Caesar? Find out in this fun quiz with Rattus Rattus. 

Historical Things to make and do

Discover our collection of history-themed ideas for things to make and do, whether it’s creating a beautiful Roman mosaic design or forging your own cardboard sword and shield.

More to explore

  • Kids Home

    Learn about England’s history and discover more about everyday life in the past, from the rich and famous to the general population, through fun facts, illustrated stories and games. 

  • Historical Timeline Posters

    We've created a series of posters showing the history of England, from prehistory through to the World Wars. Print them out to create a mega timeline, or colour your own with our downloadable sheets.

  • Things to Make and Do

    For weekends, rainy days and holidays, we’ve collected our best ideas for you to get hands-on and crafty with history.

  • Tasty Historical Makes and Bakes

    Serve up a slice of history with these delicious recipes from the past.  Whip up a batch of Mrs Crocombe's favourite Queen Drop Biscuits, bake a medieval pie, watch our interview with a Tudor cook and more.

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