HMS Queen Elizabeth took to the waves yesterday at the Scottish Dockyard Clyde. The aircraft carrier is the biggest warship the Royal Navy has ever constructed and will most definitely expand on the nations global maritime influence. Earlier this month Her Majesty The Queen officially named the vessel.
Having done a bit of reading the other day i came across the rather fascinating revelation that Britain has invaded nearly 90% of the world’s countries during its history, with only 22 out of 193 not on the receiving end of a bit of Great British aggression. The findings are detailed in a book, “All […]
Happy 4th July to all the American readers across the pond! Newcastle Beer has come out with some risky but hilarious adverts just to celebrate, enjoy Stephen Merchant & Zachary Quinto below! Imagine how great America would have been if Great Britain won the Revolutionary War. And imagine how much beer Newcastle would’ve sold. Best […]
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th Century, although the roots go back much earlier. On battlefields, a regiment’s colours or flags were used as a rallying point. Consequently, regiments would have their ensigns slowly […]
The £1 coin is to be replaced with a new 12-sided version, shaped like the old “threepenny bit”, in a bid to tackle forgery, the government announced this morning. Today Chancellor George Osborne will announce the replacement of the current £1 coin – which has been in circulation for over thirty years. The new coin […]
In the space of exactly a month – from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914, to the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia on July 28th – Europe had gone from peaceful prosperity to a conflict zone that would bring down four empires and cost more than 15 million […]
“Britain may be a small island, but I would challenge anyone to find a country with a prouder history, a bigger heart or greater resilience. Britain is an island that has helped to clear the European continent of fascism – and was resolute in doing that throughout World War Two. Britain is an island that […]