On April 10, 1940, British submarine HMS Tarpon and its crew of 50 were sent to Norway to intercept Nazi merchant vessels. They were was never heard from again. Now, after 76 years, the sub has finally been found. An investigation of the remarkably well preserved vessel shows it didn’t go down without a fight.
A DNA analysis of wheat found in an ancient peat bog suggests early Britons were more commercially sophisticated than previously thought. The presence of wheat on the British Isles a full 2,000 years before farmers began cultivating cereal grains means these hunter-gatherers may have established important trade…
Archaeologists working at Stonehenge have found the oldest-known Mesolithic encampment in the United Kingdom. The remarkable discovery of the 6,000-year-old site adds a new complication to the British government's plan to build a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) tunnel beneath the site.
Researchers at the British Library have inadvertently stumbled upon what appears to be an "eccentric" architectural plan drawn by King George III. Drawn during his period of madness, it offers a bizarre glimpse into the long-reigning monarch's deteriorating state of mind.
From 1914 to 1919, the Allied powers restricted the maritime supply of raw materials and foodstuffs to the Central Powers. The policy is often called a key component in the Allied victory, but it resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and introduced the world to a terrifying new kind of warfare.
It was on this day in 1939 that Great Britain declared War on Germany, a momentous decision that was reached just two days after the invasion of Poland. Here's a sampling of the newspaper headlines and news reels that greeted the world on that fateful day.
A Polish oil worker out on a survey in the Sahara Desert recently stumbled upon this incredibly well-preserved Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk. Riddled with bullet holes and featuring the tell-tale signs of a crash landing, the remains tell a harrowing story — one with a likely tragic ending.
At the dawn of the Second World War, the island nation of Britain faced the grim possibility that it might be starved into defeat owing to a German naval blockade. To assess this threat, a group of Cambridge dieticians took part in a secret experiment to see just how malnourished they could become.
During the early 1980s, as the Cold War heated up, British officials drafted a stirring speech for Queen Elizabeth in the event of imminent nuclear war. Here's what she would have said to her loyal subjects on the eve of armageddon.
Why didn't the Doctor do anything to fix the oppressive alien society he met in the Doctor Who Christmas special? Because most of the time, the Doctor only tries to preserve the status quo. But occasionally he visits a dystopia where he launches a revolution and smashes the system. Click through for our chart showing…