Pre-20th Century Conflict
From the Battle of Agincourt to Spion Kop, pre-20th century British military history is littered with conflicts that continue to enthrall. Explore them here with news, reviews, features, events, resources, websites and much more drawn from UK museums, galleries, archives and heritage sites.
Imperial War Museum's new First World War gallery, which has reopened following a £40 million overhaul, is a major step forward in museum exhibitions, writes Richard Moss.
Events including a show, exhibitions and two major historical re-enactments will take place on and around the historical battlefield of Waterloo in June 2015.
What really happened at Bannockburn? How important was the battle, who were the main players, and what were the stakes? Come on a journey through Scotland and the north of England to revisit the complex events of the First War of Independence on the 700th anniversary of the great battle.
The Battlefield archaeologist who discovered the site of the Battle of Bosworth is planning a major dig at Battle Abbey in spring 2015 to preserve the archaeology of the Battle of Hastings from......
A pair of cannons from HMS Victory 1737, fully loaded with hemp rope wadding, iron cannon balls and a mass of damp gunpowder, have been restored and returned to Portsmouth.
Archaeology laser project in Newark aims to uncover more about the "Stalingrad of the English Civil War"
The remains of the bloody siege of Newark during the English Civil War are about to be explored in depth by an innovative laser archaeology project.
The Vikings’ stay in Great Britain was comparatively short – but lasting. Even a 1000 years after they left the island, they keep fascinating adults as well as children. These museums are the......
The National Army Museum closes its doors and begins the process of transformation into a modern museum with 21st century facilities.
From the capture of Jerusalem by the Emperor Titus to a decorated Roman bread stamp, we take a look at the British Museum gallery dedicated to AD 300-1100.
The Royal Armouries has welcomed an appeal judgement that prevents a rare armet dating to 1500 being sold at auction by a church in Hampshire.
More than 1,000 objects have been found in 17 acres of land around Cambuskenneth Abbey – one of the few places singled out in tales of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Flanked by huge screens, a virtual battlefield will be part of the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre when it opens in Stirling next month.
A new website is to be developed for the 2015 bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, partnered by the National Army Museum and Culture24.
Backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Army Museum and Culture24 will launch a digital collection for next year's bicentenary of Waterloo. Here are six artefacts that might make the final......
A mid-17th century gold ring, possibly given as a gift between family members on opposing sides of the Civil War, will go on show at the new £5.4 million centre.