Related links:

British History | Famous Britons | Lore & Legend | Rather Interesting

Accommodation Search

Historic Dates by County:

England: Bath | Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | County Durham | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | East Yorkshire | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | London | Merseyside | Norfolk | North Yorkshire | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Yorkshire | Wiltshire | Worcestershire | Scotland: Angus and Dundee | Argyll | Ayrshire and Arran | Borders | Dumfries and Galloway | Edinburgh and the Lothians | Fife | Glasgow | Grampian | Highlands | Isle of Mull | Lanarkshire | Orkneys | Perthshire | Shetland Isles | Stirlingshire | Western Isles | Wales: Anglesey | Mid Wales | North Wales | South Wales | West Wales | Ireland: Dublin | Louth | Offshore: Guernsey | Isle of Man | Isles of Scilly | Jersey | Northern Ireland: Belfast | County Antrim | County Armagh | County Fermanagh | County Londonderry

Featured Destination

January 2018: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself and others that this year you are definitely going ...More
More Uk destinations

Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1885 that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
More dates from British history

Search by name:   or

On this day:
California Gold Rush Begins - 1848, Battle of Spion Kop - 1900, Beatles Sign for Epstein - 1962, Winston Churchill dies - 1965

Famous and historic events from 1885

Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0
Britains 1st Electric Tram starts
Gordon Killed at Khartoum

Famous Britons born in 1885
Andrew Young
D H Lawrence
Florence Marian McNeill
Frank Kingdon-Ward
Frederick Handley Page
James Maxton
John Littlewood
Malcolm Campbell
Sir Henry Tizard
Susan Isaacs
Will Fyffe
William Lorimer

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
Love is 2 minutes and 52 seconds of squelching noises - John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
More Quotes

On this day:
California Gold Rush Begins - 1848, Battle of Spion Kop - 1900, Beatles Sign for Epstein - 1962, Winston Churchill dies - 1965
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages