The Incredible History of Britain: A Tapestry of Humanity
An informal and impartial collection of events of the past to help understand & add value to the places we visit in our travels.
History: the greatest story ever told! Its captivating plot lines, woven with heroes and villains, great thinkers, and selfless souls, draw us into a mesmerising world of richly detailed narratives. Through its pages, we find ourselves entranced by the courage displayed and the events that have indelibly shaped humanity. Nowhere is this tapestry of human existence more vividly depicted than in the history of Britain — a tale that stands among the greatest ever told!
The Incredible History of Britain unfurls before us, a magnificent collection of informal and impartial clusters of events from the past. It beckons us to embark on a journey, not merely to grasp the essence of Britain today, but to delve deep into the very core of its being. This extraordinary tapestry of humanity serves as a guide, thoughtfully curated to enrich our travels and enhance our understanding of the places we visit. Each thread woven into its fabric paints a vivid picture, revealing the triumphs, struggles, and transformative moments that have shaped the identity of Britain.
Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse through the annals of time, guided by the stories of the past. Discover the spirit of those who walked these lands before us, leaving their indomitable mark on the heritage we cherish today. History, the grandest of all stories, awaits. Unravel its secrets, inspiring and enlightening you along the way. Embrace the Incredible History of Britain, and let it paint a vivid tapestry of wonder and wisdom in your mind!
History of Britain
The history of Britain is indeed unique. It begins with known human presence about 900,000 years ago, stretching to the Roman invasion in AD 43. The journey continues over thousands of years and tells the stories of how peoples lives were changed, the shifts in power and in religion over centuries. We are either encouraged to delve deeper, add value to our understanding of humanity, or simply to ignore the insanity because it terrifies us.
We also know, that in history, nothing was ever in a certain way for long. Events happen. They evolve. Stories are told. Sometimes in lores, sometimes in recollection, and sometimes written. Through these, hidden secrets are uncovered, mysteries behind some of the iconic sites are decoded and more ‘history’ is unearthed. To add context to the discoveries, new stories are created to be the ‘history’ for future generations to ponder.
I love history and always have. I find history intriguing, gripping, and sometimes insanely unbelievable! It is both the story of an individual and the whole of humanity, that lends context to the real cause of their behaviour. Therefore, I welcome you to read the following small selection of stories on the history of Britain in the hope that it adds value to your travels when visiting some of the iconic sites in Britain.
Before you do, I share with you one of my favourite quotes on History by Sir Terry Pratchett (from “Mort”) that captures the essence of the stories of the past.
History unravels gently, like an old sweater. It has been patched and darned many times, re-knitted to suit different people, shoved in a box under the sink of censorship to be cut up for the dusters of propaganda, yet it always –eventually – manages to spring back into its old familiar shape. History has a habit of changing the people who think they are changing it. History always has a few tricks up its frayed sleeve. It’s been around a long time.