to the flytheflag.net History and Heritage
If you want to research any aspect of English
and British history we hope this will assist.
Listed below are various sites and links
which may prove useful to you.
Centre for vexillology (the study of flags). All you need to know about flags
Britannia - provides a complete guide to
comprehensive BBC history site
Public Records Office/National Archives
War Museum site
about The Romans in Britain
maps of Britain
for Comfort Theatre Company
men and women who helped shape the destiny
of these isles and their inhabitants. The
list could almost extend ad infinitum but
here are a few to consider (in no particular
Nelson - Probably Britain's finest naval
commander and the
architect of her most famous naval victory,
Trafalgar 21st October 1805.
Guide to this great man and his times.
Duke of Wellington - Britain's most famous
general, victor of the Peninsular Wars and
conqueror of Napoleon at Waterloo, 18th
June 1815. He later became PM.
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of.
Details of his victory at Waterloo.
Winston Churchill - Great wartime leader,
statesman, politician, orator and wit.
Biography - includes speeches and quotations.
Queen Boadicea (Boudicca) - Leader of Iceni
tribe. Led revolt against Romans.
Brief history of her struggle.
Hereward the Wake - English freedom fighter.
Led revolt against Norman Oppression.
Elizabeth 1 - One of England's finest monarchs.
Reigned over England's Golden Age.
Brief history of her reign.
William Shakespeare - The Bard. England's
most famous playwright.
Guide to his life and times.
King Arthur - Fact or fiction? Does it
matter? The legend lives on - Arthur and
his knights lie sleeping ready to wake
and answer the call to save these Isles
in their hour of need.
A useful resource
the Great - Regarded by many as the last
truly great English king. Defended
England against the Vikings. Known as "the
father of the English navy". A shrewd
military commander and wise law-maker.
He even found time to burn some cakes!
A strong, powerful yet modest man.
more try this site
Hood - Freedom fighter and a hero of
Olde England who with his "Merry
Men" - "robbed the rich to feed
Read about the legend and
Brunel - Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Great
19th century engineer. Builder of bridges,
railways and ships. Son of a Frenchman
but a truly great Briton nevertheless.
Newton - Sir Isaac Newton. Mathematical
genius of the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Charles Dickens - A literary genius blessed
with a great insight into the human condition.
A prolific writer and novelist. A sharp
witted observer of the life and times of
Visit this site
for more on this remakable man
Oliver Cromwell - Led the Parliamentary
forces to victory over the Royalists
in the English Civil War and for a few
years in the mid 17th Century
replaced the Crown as ruler of England.