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History

Find fascinating history facts from around the globe, from ancient civilisations like Ancient Egypt and incredible kingdoms to lost cities and gruesome legends — perfect for young historians like you!

Discover bloody battles, mighty monarchs and fierce warriors and uncover incredible (and often horrible!) history facts that will wow your friends and family.

Learn about awe-inspiring characters from our past, such as Queen Victoria and Henry VIII, life-changing world events like World War I and II, brush up on Britain’s rich and often bloody past and much, much more.

Ready for a time-travelling adventure, gang? Click about below to start your journey!

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General History

Mary Anning facts

Discover the fossil hunter whose discoveries changed the world…
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International Women’s Day

Check out our round-up of inspiring female figures from history…
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15 fun facts about the Queen

From inventing a new dog breed to publishing her first Instagram post, discover our favourite facts about the Queen…
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    Which big cat is recognisable thanks to its rosette markings?
General History

Twenty top Titanic facts

Discover the fate of this infamous ship…
Monarchy

Queen Victoria’s children

Learn about the sons and daughters of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert…

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Legend has it that pirate treasure may be buried near the Statue Of Liberty.

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The life of Nelson Mandela

Discover the world-famous human rights activist who became South Africa’s first black president…
General History

15 top William Shakespeare facts!

Learn all about William Shakespeare, the world-famous playwright and poet…
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10 facts about Martin Luther King

Learn about the world-famous civil rights campaigner…
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The life of Rosa Parks

Learn about this remarkable civil rights activist…
Monarchy

The life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Learn about the life of England’s last Tudor Queen…
Egypt

10 facts about Ancient Egypt!

Discover the secrets of this ancient civilisation…
Greece

10 facts about Ancient Greece

Learn all about this super-cool civilisation!
General History

10 eye-opening facts about World War 2

Learn about this hugely important event in British history…
Romans

10 Facts About Ancient Rome

Discover the glory of Ancient Rome…
General History

10 facts about the Vikings

Learn all about these Scandinavian sea-warriors!
General History

World War 1 facts

Nat Geo Kids travels back in time to find out more about a conflict that rocked the world…
Egypt

How to Make a Mummy!

Discover how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies!
Egypt

Tutankhamun facts!

Discover the secrets of the ancient ‘Boy King’…
General History

Awesome Anglo-Saxon facts!

Check out these cool facts about the fierce Anglo-Saxons…
Greece

5 terrifying tales from Greek mythology

Meet the mythical monsters from Ancient Greece!
Greece

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece!

Meet the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece!
Egypt

Fascinating facts about hieroglyphics!

We uncover this ancient alphabet…
Romans

10 Facts About The Colosseum!

Learn all about the Colosseum of Ancient Rome!
Monarchy

15 fun facts about the Queen

From inventing a new dog breed to publishing her first Instagram post, discover our favourite facts about the Queen…
General History

10 facts about the Tudors!

Nat Geo Kids discovers ten fast facts about the Tudors!
Egypt

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt!

Meet five supernatural beings from Ancient Egypt!
Monarchy

The six wives of King Henry VIII

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived!
Monarchy

10 Facts About Queen Victoria!

NG KiDS travels back in time to meet Her Majesty, Queen Victoria…
Monarchy

The life and reign of King Henry VIII

Check out the fascinating life of this fierce monarch…
General History

Stonehenge Facts!

Discover the secrets of this incredible ancient monument…
General History

Skara Brae facts!

Discover one of Britain’s most incredible pre-historic villages…
General History

Twenty top Titanic facts

Discover the fate of this infamous ship…
General History

The life of Rosa Parks

Learn about this remarkable civil rights activist…
General History

The life of Florence Nightingale

The founder of modern nursing, and the Lady with the Lamp…

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