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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

15 facts about the Victorians!

Head back in time to when Britain became the most powerful empire in world history…
Romans

10 Facts About Ancient Rome

Discover the glory of Ancient Rome…
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General History

10 Winter Olympics facts!

Find out about this hair-raising international event…
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    What is the largest species of bird?
General History

The Great Fire of London Facts

Discover the fierce flames that changed London forever…
Egypt

10 facts about Ancient Egypt!

Discover the secrets of this ancient civilisation…

Did you know?

Earth has been recycling water for over 4 billion years! That means we drink the same water as woolly mammoths, the first humans and King Tut.

General History

Amazing Paralympic athletes!

These sporting superstars are at the top of their game…
Greece

10 facts about the Olympics!

Learn all about this extraordinary international sporting event!
General History

The life of Alan Turing

Find out about this extraordinary mathematician…
General History

International Women’s Day

Check out our round-up of inspiring female figures from history…
General History

Awesome Anglo-Saxon facts!

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

10 facts about Ancient Egypt!

Discover the secrets of this ancient civilisation…
General History

10 facts about World War 2

Learn about this hugely important event in British history…
General History

World War 1 facts

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

10 facts about Ancient Greece

Learn all about this super-cool civilisation!
Romans

10 Facts About Ancient Rome

Discover the glory of Ancient Rome…
General History

Awesome Anglo-Saxon facts!

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

10 facts about the Colosseum!

Learn all about the Colosseum of Ancient Rome!
Greece

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece!

Meet the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece!
General History

10 facts about the Vikings

Learn all about these Scandinavian sea-warriors!
Greece

5 terrifying tales from Greek mythology

Meet the mythical monsters from Ancient Greece!
Monarchy

The six wives of King Henry VIII

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived!
Egypt

How to Make a Mummy!

Discover how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies!
Egypt

Fascinating facts about hieroglyphics!

We uncover this ancient alphabet…
Egypt

Tutankhamun facts!

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

15 top William Shakespeare facts!

Learn all about William Shakespeare, the world-famous playwright and poet…
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

Stonehenge Facts!

Discover the secrets of this incredible ancient monument…
Monarchy

10 Facts About Queen Victoria!

NG KiDS travels back in time to meet Her Majesty, Queen Victoria…
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!
General History

The life of Rosa Parks

Learn about this remarkable civil rights activist…
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…
Monarchy

The life and reign of King Henry VIII

Check out the fascinating life of this fierce monarch…
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