All of the key details of the Great Fire of 1666: what happened day-by-day, the key people involved, who was blamed, and the rebuilding of London.
A quick, fascinating and fun snapshot of the key facts and figures about the life and work of one of our favourite authors.
Still the worst single epidemic in human history, it changed society for ever. Here we collate the key facts and figures from this dark and gruesome period.
All about the life and loss of the Titanic, in numbers. Fascinating facts on the build, the launch, the people, the sinking, the survivors and more.
Fascinating facts on the history, the heroes, and the cars of the land speed record, in numbers. View the complete timeline of speed records, or view pages for individual cars and drivers.
Lord Protector of England or a cruel and ruthless dictator? All the key facts about the personal and political life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell, in numbers.
“I’ll call for pen and ink and write my mind.” Fascinating facts and figures about on the life, work and legacy of the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare.
Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, Scandinavian warriors undertook a ruthless period of territorial and trade expansion. Read the key facts about the Vikings, in numbers.
An assortment of amazing facts and figures about the Greek Ancient Olympics, including the gods, events, athletes and demise of the games.
A comprehensive resource about the history and mystery of Stonehenge, covering the five phases of this ancient monument. The full story, in numbers.
Fascinating facts about the life, work and legacy of Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013), the anti-apartheid campaigner, politician, and South African President.
History in Numbers is a growing collection of fun, educational content covering historical subjects – people, places and events – from a fresh and novel perspective.
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Fascinating facts about space, in numbers; the Solar System, our Sun, the Earth and the planets, dwarf planets, asteroids and more.
Read facts and figures about the properties, cycles, and Man’s missions to the Moon, our only permanent natural satellite.
This collection of fascinating facts and figures reveal the magic and majesty of the frozen Antarctic wilderness, home to 70% of our fresh water.