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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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The life of Nelson Mandela

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

15 top William Shakespeare facts!

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

15 fun facts about the Queen

Join us on a trip back through history to discover our favourite facts about the Queen…
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    Who discovered gravity?

10 facts about Martin Luther King

Learn about the world-famous civil rights campaigner…

The life of Rosa Parks

Learn about this remarkable civil rights activist…

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.

The life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I

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

The Life of Mary Seacole

A one-of-a-kind nurse, intrepid traveller and brave heroine…

The life of Florence Nightingale

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

Aboriginal Australian Culture: One of the Oldest Living Cultures

Explore Aboriginal Australian Culture, one of the oldest in the world!

The adventures of Captain Cook!

Take a trip back in time to when Captain Cook sailed into Sydney Harbour…

10 facts about Ancient Egypt!

Discover the secrets of this ancient civilisation…

10 facts about Ancient Greece

Learn all about this super-cool civilisation!

10 eye-opening facts about World War 2

Learn about this hugely important event in British history…

10 facts about the Vikings

Learn all about these Scandinavian sea-warriors!

10 Facts About Ancient Rome

Discover the glory of Ancient Rome…

World War 1 facts

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

How to Make a Mummy!

Discover how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies!

Tutankhamun facts!

Discover the secrets of the ancient ‘Boy King’…

Awesome Anglo-Saxon facts!

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

5 terrifying tales from Greek mythology

Meet the mythical monsters from Ancient Greece!

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece!

Meet the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece!

Fascinating facts about hieroglyphics!

We uncover this ancient alphabet…

10 Facts About The Colosseum!

Learn all about the Colosseum of Ancient Rome!

15 fun facts about the Queen

Join us on a trip back through history to discover our favourite facts about the Queen…

10 facts about the Tudors!

Nat Geo Kids discovers ten fast facts about the Tudors!

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt!

Meet five supernatural beings from Ancient Egypt!

The six wives of King Henry VIII

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

10 Facts About Queen Victoria!

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

The life and reign of King Henry VIII

Check out the fascinating life of this fierce monarch…

Stonehenge Facts!

Discover the secrets of this incredible ancient monument…

Skara Brae facts!

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

Would YOU have survived the Titanic?

Discover your chance of survival…

The life of Rosa Parks

Learn about this remarkable civil rights activist…

The life of Florence Nightingale

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

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