Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

Here we take a look at the career of the determined ruler of Mercia, Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great, who battled Vikings, built forts and founded towns.Read more

From Prototype to Defender of the Skies: The Story of the Spitfire

The British Spitfire – the iconic, high performance aircraft, celebrated for its maneuverability, speed and fire power – helped the RAF turn the tide of the Second World War in the Allies’ favour.Read more

8 Things to Know About the Black Country

The Black Country can be found in the West Midlands, roughly made up of towns within the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – although you won’t find any official borders on the map, or any two Yam Yams that agree on it!Read more

Women in the Workforce During the Second World War: Taking on Men’s Roles

With hundreds of thousands of men away fighting during the Second World War, labour shortages became acute. Women were needed to fill men’s roles. Read more

The Chilwell catastrophe: Fatal explosion on the home front

One hundred years ago a catastrophic explosion tore through the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.Read more

5 Stellar Women of Space Science

We’ve collaborated with The Royal Society to celebrate and record the stories of groundbreaking women of science. These 5 out-of-this-world women who made cosmic waves in the world of astronomy.Read more