The Great Fire of London Facts for Kids

During the first days of September 1666, London suffered a huge disaster. It destroyed many buildings, including churches, civic buildings, and homes. One-third of the city was destroyed and 100,000 people became homeless. It was the worst fire in London’s history. London in the 1660s There were around 350,000 people in London before the Great … Read more

The Feudal System Facts for Kids

The word “feudal” refers to the economic, political, and social system that characterized medieval Europe from about 1000 to 1300. A landowner gave vassals a piece of land in return for a promise from the person who received it. The people’s payment to the lord usually came by doing military service or regularly giving them … Read more

The Russian Revolution Facts for Kids

The Russian Revolution of 1917 ended up centuries of czarist rule in Russia. It led to violence, ending Russia’s rule under the Romanov dynasty. The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power and overthrew centuries-long traditions of Russia’s rule. Causes The Russian Revolution resulted from a long period of oppression and unrest. In Russia, the … Read more

Vikings Facts for Kids

The Vikings raided, explored, traded with other people, and colonized during the 9th to 11th centuries. Vikings often traveled by boat and took control of places around the world. Vikings raided Europe. They changed the language of the countries they conquered. A thousand years ago, Vikings that sailed in the ocean lived in northwest Europe. … Read more

The Spanish Armada Facts for Kids

In 1588, Spain sent a large fleet to invade England with 130 ships. The Spanish Armada set sail for England, but the English outwitted them. Some ships sunk, and storms damaged some while they tried to go back home. The Spanish Armada attack was one of the most important events during Elizabeth I’s rule.  Elizabeth … Read more

The British Empire Facts for Kids

Britain became an empire in the sixteenth century when John Cabot went across the Atlantic. The British Empire grew in size and power during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During the twentieth century, the British Empire became the Commonwealth. Today, people are engaged in a battle for decolonization, which is the process of gaining control … Read more

The Space Race Facts for Kids

After World War II ended and the mid-20th century began, the Cold War started. The United States and Russia were at war against each other. Space became an arena for this competition as both sides fought with technology, military power, and economic system to prove who was better. Keep reading for more facts about the … Read more

Apollo 11 Facts for Kids

The Apollo 11 mission took place 8 years after President John F Kennedy announced that the goal was to land a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969. Apollo 11 was to perform the first human landing of the Moon. On July 20, 1969, … Read more