The Anglo-Saxons: Facts & Information for Kids

Who Were the Anglo-Saxons? The Anglo-Saxons were invaders, particularly of Germanic origins, that began to take over and control England beginning in 449 A.D. and ending during the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. The Anglo-Saxons primarily consisted of the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians, and Franks. In the early 5th century, the Roman Empire was falling … Read more

How Did World War 1 Start?

There are many different reasons and answers to the question “How did World War 1 start?”. It was a complicated time and a lot of events happened and built up to the eventual start of WW1. Below are some interesting facts about the build up to World War 1 and why it started. Many of … Read more

World War 2: Facts & Information for Kids

World War II is considered the biggest war in global history. The war engaged over 30 countries, and it lasted six years in total.  World War II affected nearly every region of the world in the early to mid-1900s, so it is important to understand when, where, and how this massive war happened. Included below … Read more

Anderson Shelter Facts & Information for Kids

What is an Anderson Shelter? The Anderson shelter was an air raid shelter designed to accommodate up to six people. It was designed in 1938 by William Paterson and Oscar Carl (Karl) Kerrison in response to a request from the Home Office. The Anderson shelter was named after Sir John Anderson, who was Lord Privy … Read more

Motte and Bailey Castle: Facts & Information for Kids

What is a Motte and Bailey Castle? A motte and bailey castle often spelt as motte-and-bailey, is old type of castle and one of the first castles to be built in England. The castle is made up of two parts: The motte is a raised mound of earth which has a wooden or stone building … Read more

Conwy Castle: Facts & Information for Kids

Conwy Castle was built in the Middle Ages by Edward I of England. He built it after he went and conquered Wales, taking control of it. The castle was built from 1283 to 1289 and is a part of the city walls. It is believed that Conway Castle cost £15,000 to build, and it has … Read more

Catherine Parr: Facts & Information for Kids

Catherine Parr was the Queen of England and Ireland from 1543 to 1547 and was the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII. She outlived Henry by one year, and was the first woman to be queen of both England and Ireland. Interesting Facts about Catherine Parr Below are some interesting facts about … Read more

Buddhism in China: Facts & Information

Buddhism was first brought to China somewhere around 500 AD. It came from India and then spanned through Central Asia along the Silk Road — an ancient network of trade and culture routes in Asia that connected the West and the East and sold many things like herbs and spices. Below are some interesting facts … Read more