Offa – King of Mercia

Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. Continue reading

John Wilkinson

John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson (1728 – 14 July 1808) was an English industrialist who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron and the use of cast-iron goods during the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading

Mary Anning

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Continue reading

King Offa of Mercia

King Offa of Mercia called himself the Rex Anglorum (“King of the English”) during his reign of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom Continue reading

First Cast Iron Bridge Built in England

Coalbrookedale Bridge over the River Severn in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England was the first cast iron bridge. Continue reading

The Anatomy of Plants Treatise

English botanist and physician Nehemiah Grew wrote a treatise, The Anatomy of Plants in 1682 Continue reading

Mary Anning Discovered Pterodactyl Skeleton

Mary Anning discovered her true calling as a palaeontologist at the age of 12, upon discovering the first authenticated ichthyosaur skeleton Continue reading

The First Penny Was a Silver Coin

The first silver coin penny was minted in Mercia, England in 790 Continue reading

Long Distance Learning Begins in England

Open University, headquartered in Milton Keynes, England opened in 1971 Continue reading

Mary Anning Unearths an Ichthyosaur Fossil

Mary Anning, English fossil hunter discovered and excavated an entire ichthyosaur fossil Continue reading