Welcome to a cartoon Liverpool history.
Discover there is more to the history of Liverpool than the slave trade, Irish immigration and The Beatles!

History of Liverpool - Norman Conquests

Start your journey through the History of Liverpool in 1066.
Discover the scouse connections with the Battle of Hastings.
Find out how people in Anglo-Saxon West Derby trained killer hawks.
Read what the Domesday book said about YOUR ancestors.
See what West Derby Castle looked like,
and learn what the West Derby Hundred was all about.

Basically, if you could speak French, avoided getting an arrow in the eye and knew the right people, you’d be “bien”.

History of Liverpool - medieval Liverpool

Continue your journey through the History of Liverpool in medieval times.
Find out how Liverpool gets its name.
Learn that King John wasn’t such a bad guy after all.
See what Liverpool Castle looked like.
It was good enough for Royalty to stay there!
Discover your place in the medieval feudal system.

Basically, if you avoided the deadly bubonic plague and knew how to make something, medieval Liverpool was not half as bad as might think…

 History of Liverpool - Liverpool Middle Ages

Read the ‘forgotten’ History of Liverpool during the Late Middle Ages.
Discover how rich rivals, the Molyneux and Stanley families,
nearly tore town apart with a 3000 men riot.
Scousers fight France at the Battle of Agincourt
and bring an end to the War of the Roses
Squirm when the Princes in the Tower meet their fate via deadly scouse hands…

Basically, if you could hold a pitchfork, or better still a sword, you’d be knighted.

 History of Liverpool - Civil War

The English Civil War comes to town.
It’s Crown versus Parliament in the Civil War.
Killing more people than the first and second world wars combined.
10,000 men attack Liverpool Castle but and dashing
Prince Rupert arrives (with his dog and ‘invisible’ monkey) to save the day.
The King’s head was chopped off and Christmas was cancelled!!!

  Basically, providing you didn’t actually live in England during this period… you’d be alright!


 History of Liverpool - Slave Trade

Sailors, Sailboats, Slaves and Sugar… Lots of Sugar
Liverpool becomes a centre of world trade.
It was piracy – plundering other ships on the seven seas – and not slavery
that brought the main wealth to Liverpool.
Liverpool merchants make millions from importing sugar
as soon Georgian Liverpool becomes the tooth decay capital of the world!

Basically, if you avoided being Shanghaied
and brushed your teeth with something other than gin, you’d be ship-shape matey.

 History of Liverpool - Victorian Liverpool

Victorian Liverpool – The Tale of Two Cities
Liverpool becomes the second most powerful city in the world.
With Stephenson’s Rocket, we give birth to Railways.
Discover the history of Liverpool and Everton football clubs.
and learn that St George’s Hall wasn’t built back-to-front after all!

Basically, if you avoided cholera, street crime and Spring-heeled Jack
then you could have a jolly good time indeed.

History of Liverpool - World War 2 Blitz
Führer across the Mersey – Liverpool At War
Learn about Adolf Hitler living in Liverpool.
Yes, Hitler didn’t just bomb our chippy, he could have worked in it!
Discover the truth and half-truths about the Hitler family that lived in Liverpool.
Rationing, Evacuation and the World War II blitz.

Basically, if you managed to be evacuated out to the Welsh countryside
and knew how to say more than “Yaki da”, you’d be yn ddiogel!

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