History of Liverpool – Welcome!

Cartoon Liverpool history. Liverpool local history.

Liverpool history quizzes and games for KS3, GCSE History.

History teaching resources. Lesson starters and homeworks.

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

history of Liverpool 1066
History of Liverpool - Norman Conquests Start your journey through the History of Liverpool in 1066.
Discover our connections with the Battle of Hastings.
(There were scousers there yer know!)
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 1207
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 - medieval Liverpool
History of Liverpool - Liverpool Middle Ages
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.
England and France fight in the 100 years war and Merseyside men join in at the Battle of Agincourt.
Discover how scouse soldiers bring an end to the War of the Roses by helping Henry Tudor beat Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. 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 - Liverpool Civil War
The English Civil War comes to town.
It’s Crown versus Parliament in the Civil War.
This conflict kills more English people than the first and second world wars combined.
Far from a back-water hovel, Liverpool was attacked by a 10,000 men army. A huge trench was dug across town to protect Liverpool Castle from cannon fire.
Childwall ended up haunted by the ghosts of the civil war and the ‘dashing but deadly’ Prince Rupert arrived with his daredevil dog and mysterious ‘invisible’ monkey to wreck the place. 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 - Civil War
History of Liverpool - Georgian Liverpool
History of Liverpool - Slave Trade Sailors, Sailboats, Slaves and Sugar… Lots of Sugar
Here you will learn about Liverpool’s rise to greatness as it becomes a centre of world trade. Contrary to popular belief, Liverpool’s wealth was not solely built on the back of the slave trade.
It was piracy – plundering other ships on the seven seas – that brought the main wealth to Liverpool. Scouse ‘Privateers’ (Official government employed Pirates) stole millions of pounds worth of treasure from other ships and became the original pirates of the Caribbean!
Liverpool ships also brought back masses of sugar and soon Georgian Liverpool becomes the tooth decay capital of the world – ouch! 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
During Queen Victoria’s reign, Liverpool became the second most powerful city in the world.
Here you will learn about how the Railways started life in Liverpool with Stephenson’s Rocket.
Discover the history of Liverpool and Everton football clubs and practice your football skills at St Domingo’s FC. You will also find out why Charles Dickens and Springheeled Jack would be roaming Victorian Liverpool at night 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 - Victorian Liverpool
History of Liverpool - Liverpool Blitz
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 (well his brother did at least). Discover the truth and half-truths about the Hitler family that lived in Liverpool.
Read about Liverpool during the world war II blitz, when it became the second most bombed city in the country. 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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