The Battle of Balaklava in 1854 witnessed one of the most famous acts of battlefield bravery and one of the most infamous blunders in military history.
Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley won important victories in several colonial campaigns. Because of his reforming zeal and attention to detail the phrase ‘All Sir Garnet’ came to mean everything’s in order.
In Victorian Britain, it was the news of war rather than the antics of minor entertainment celebrities that boosted sales of newspapers.
During the First World War Private Stephen Palmer was sent an Oxo tin that ended up saving his life.
Florence Nightingale was a legend in her own lifetime and one of the most famous women in British history.
KS1 (Age 5 to 7)
Follow this gallery trail to find out about soldiers' lives during the Crimean War.
KS4-KS5 (Age 14+)
Follow this gallery trail to become a time-travelling war correspondent reporting on conflicts of the 19th century.
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