Dr Barnardo Facts

Dr Thomas John Barnardo was one of the most significant and important people in the Victoria era and he is well known to this day for the work he did with Victorian children to rescue them, train them and give them better lives. Facts About Dr Barnardo Dr Barnardo was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 4, 1845. He died on September 19, 1905 at the age of 60. He was the Read More

Queen Victoria Facts

Queen Victoria is the longest reigning monarch in UK history. Her reign spanned sixty four years, from 1837 to 1901. She was only 18 when she took the throne to become queen. She had a lot to learn as queen and early on she believed she could whatever she wanted simply because she was queen. She quickly learned that this was not the case. Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 Read More

Roald Dahl Facts

Roald Dahl was a famous British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and also served as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century", writing almost 50 books in his career, along with many more screenplays, poems and short stories. Facts About Roald Dahl Read More

Michael Morpurgo Facts

Michael Morpurgo is a famous and award-winning English author and poet who is known best for children's novels - including Private Peaceful, War Horse, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Interesting Facts about Michael Morpurgo Michael Morpurgo was born in St Albans, Hertfordhire on October 5th, 1943. He set up "Farms for City Children" charity with his wife Clare Read More

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Facts

Franz Ferdinand was a very important man in history and his story is closely related to WW1 and the events that led to the First World War conflict. Franz Ferdinand was an Austrian archduke and a Hungarian and Bohemian prince. He was heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne from 1896 until his death in 1914. He was born in Graz, Austrian Empire on 18 December 1863. Franz' Read More