History Dictionary

History is the study of the past as it is narrated in written documents. The word originates from Greek, historia, meaning “knowledge acquired by investigation or inquiry”.

History can also be described as the bodies of knowledge about the past produced by historians, together with everything that is involved in the production, communication of, and teaching about that knowledge.

Where do historians obtain their material? The answer lies in the dusty ancient manuscripts stored away in vaults. These historical records provide historians with the chance to trace stories back through time.

At History Kids, you can explore all available facts about ancient or modern history, from Egypt to Greek to Roman and beyond. We are a completely free A-Z resource available for kids, pupils, parents and teachers to learn many interesting facts about history.

List of Historical Events

You can explore History Kids by using the A-Z list below.