Chambers Book of Days (a miscellany of popular antiquities in connection with the calendar 2004 - Edited by R Chambers )
A truly lovable book which I found in a charity shop and bought for £1. A lucky find as this book is out of print. A source of factual information on ancient customs, dates of births and deaths, and loads of other unusual bits and pieces.
The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland by Steve Roud
A delightful and diverse collection of strange and obscure facts.
I Never Knew That About England by Christopher Winn
'A marvellously entertaining and instructive read - a compendium of facts and anecdotes that offers an exciting new kind of guide to England.' Simon Jenkins
I've put a link in each of the headings if you want to dive straight to it - a right click will bring up the link
A great website for looking up dates, birth and death dates, facts related to specific dates and famous people, events etc.
An interesting site to explore if you like history
The wesbsite of HMS Hood Association and a source of Naval history of WW II and the Battle of the Denmark Strait HMS Hood and the German Battleship Bismark
A great place to find dates relating to all sorts of stuff - a haven for anoraks.
I always set this as the home page on my computer and iPad. Always up to date - great for the weather - latest news - and vast resource when looking for information on all and everything.