From the Making-Revision-Fun department, two suggestions for ways to ground your sense of historical context.
The first we played in class: the Timeline series of card games, which test your grasp of the relative order in which key historical events happened. you can get themed packs and even mix them up; in class we used the green and red packs ('Diversity' and 'Historical events'). Play solitaire or with a study buddy.
The second is from A2 student Emily, who suggested this beautifully illustrated book tracking the appearance of a street through time. Others in the series look at cities, farms, and so on too. You can get hold of these very cheaply!