Crystals are everywhere and have fascinated people for millennia. However, prior to 1912 our knowledge of how they are constructed was only known through theoretical guesswork, In 1912 however, Max Laue showed that crystals could diffract x-rays thus proving that x-rays consisted of waves. In the same year, William Lawrence Bragg showed how to interpret Laue's diffraction patterns in terms of the atomic structure of crystals, and the field of x-ray crystallography was born. Subsequently, working with his father William Henry Bragg, he developed the method to obtain the structures of sodium chloride and of diamond. Both father and son shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915, and since then over 28 Nobel Prizes have been awarded for research involving crystallography. In this talk, I shall discuss the history of crystallography both before and after 1912 and up to the present day.