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Below are a list of pages covering the History of England and the History of the United Kingdom.

Medieval realms - Britain 1066-1500[edit]

Norman invasion (1066) and Thomas a Becket (1170)


Black Death (1340-1350)


Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)

Themes include:

  1. The establishment of royal control by medieval Kings over the church
  2. The role of the church in secular life
  3. The role and importance of monasteries and nunneries
  4. The life of people in towns and villages, under the feudal system
  5. Women in medieval society
  6. Castles and cathedrals
  7. Medieval art and literature

The Making of the United Kingdom[edit]

King Henry VIII (1491-1547)


Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
Charles I of England (1600-1649)
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason, and plot,
I know no good reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!


Glorious revolution (1688)

Britain 1750-1900[edit]

American war of independence and King George III


Industrial revolution


Poor law and Peterloo


Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Crimean war and Florence Nightingale