United Kingdom history notes
1. Kings and Queens of Britain
2. Anglo Saxon Crown to Hastings 1066
3. Kings and Queens Hanover to Windsor
4. The Tower of London
5. Westminster The House of Parliament
6. Sir Winston Churchill
7. Winston Churchill Cabinet War Rooms WW2
8. Sir Winston Churchill Top Secret Cabinet War Rooms WW2
9. The Duke of Wellington
10. Duke of Wellington 1769-1852
11. Admiral Horatio Nelson
12. Life of Admiral Horatio Nelson
13. Life of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson 1758-1805
14. Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery
15. HMS Victory
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United Kingdom history cartoon buddy.
Hello Human Buddy. The historical background of a United Kingdom evolved from internal and external wars, power struggles of leadership, commercial Empire building (control of neighbour nation states by force) and social division (where many upper class or wealthy parts of society IE King, Queen, Prince, the Lord and Lady, Traders and Industrialists of the first technology Industrial revolution treated both the British and Empire working population as virtual slaves) This treatment led to the poor and lower class revolting with demonstrations for Democracy (the free vote) and to effect both social equality and justice for all (not just the rich privileged and powerful few).
This social Revolution (in all but name) culminated eventually to effect the payment of a living wage to politicians by the state taken out of workers tax contributions to the state, so that any ordinary person would be able to enter Parliament (not just land owners commercial entities and those royalty connected as had been the norm).
Whilst for a long time indulging in the African native slave trade for commercial profit (as did so many other rich self proclaiming ‘enlightened nations’) The British were also instrumental in ending this heinous practise, whilst this social Revolution of reform gained pace on the British home ground.
The United Kingdom has evolved very well indeed thus far through reform, which continues, and it is credit to this relatively small Island that many people from all over this large planet still wish to come and live their own lives there despite the negative aspects of historical legacy.
After World War Two Britain gave away its Empire voluntarily to become a commonwealth of Nations partner. Not attempting to remain, as it had been, a virtual dictatorship of nations by military, social and commercial force as it had been during Empire.
The English UK London Parliament has devolved some powers back to Wales and Scotland to the new Parliaments of these neighbouring nations and has also contentiously removed power (to whom it had given) from the non domestic, foreign, Brussels EU Parliament to be given back to the UK London Parliament by treaty.
Westminster Parliament for the first time in its history and existence is in the position that it must prove it can govern effectively and without assistance from other non domestic Parliaments as the democratic vote dictates. A difficult task after outsourcing it’s power, administration and laws for so long.
My Island of Britain United Kingdom history notes.
Here is how the Island of Britain occupation evolved…
The Celt peoples had invaded and controlled the island by 200 BC, during which there were many various local tribal leaders. The Romans invaded Britain in 55 BC (Julius Caesar) and by 6O AD had control of the island to form the Roman province of Britannia, but only to the far reaching point of the Antonine and Hadrian walls area in Scotland (the Picts tribe were never totally subdued).
After the Romans had left (7th century), the Anglo Saxon tribes formed the first kingdoms in England (of Northumberland, Mercia, Wessex) forcing the Welsh from their lands. [ More]
The countries of England and Wales were first united in 1536, and with the act of union 1707, Scotland united with England to form the United Kingdom.
Henry II invaded Ireland in 1711 and created Ulster the later king Henry VII started the process of English settlement to stabilise and pacify the area.
It was not until 1920 that Ulster (six counties) became officially part of the UK under the principle of self determination.
Kings and Queens of Britain