British Empire
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas posse...
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A UK company is creating edible water blobs that it hopes will eradicate the world of plastic waste
A UK company has created a biodegradable alternative to plastic bottles which is currently crowdfunding on crowdcube. The product is a blob of water that's m...
Farage suggests UK should copy Trump's immigration ban
Nigel Farage, pictured on BBC's Sunday Politics programme today, defended Mr Trump's Muslim travel ban and blamed it on Germany's open-door policy towards refugees fleeing Syria.
'Opposites attract,' UK PM calls on Trump to renew special relationship
Joking that "opposites attract," Prime Minister Theresa May called on President Donald Trump on Thursday to renew the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States and lead in a new, ch...
UK is being exploited by men masquerading as child refugees, foster couple warn
Couple Sarah and Giles have fostered 'child refugees' who turn out to be adults. Following doubts of the ages of those from Calais, they said they couldn't believe it hadn't come out before.
VIDEO: Construction Begins On 'Great Wall Of Calais'
This week the UK began construction on a “great wall” near its most porous border in Calais, France, to keep illegal migrants out.
4th Of July: Nine Myths Debunked
Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more 4th of July fiction than fact—and "National Treasure" isn't the only culprit.
What A Toilet Shows About Life During The American Revolution
The finds from an 18th-century Philadelphia privy have researchers flush with excitement. This punchbowl, found in a privy pit behind an illegal tavern, celebrates the vessel Tryphena. In 1765, the sh...
The EU referendum is not legally binding and can't force a Brexit
There is an extraordinary loophole that means the government will not have to pull Britain out of the EU if the public votes for a Brexit in the referendum.
EU referendum: UK 'must not delay leaving'
EU leaders insist the UK must move swiftly to negotiate leaving the organisation after Thursday's referendum, saying any delay would prolong uncertainty.
Brexit after EU referendum: UK to leave EU and David Cameron quits
Updates as UK voters choose to leave the European Union.
What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
Barack Obama visit: Stick with EU, US president urges UK
Barack Obama urges the UK to stick with the EU, as he starts his last trip to Britain as US president by meeting the Queen.
No, Prince William has not backed the campaign to keep the UK in the EU
Prepare for maximum silliness. The UK’s EU in, out, shake it all about referendum campaign hasn’t even started yet, and already the domestic media is in overdrive. The latest victim of incipient refer...
U.K. Regulator Gives Go-Ahead For Scientists To Edit Genes In Human Embryos
A team of British scientists received approval by U.K.'s fertility regulator to edit genes in human embryos. "It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and ap...
Gandhi Was Shot On January 30th, 1948 By The Hindu Fanatic Nathuram Godse.
The 20th century's most famous apostle of non-violence himself met a violent end. Mohandas Mahatma ('the great soul') Gandhi, who had taken a leading role in spearheading the campaign for independence...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Norman conquest of England
The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror...
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Angevin Empire
The term Angevin Empire (/ˈændʒəvɪn/; French: L'Empire Plantagenêt) is a modern term describing the collection of states once ruled by the Angevins of the House of Plantagenet.The Plantagenets ruled o...
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Norman invasion of Ireland
The Norman invasion of Ireland was a two-stage process that began on May 1, 1169, when a force of loosely associated Norman knights landed near Bannow, County Wexford, at the request of Diarmait Mac M...
Statute of Rhuddlan
The Statute of Rhuddlan (Welsh: Statud Rhuddlan, [ˈr̥ɨðlan], approximately RIDH-lan), also known as the Statutes of Wales (Latin: Statuta Wallie) or as the Statute of Wales (Statutum Wallie or...
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Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542
The Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542 (Welsh: Y Deddfau Cyfreithiau yng Nhgymru 1535 a 1542) were parliamentary measures by which Wales became a full and equal part of the Kingdom of England and th...
Plantations of Ireland
Plantations in 16th and 17th century Ireland were the confiscation of land by the English crown and the colonisation of this land with settlers from England and the Scottish Lowlands.They followed sma...
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Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
The Cromwellian conquest of Ireland or Cromwellian war in Ireland (1649–53) refers to the conquest of Ireland by the forces of the English Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell, during the Wars of the Th...
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Anglo-Spanish War (1585)
The Anglo–Spanish War (1585–1604) was an intermittent conflict between the kingdoms of Spain and England that was never formally declared. The war was punctuated by widely separated battles, and began...
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English East India Company
The East India Company (EIC), more properly called the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), was an English joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies, but which ended up tradin...
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British colonization of the Americas
British colonization of the Americas (including colonization by both the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland before the Acts of Union, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707) be...
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Anglo-Dutch Wars
The Anglo-Dutch Wars (Dutch: Engels–Nederlandse Oorlogen or Engelse Zeeoorlogen) were a series of wars fought between the English (later British) and the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries for c...
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Royal African Company
The Royal African Company was a mercantile company set up by the Stuart family and London merchants to trade along the west coast of Africa. It was led by James, Duke of York, Charles II's brother. I...
Glorious Revolution
The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland and James II of Ireland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with t...
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