History of the United Kingdom
The history of the United Kingdom as a unified sovereign state began in 1707 with the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland, into a united kingdom called Great Britain. On this new ...
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BREXIT PROROGATION SCUFFLE: Chaotic scenes as UK parliament suspended
The House of Commons descended into chaos in the early hours of this morning as Prime Minister Boris Johnson went through with his threat to shut down Parliament. The drama unfolded at nearly 1:30am...
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...
The Secret History of Elizabeth I's Alliance With Islam
Catholic Europe shunned England so the Protestant queen traded with its enemies—and changed her country's culture forever.
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.
Northern Ireland: Man Arrested Over Kingsmill Massacre Of 10 Protestant Workmen 40 Years Ago
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the sectarian murders of 10 Protestant workmen in one of the most notorious outrages of the Northern Ireland Troubles.
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.
Treasures Found Within Very Valuable Viking Hoard Finally Revealed
Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland.
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...
Henry VIII's kitchens at Hampton Court Palace
The kitchens of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace are the largest surviving Renaissance kitchens in Europe. Occupying nearly one third of the ground floor o...
Kingdom of Great Britain
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially Great Britain /ɡreɪt ˈbrɪ.tən/, was a sovereign state in western Europe from 1 May 1707 to 31 December 1800. The state came into being following the ...
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History of the formation of the United Kingdom
The history of the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has involved personal and political union across Great Britain and the wider British Isles. The United Kingdom ...
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Union of the Crowns
The Union of the Crowns (Scottish Gaelic: Aonadh nan Crùintean; Scots: Union o the Crouns) was the accession of James VI, King of Scots, to the thrones of England and Ireland, and the conseque...
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18th century Britain
Early modern Britain is the history of the island of Great Britain roughly corresponding to the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Major historical events in Early Modern British history include the Eng...
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Treaty of Union
The Treaty of Union is the name given to the agreement that led to the creation of Great Britain, the political union of the Kingdom of England (which included Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland, whic...
Treaty of Union - Wikipedia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established on 1 January 1801 under the terms of the Acts of Union 1800, by which the nominally separate kingdoms of Great Britain and Irel...
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Georgian era
The Georgian era of British history is a period which takes its name from, and is normally defined as spanning the reigns of, the first four Hanoverian kings of Great Britain who were all named 'Georg...
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British Regency
The Regency in the United Kingdom is the period between 1811 and 1820, when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent. In 1820 the ...
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Victorian era
The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, pro...
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Act of Union 1800
The Acts of Union 1800 (sometimes called the Acts of Union 1801) united the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland with effect as...
History of Ireland (1801-1922)
Ireland was a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1922. For almost all of this period, the island was governed by the UK Parliament in London through its Dublin Castle...
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Great Famine (Ireland)
The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish P...
Great Famine (Ireland) - Wikipedia
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying of...
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History of the United Kingdom during World War I
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland—then consisting of England, Scotland, Wales, and the whole of Ireland—was one of the Allied Powers during the First World War of 1914–1918, fighting aga...
History of the United Kingdom during World War I - Wikipedia