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Brief History of England. Alyssa Sawl. Early Start. The first people lived in England around 45000 BC 6500 BC sea levels from English Channel cut area off from France, making the British Isles About 2500 BC during the Neolithic (new stone age) Stonehenge was finished 43 AD, Romans arrived

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Brief history of england

Brief History of England

Alyssa Sawl


Early start

Early Start

  • The first people lived in England around 45000 BC

  • 6500 BC sea levels from English Channel cut area off from France, making the British Isles

  • About 2500 BC during the Neolithic (new stone age) Stonehenge was finished

  • 43 AD, Romans arrived

  • 50 AD city of London established

  • Vikings invaded around 793 AD

  • Westminster Abbey completed in 1055

  • In 1078 the Tower of London is in the process of being built


1600 s

1600’s

  • Elizabeth I death in 1603

  • Succeed by King James I of England

  • 1605 Catholic associates attempted to blow up King

  • First English Civil War in 1642

  • Monarchy restored in 1660

  • King Charles I beheaded in 1649

  • 1652-1654 tea first arrives from China

  • Great Fire of London 1666

  • 1689 Bill of Rights were passed

  • 1603-1714 enters a period of civil war


1700 s

1700’s

  • Act of Settlement 1701 requires monarch to be Protestant

  • England enters the War of the Spanish Succession

  • King William III dies, succeeded by Queen Anne

  • Acts of Union passed in 1707 which create The Kingdom of Great Britain (England and Scotland)

  • King George I takes over the throne later succeeded by son King George II

  • “Rule, Britannia” was written in 1740

  • 1744 attempted French invasion fails

  • Britain signs Treaty of Warsaw

  • Seven Years War was declared

  • 1766 Boston Tea Party in North America revolt against British

  • King George III takes over


1800 s

1800’s

  • 1801 Act of Union creates the United Kingdom

  • 1807 Britain abolishes slave trade

  • King George III dies and is succeeded by George IV

  • Great Reform Act changes parliamentary representation

  • Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” published in 1859

  • Queen Victoria became Britain’s longest ruling monarch (1837-1901)

  • Prime Minister and Parliament became more powerful

  • Country moved towards a democratic system

  • London Underground opens in 1863


1900 s

1900’s

  • 1914-1918 Britain and it’s allies defeat Germany in WWI

  • WW II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill leads Britain to victory against Germany, Japan, and Italy

  • Queen Elizabeth II takes on the thrown to which her reign still lives on to this day

  • In 1979 Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female Prime Minister

  • Britain gives China control over Hong Kong

  • In 1997 the tragic death of Diana, The Princess of Wales stuns the world


Works cited

Works Cited

  • http://www.localhistories.org/england.html

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_England

  • http://www.visitengland.com/en/All-About-England/Englands-History/

  • http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/england/history-timeline

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_British_history_(1700%E2%80%9399)

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/british/index_embed.shtml


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