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History of Great Britain. Pre – Celtic Period – (before 800 BC). Stonehenge. Celtic Period (800 BC – AD 43). Iron Age Brythons (indigenous peoples inhabiting the island of Great Britain south of the river Forth ) – the name Britain. Roman Period (AD 43 – 410). network of roads

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celtic period 800 bc ad 43
Celtic Period (800 BC – AD 43)
  • Iron Age
  • Brythons (indigenous peoples inhabiting the island of Great Britain south of the river Forth) – the name Britain
roman period ad 43 410
Roman Period (AD 43 – 410)
  • network of roads
  • Hadrian’s Wall
anglo saxon period 410 1066
Anglo – Saxon Period (410 – 1066)
  • 7th century – 7 kingdoms (Heptarchy) Northumbria, Mercia, Kent, East Anglia, Essex, Sussex and Wessex– various dialects of English
  • 829 – Egbert – King of Wessex united them -> 1st English King
  • 9th century – Vikings
norman period 1066 1154
Norman Period (1066 – 1154)
  • 1066 – the Battle of Hastings – Normans led by William, Duke of Normandy (William the Conqueror) defeated the Saxon King Harold
  • French nobility – influence on language
  • William was crowned king on Christmas Day, 1066 at Westminster Abbey
magna carta
Magna Carta
  • signed by King John in 1215
  • guarantee of rights and rule of law
  • accept that King‘s will could be bound by the law
the hundred s year war
the Hundred’s Year War
  • 1338 – 1453
  • conflict between two royal houses for the French throne
  • England (House of Plantagenet) defeated
the wars of the roses
the Wars of the Roses
  • 1455 – 1485
  • series of dynastic civil wars
  • the House of Lancaster (red rose) X the House of York (white rose)
  • Henry Tudor (Lanc.) defeated Richard III (York) -> Henry VII , he married Elizabeth of York -> end of fighting
other important events
Other important events
  • 1543 – the Church of England separated from the authority of the Pope
  • 1558 – 1603 - Queen Elizabeth I – Britain – major sea power
  • 1642 – 1649 – Civil War(Charles I against supporters of Parliament) -> Oliver Cromwell established a republic; 1660 – monarchy restored
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1688 – Glorious Revolution – confirmation of the sovereignty of Parliament

  • 1760s – 1850s – the Industrial Revolution – industrialisation and urbanisation (technological innovations, extension of the right to vote, formation of trade unions, development of universal public education)
  • 1815 – defeat of Napoleon – Britain’s role strengthened its position as the leading world power
1837 1901 reign of queen victoria
1837 – 1901 – reign of Queen Victoria
  • 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch
  • Victorian era, a time of industrial, political, and military progress within the United Kingdom
  • great expansion of the British Empire; large parts of Africa and Asia added
  • married her first cousin, Prince Albert (becamefavourite)
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World War I – huge casualties and economic losses

  • 1921 – independence of Ireland
  • 1927 – the formal name of the UK changed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • World War II – great bombing damage, the Battle of Britain (mainly 1940)