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1945    Churchill's Conservative Government.
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1945    Churchill's First Conservative Government.
  
1945-  Atlee's Labour Government
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1945-51 Atlee's Labour Government
  
1953    Elizabeth II
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1948     National Health Service.
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1951-55 Churchill's Second Conservative Government.
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1953 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elizabeth II.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Crick and Watson establish the structure of DNA.
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1955-57 Eden's Conservative Government.
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1956 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Suez war.
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1957-63 MacMillan  Prime Minister of Conservative Government.
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1963-70  Home Prime Minister of Conservative Government.
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1970  &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Heath Prime Minister of Conservative Government.
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1975 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Britain joins the European Common Market.
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1979-1990 Thatcher's Conservative Governments.
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1982  &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Falklands war.
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1990  &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Major's Conservative Government
  
 
==Twenty-first century==
 
==Twenty-first century==

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(Sources: 1700-1899 Norman Davies: The Isles, A History", Macmillan 1999 Appendix 42 page 977 ) Template:TOC-right


Eighteenth century

1707    Act of Union - with Scotland.

1713    Treaty of Utrecht.

1714     Hanoverian succession.
              George I (1714-27)

1727    Geoge II (1727-1760)

1715    First Jacobite Rising

1739-48    War of Jenkins Ear - with Spain.

1744-8 War of the Austrian Succession.

1745    Second Jacobite Rising - "the '45"

1746    Battle of Culloden.

1756-63 Seven Years War - acquisition of India and Canada.

1760    George III (1760-1820).

1775-81 War of American Independence - the creation of the United States of America.

1787     Kingdom of Ireland granted autonomy.

1789-1815 French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.

Nineteenth century

1801    Act of Union - with Ireland.

1805    Battle of Trafalgar.

1815    Battle of Waterloo.

1820    George IV (1820-30).

1830    William IV (1830-37).

1837     Queen Victoria (1837-1901)/

1845-50 Irish Famine.

1846    Repeal of Corn Laws.

1833-36 Crimean War.

1857-58 Indian Mutiny.

1874    Disraeli's First Conservative Government (1874-80).

1880    Gladstone's Liberal Government.

1898    Battle of Omdurman

1899-1902 Boer War.

Twentieth century

1902-05 Balfour's Conservative Government.

1902    Edward VII (1902-10).

1905-08 Campbell-Bannerman's Liberal Government.

1908-1915 Asquith's Liberal Government (Lloyd George Chancellor of the Exchequer)

1911    George V (1911-36).
           Lloyd George's National Insurance Bill.

1914-18     First World War.

1915-16 Asquith's Coalition Government.

The inter-war years

1919    Treaty of Versailles.

1919-23 Lloyd George's Coalition Governments.

1920    Ireland gets Home Rule.

1922-23 Bonar Law's Conservative Government.

1923-24 Baldwin's First Conservative Government

1924     Macdonald's First Labour Government.

1924-29 Baldwin's Second Conservative Government.

1926    General Strike.
           Baird's television system.

1928    Fleming discovers penicillin

1929-31 Macdonald's Second Labour Government.

1931    Britain leaves the gold standard.

1931-35 Macdonald's National Government.

1935-37 Baldwin's National Government.

1936    Abdication of Edward VII.

1937    George VI (1937-52}

1937-40 Chamberlain's Conservative Government.

1938    Munich Pact with Germany.

1939-45    Second World War

1940-45 Churchill's Wartime Coalition Government.

Post-war Britain

1945    Churchill's First Conservative Government.

1945-51 Atlee's Labour Government

1948     National Health Service.

1951-55 Churchill's Second Conservative Government.

1953    Elizabeth II.
       Crick and Watson establish the structure of DNA.

1955-57 Eden's Conservative Government.

1956    Suez war.

1957-63 MacMillan Prime Minister of Conservative Government.

1963-70 Home Prime Minister of Conservative Government.

1970     Heath Prime Minister of Conservative Government.

1975    Britain joins the European Common Market.

1979-1990 Thatcher's Conservative Governments.

1982    Falklands war.

1990    Major's Conservative Government

Twenty-first century