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History of the United Kingdom: An account of some of the happenings that have contributed to the creation of the country that is now known as the United Kingdom, or informally, Britain. [e]

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  • American Revolution [r]: The political and military action of the American colonists who overthrew British control between 1763-1789. [e]
  • Battle of the Atlantic [r]: A major campaign to secure Anglo-American shipping routes in the face of German opposition, principally submarine but also involving long-range aircraft and commerce raiding; eventually won by Allied technology, organization and industrial production [e]
  • Battle of Britain [r]: Those German offensive air strikes, and British defense, with which the Germans had intended to establish air supremacy for their proposed invasion of Britain [e]
  • Battle of Hastings [r]: (1066) The battle which marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in England. [e]
  • Bill of Rights (England) [r]: An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown [e]
  • Black Death [r]: A devastating pandemic that widely affected Eurasia and North Africa in the middle of the 14th century, killing between one-third and two-thirds of affected populations. [e]
  • English Civil War [r]: 1641-1651 conflict between Parliamentarians and Royalists loyal to the monarchy. [e]
  • Glorious Revolution [r]: (1688 - 89) Largely bloodless events which deposed King James VII and II (of Scotland and England), brought William and Mary to the thrones and established the monarchy on a contract basis. [e]
  • Great Depression in the United Kingdom [r]: The Depression as it affected the United Kingdom. [e]
  • Industrial Revolution [r]: A period of major economic transformation in Britain from the 1750s to the 1830s, characterized by the growth of a new system comprising factories, railroads, coal mining and business enterprises using new technologies. [e]
  • Magna Carta [r]: A 13th century charter that forms part of the British constitution and which has been classified as a document of global significance. [e]
  • Norman invasion of England [r]: Invasion of the Kingdom of England by the troops of William, Duke of Normandy ('William the Bastard'), and his victory at the Battle of Hastings. [e]
  • Peasants' Revolt [r]: First large-scale rebellion in English history, beginning in Essex, it was triggered by the poll tax of 1381 which angered labourers and artisans. [e]
  • Second World War [r]: Alternative term for World War II. [e]
  • World War I [r]: Massive international conflict involving the Allies and Central Powers between 1914-1918. [e]
  • World War II [r]: War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945. [e]