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- United Kingdom : Constitutional monarchy which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Great Britain : The largest part of the United Kingdom, comprising England, Scotland, Wales and islands immediately off their coasts.
- American Revolution : The political and military action of the American colonists who overthrew British control between 1763-1789.
- Battle of the Atlantic : 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
- Battle of Britain : Those German offensive air strikes, and British defense, with which the Germans had intended to establish air supremacy for their proposed invasion of Britain
- Battle of Hastings : (1066) The battle which marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in England.
- Bill of Rights (England) : An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown
- Black Death : 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.
- English Civil War : 1641-1651 conflict between Parliamentarians and Royalists loyal to the monarchy.
- Glorious Revolution : (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.
- Great Depression in the United Kingdom : The Depression as it affected the United Kingdom.
- Industrial Revolution : 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.
- Magna Carta : A 13th century charter that forms part of the British constitution and which has been classified as a document of global significance.
- Norman invasion of England : 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.
- Peasants' Revolt : First large-scale rebellion in English history, beginning in Essex, it was triggered by the poll tax of 1381 which angered labourers and artisans.
- Second World War : Alternative term for World War II.
- World War I : Massive international conflict involving the Allies and Central Powers between 1914-1918.
- World War II : War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945.