The United Kingdom


The United Kingdom’s history: 10 landmarks with internet links

(with the help of Fact Monster website)


122 to 138           Hadrian’s Wall was built by Romans to keep out Scottish tribes


1066                      Battle of Hastings: William the Conqueror invaded England


1337 to 1453      The Hundred Years’ War between England and France


1665-1666           The Great Plague and the Great fire of London defaced the city


1801                      The Act of Union united Great Britain and Ireland as the United Kingdom


1837                      Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne


1928                      Women were entitled to vote


1952                      Queen Elisabeth II succeeded to the throne


1973                      Britain entered the European Community


1990                      Britain wasn’t an island no more, the Channel Tunnel teams met in the middle




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