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|A look at British history
- 1. The Roman period
- 2. The Norman conquest
- 3. The Medieval times and the Middle...
- a. Thomas Beckett
- b. The War of the Roses, 1455-1485
- 4. The Tudors and the 16th century
- a. The reign of Henry VIII, 1509-1547
- b. The reign of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603
- 5. The 17th century
- a. The English Civil War
- b. The Gun Powder Plot
- c. The Great Fire of London
- 6. The 18th century
- 7. The 19th century
- a. Napoleonic wars (1803-1815)
- b. The Victorian era
- 8. The 20th century
- a. The Great War (1914-1918)
- b. The World War (1939-1945)
1. The Roman period
Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC, and again in 54 BC, and finally in 43 AD. The Romans left England in 410 AD.
2. The Norman conquest
In 1066, William the Conqueror and his Normans invaded Britain and fought King Harold for the throne of England at the Battle of Hastings. That was the last time Britain was invaded.
3. The Medieval times and the Middle ages
a. Thomas Beckett
Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, refused to obey the King of England, Henry II, and was assassinated in 1170 in his cathedral. In spite of that, the Church became subordinate to Rome.
b. The War of the Roses, 1455-1485
Name given to a serie of battles fought by two rival branches of the Plantagenet dynasty for the control of the English throne in the 15th century.
Each family had a rose as its emblem – white for the York family, red for the house of Lancaster.
4. The Tudors and the 16th century
a. The reign of Henry VIII, 1509-1547
Famous King of England who had six wives : he divorced two, he killed two, one died and one survived him. The Pope refused to annul his first marriage, so he broke with the Catholic Church and proclaimed himself the Head of the Church of England (the Anglican Church) in 1534.
b. The reign of ...