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A Short Story of Immigration

  • 200

    First Settlements

    First Settlements
    Celtic and Pict tribes settle on the British Isles
  • 250

    Roman guard Hadrian's Wall

    Roman guard Hadrian's Wall
    The Roman Empire sent a group of black soldiers to guard Hadrian's Wall, which marked the border of the Roman Empire.
  • 400

    Roman's quit

    Roman's quit
    The Roman Empire withdraw from the British Isles
  • Period: 400 to Jan 19, 800

    Jutes Angles and Saxons settle

  • Jan 1, 1066

    Norman Immigration

    Norman Immigration
    Norman (Viking Descendants) immigrants arrive in Britain in large numbers.
  • Jan 19, 1100

    William The Conqueror and the jews

    William The Conqueror and the jews
    Wilhelm The Conqueror invites Jews to settle in England
  • Jan 19, 1505

    Africans in British entertainment

    Africans in British entertainment
    Africans arrive in small numbers, mainly entertaining the royal entourages. A band of drummers live in Edinburgh
  • Jan 19, 1562

    Slave Trade

    Slave Trade
    John Hawkyns was the first english slave tradesman, selling mainly to the Spanish and Portuguese, selling 300 African men to work plantages in Haiti.
  • 14.000 black people in England

    14.000 black people in England
    By 1770 14.000 black people were living in England, living primarily as slaves for wealthy people.
  • Slavery is up for debate

    Slavery is up for debate
    A case in court lightens a debate about slavery
  • Parliaments ban slave trade

    Parliaments ban slave trade
    The British Parliament bans slave trade, but not slavery.
    Slave ships still operated in the dark.
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    Irish Immigration

    Tens of thousand of Irish Immigrate to England, fleeing poverty.
  • Slavery is finally banned

    Slavery is finally banned
    Slavery is banned, and is almost not happening anymore
  • First non-white MP

    First non-white MP
    Britains first white Member of Parliament is elected into the house of Commons. He is Indian and is named Dadabhai Naoroji.
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    WWI

  • Black rioting in britain

    Black rioting in britain
    Government started fearing the impact of black immigrationhttp://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8icucU9S61qddpyno1_500.jpg
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    WWII

    60.000 immigrants to UK during the second world war.
  • Poles immigrate

    Poles immigrate
    157.000 poles immigrate to britain due to need for labour.
  • "The Empire Windrush" docks in the UK with many immigrants

    "The Empire Windrush" docks in the UK with many immigrants
    The ship "The Empire Windrush" Docks in Tilbury, London, with hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the british west indies.