Britain Timeline

  • Biggest Empire

    Biggest Empire
    Britain was the one from all the Great Powers (Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary) to have the biggest Empire in 1900.
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    The Entente Cordiale was a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom and the French Third Republic.
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    Germany declares war on France; Britain sends ultimatum to Germany to respect Belgian neutrality.
  • First Dreadnought

    First Dreadnought
    Britain built the first dreadnought during the Arms Race against Germany. In 1914 Britain had 29 dreadnoughts, Germany 17.
  • The workmen’s Compensation Act

    It was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which dealt with the right of working people for compensation for personal injury.
  • Triple Entente

    Triple Entente
    The Triple Entente was the name given to the alliance between France, Britain, and Russia after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente on August 31, 1907. The alliance of the three powers, supplemented by agreements with Portugal and Japan, constituted a powerful counterweight to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
  • Old-Age Pensions Act

    The Act provided for a non-contributory old age pension for persons over the age of 70
  • Children Act

    also known as Children and Young Persons Act, part of the Children's Charter was a piece of government legislation passed by the Liberal government, as part of the British Liberal Party's liberal reforms package. The Act was informally known as the Children's Charter and surrounded controversy.
  • Trade Board Act

    The Trade Boards Act 1909 was a piece of social legislation passed in the United Kingdom in 1909. It provided for the creation of boards which could set minimum wage criteria that were legally enforceable
  • National Insurance Act

    Health Insurance and Unemployment benefit
  • Suffragettes

    Suffragettes startaed to use more militant tactics such as chaining themselves to railings, setting fire to mailbox contents, smashing windows and occasionally detonating bombs.
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    Britain orders Germany to withdraw. Germany refuses.
  • Battle of Mons

    Battle of Mons
    The Battle of Mons was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the First World War. It was a subsidiary action of the Battle of the Frontiers, in which the Allies clashed with Germany on the French borders
  • Expeditionary Force

    Expeditionary Force
    The British Expeditionary Force or BEF was the force sent to the Western Front during World War I. Planning for a British Expeditionary Force began with the Haldane reforms of the British Army carried out by the Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Second Boer War.
  • Arms Race ends

    Arms Race ends
    Arms Race between Germany and Britain ended.
  • Gallipoli campaign

    Gallipoli campaign
    Ottoman troops led by Mustafa Kemal defeat the British.
  • The Tank, Battle of Somme

    The Tank, Battle of Somme
    It took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the river Somme in France.
    Britain used a new invention: the tank.
  • Representation of the People Act

    Representation of the People Act
    It was an Act of Parliament passed to reform the electoral system in the United Kingdom. It is sometimes known as the Fourth Reform Act. This act was the first to include practically all men in the political system and began the inclusion of women.
  • Food rationing starts.

    Food rationing starts.
    It was one of the steps that Lloyd George took to avoid a food supply crisis in Britain.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    Particularly hardest hit by economic problems were the industrial and mining areas in the north of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Unemployment reached 70% in some areas at the start of the 1930s (with more than 3 million out of work nationally) and many families depended entirely on payments from local government known as the dole. Politically the Conservative Party dominated and the Labour Party was seriously hurt.
  • Anglo-German Naval Agreement

    Anglo-German Naval Agreement
    The Anglo-German Naval Agreement was an ambitious attempt on the part of both London and Berlin to reach better relations, but it ultimately foundered because of conflicting expectations between the two states.