Development of United Kingdom 1215-2010

  • Period: Jan 1, 1215 to

    U.K. History Thang

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Great Charter of the Liberties of England and of the Liberties of the Forest, or the Magna Carta, was introduced in 1215, but didn't get passed until 1225. It is still the statute of both England and Wales. This was the first document forced onto the English King by a group of his subjects.
  • Dec 31, 1535

    Laws in Wales Act 1535 & 1542

    Laws in Wales Act 1535 & 1542
    The Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542 were parliamentary measures by which the legal system of Wales was annexed to England
  • Dec 31, 1536

    Church of England Created

    Church of England Created
    The political separation of the Church of England from Rome under Henry VIII, beginning in 1529 and completed in 1536, brought England alongside the Reform movement
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    Imperialism/Colonialism

  • Long Parliament

    Long Parliament
    “Long Parliament” opens at Westminster.
  • Beginning of English Civil War

    Beginning of English Civil War
    The First English Civil War occured and would lead to two more English Civil Wars. Also, the start of the War if the Three Kingdoms, which includes the three English Civil Wars.
  • New Model Army

    New Model Army
    Parliament establishes the “New Model” army
  • Britian obtains Jamaica

    Britian obtains Jamaica
    Britain takes Jamaica from Spain
  • Civil War Ends

    Civil War Ends
    The War of the Three Kingdoms ends. Charles II becomes king of Ireland, Scotland, and England, starting the Restoration Era.
  • The Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution
    Parliament and William III team up to overthrow King James II because King James II had threatened protestantism in England. William and Mary become the new monarchs.
  • Act of Settlement 1701

    Act of Settlement 1701
    Act of Settlement places the House of Hanover in line for the English throne
  • Act of Union 1707

    Act of Union 1707
    Act of Union of England and Scotland is ratified and ensured that there would eventually be a Protestant succession in England
  • Treaty of Utrecht

    Treaty of Utrecht
    Treaty of Utrecht ends the War of Spanish Succesion, which lasted a decade.
  • Seven Year's War

    Seven Year's War
    Seven Years' War between Britain and France begins
  • American War of Independence

    American War of Independence
    American War of Independence begins
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    Britain goes to war with France
  • Act of Union 1800/1801

    Act of Union 1800/1801
    Act of Union unites Great Britian and Ireland.
  • Reform Act 1832 and United Kingdom General Election, 1832

    Reform Act 1832 and United Kingdom General Election, 1832
    General Election after Reform Act that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales; Whigs win election
  • Reform Act (1867)

    Reform Act (1867)
    The Reform Act enfranchised the urban male working class in England and Wales.
  • Treaty of London (1867)

    Treaty of London (1867)
    Agreed in the aftermath of the Austro-Prussian War and the Luxembourg Crisis
  • Emperor and Empress of India

    Emperor and Empress of India
    King George V and Queen Mary are crowned as Emperor of India and Empress consort, respectively, in New Delhi; Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary at Westminster Abbey, London; Official Secrets Act 1911.
  • General Strike of 1926

    General Strike of 1926
    4 May-13 May Strike called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners
  • United Kingdom general election, 1929

    United Kingdom general election, 1929
    General election was held on 30 May which resulted in a hung parliament
  • Democratic Party (UK, 1942)

    Major Norman Leith-Hay-Clark formed the Democratic Party, later renamed Independent Democratic Party
  • National Health Service (England)

    National Health Service (England)
    National health care service act is passed (NHS). It provides the majority of healthcare in England
  • Margaret Thatcher Elected

    Margaret Thatcher Elected
    Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister, first woman, served for 11 years
  • Diana, Princess of Wales Dies

    Diana, Princess of Wales Dies
    Princess Diana dies in car crash in Paris, France. 32 million brits watch her funeral
  • Tony Blair Steps Down

    Tony Blair Steps Down
    Tony Blair steps down as Prime Minister and is succeded by Gordon Brown
  • General Election for House of Commons, 2010

    General Election for House of Commons, 2010
    General Election for House of Commons, David Cameron won from the Conservative Party