History of England

  • Civil War

    Civil War
    English Civil War overthrows Charles I, and installs Cromwell as the new british ruler.
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    ENLIGHTENMENT

  • Knowledge

    Knowledge
    Hobbes publishes Leviathan, which was one the most iconic books about the State as a whole.
  • The great fire

    The great fire
    The great fire of London was iniciated, taking with him two-thirds of the city.
  • Hobbes

    Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes dies, but will be remembered as an expert philosopher, politician and more due to his iconic book Leviathan.
  • Glorious revolution

    Glorious revolution
    The Glorious Revolution unseats James II and installs William and Mary as rulers.
  • More books to the pire

    More books to the pire
    John Locke publishes Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Two Treatises of Government.
  • Changes begin

    Changes begin
    The landholders tried to rationalize their landholdings and started the Enclosure Movement to bring more and more of their own land under tighter control, a process that went on throughout the 1700s. This new policy brought two main effects: trasnformed how the land used to work, therefore, it's productivity. And the other change was that the people who used to work on the land became unemployed, who were mostly poor labor class.
  • First trashing machine

    First trashing machine
    The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture.
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    INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

    The time of agricultural manufacture is over. Industry is upon Britain, with it some drastically changes towards it's society
  • Steam engine

    Steam engine
    During the time before the industrial revolution people used to power up their industry with both water and muscle power (this last one coming from horses). But once the steam was created by James Watt and this alternative power was not only used in engines but also in locomotives, furnaces and other factors.
  • Cotton frenzy

    Cotton frenzy
    This machine was originally designed to remove cotton from it's seeds. Eli Whitney created it during the industrial revolution.
  • Anchors Aweigh!

    Anchors Aweigh!
    Robert Fulton probably created one of the most iconic aspects of the industrial revolution. Even when Fulton's invention cames from American soil, it provided a lot of background to the british engineers.
  • May it be light

    May it be light
    Humphry Davy, an English chemist, invented the first electric light. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip betwween the other ends of the wires.
  • Victorian Britain, Victoria comes to the throne after the death of William IV

    Victorian Britain, Victoria comes to the throne after the death of William IV
    Victoria became queen at the age of 18 after the death of her uncle, William IV. She reigned for more than 60 years, longer than any other British monarch. Her reign was a period of significant social, economic and technological change, which saw the expansion of Britain's industrial power and of the British empire.
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    VICTORIAN BRITAIN

    Victoria rises as queen of Britain after a family aftermath. Under her reign a wave of social, political and technological changes came
  • Slavery is abolished in the British empire

    Slavery is abolished in the British empire
    In 1834, slaves in the British empire started a period of 'apprenticeship', during which they were obliged to work without pay for their former owners. When this period ended, in 1838, a lot of former slaves which can be estimated over 700,000, were freed in the british caribbean territory. Slaves' former owners were paid over £20 million in compensations by the goverment for losing their slaves. Former slaves weren't paid at all.
  • Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist' is published

    Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist' is published
    Charles Dickens was one of the greatest Victorian novelists. 'Oliver Twist' was, like many of Dickens' other novels, originally published in serial form and brought to public attention contemporary social evils. Dickens' other works included 'The Pickwick Papers', 'A Christmas Carol', 'David Copperfield' and 'Great Expectations'.
  • Britain and France declare war on Russia and the Crimean War begins

    Britain and France declare war on Russia and the Crimean War begins
  • Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' is published

    Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' is published
    Probably one the most iconic books and possibly Darwin's personal masterpiece is published. It contains one of the most important theories about the evolution which was developed for about 20 years of Darwin's research. This book also created some troubles by this time, mainly because it appeared to contradict the bible's creation story and call into question ideas of divine providence.
  • Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, dies.

    Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, dies.
    At the age of 42, Victoria's husband passes out due to a typhoid plunged condition. This particular event made Victoria disappear from the public live for a while, making the republican movement gain a lot of notoriety.
  • Women obtain limited rights to retain their property after marriage

    Women obtain limited rights to retain their property after marriage
    This law changed the fact that men could take total control of their wife properties once they were married. It granted some limited separate protection to a married woman's property and also permitted women to retain up to £200 of their own wages or earnings.
  • Victoria is declared Empress of India

    Victoria is declared Empress of India
    When the East India Company was dissolved, India came under control of the British empire. Although at first queen Victoria was suggested by England's minister Benjamin Disraeli as flattery, as the time past she became rightful empress by 1877.
  • Married women obtain the right to acquire their own property

    Married women obtain the right to acquire their own property
    After 1970 when the first women property act was created, married women claimed to be insufficient when it comes to safeguard women. A further act provided something approaching equality for women since it allowed women to acquire and retain any property deemed separate from that of their husband's.
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    20TH CENTURY / 21TH CENTURY

    This time period contains all mayor changes in England after the great wars, and partly how England stands today
  • Up, up and away

    Up, up and away
    Ferdinand von Zeppelin invented the first Zeppelin, which was one of history's most imporntant steps into commercial flying. the zeppline was used all around the world a a commercial flight transportaion mechanism by many countries. Sadly, once the WW1 started, people were too afraid of using them because of the high chances of getting shoot down by the war.
  • Queen Victoria dies

    Queen Victoria dies
    Victoria died at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight at the age of 81. As Queen-Empress she had ruled over almost a quarter of the world's population.
  • The flame has been lit

    The flame has been lit
    The Olympic games are officially open at White City in London.
  • Tension arises

    Tension arises
    German gunboat provokes the "Agardi Crisis" with France.
  • Birds learn how to fly

    Birds learn how to fly
    The Royal Flying Corps is created.
  • The most iconic ship sinks

    The most iconic ship sinks
    The Titanic sinks in the Athlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives.
  • War

    War
    Britain declares war to Germany after the german army arrives and occupies Belgium.
  • The titan surrenders

    The titan surrenders
    After 4 years of war in the ancient continent, world war 1 ends when the germans surrender and sign the armistice.
  • Peace officially arrives

    Peace officially arrives
    The Paris Peace talks began, with it the hope to draw up treaties and officially start a peace.
  • British broadcasting corporation

    British broadcasting corporation
    Probably one the most iconic broadcasting business is created.
  • War returns

    War returns
    After Germany invaded Poland, Britain declares war once again.
  • Victory

    Victory
    Britain celebrates the end of the war on victory in Europe.
  • Freedom

    Freedom
    After a period of struggle, India finally gains independence from Britain.
  • Death penaltie is gone

    Death penaltie is gone
    Capital punishment in Britain was used since before the creation of the state in 1801 and abolished in 1965.
  • World champs

    World champs
    After an insane match, England rises as world champion after defeating Germany.
  • Bond

    Bond
    Britain joins the European economic community.
  • Should I stay or should I go?

    Should I stay or should I go?
    The United Kingdom EC referendum of 1975, also known as the Common Market referendum and EEC membership referendum was held on 5 June 1975 in the United Kingdom to gauge support for the country's continued membership of the European Communities. This event was the same as the current one under the name of Brexit. Thatcher and her party were the key to mantain Britain as part of the European Union.
  • Third round

    Third round
    Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher is elected for a third term.
  • The iron lady resigns

    The iron lady resigns
    After three periods as minister, Mrs Thatcher resigns, leading to a new prime minister, John Meyer.
  • Underwater passage

    Underwater passage
    Channel tunnel, which is a tunnel underwater, was created, linking London and Paris by rail.
  • Equality

    Equality
    First women priests are ordained by the church of England.
  • Finders, keepers?

    Finders, keepers?
    Britain returns Hong Kong to China's goverment.
  • Cameron

    Cameron
    Probably the most known Prime Minister to date. David Cameron is elected as Primer Minister of England, being on the position for 6 years.
  • BREXIT

    BREXIT
    Brexit is the forthcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). In the June 2016 referendum, 52% voted to leave the EU, leading into a complex separation process implying political and economic changes for the UK and other countries. The timetable for withdrawal has not yet been firmly established.
  • Cameron decides to leave

    Cameron decides to leave
    After six years of being prime minister, David Cameron decides to step aside from the position after the British people voted to leave the EU. Cameron claims that he's no longer capable of leading british people, since the people has choosen new horizons.
  • British decide to leave

    British decide to leave
    After being asked about leaving or staying, Uk citizens finally decided to leave the European Union, being 17.410.742 votes on favor and 16.577.342 votes to remain. What could this mean to England?