The British Isles

  • Act of the Union

    Act of the Union
    The act of the union started in the 1800s and what it did was spilt up Ireland. They were not comfortable that the British were makeing disions for them.
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    The British Isles

    Over time of Change and events in the British Isles
  • Collapse Of the Second Coalition

    Collapse Of the Second Coalition
    In 1801-2, the collapse of the Second Coalition of powers against France led to negotiations between Britain and France.
  • The Southwark Bridge was built

    The Southwark Bridge was built
    The Bridge was built in the small city of Southwark. It was built in 1819.
  • Stockton and Darlington Railway

    Stockton and Darlington Railway
    The railway was built to make an easer way to carry coal and other goods. The creator was Edward Pease.
  • Young Irelander’s

    Young Irelander’s
    The Young Irelander’s were found in the 1840s andbelived Ireland should cut all ties with Britain and set-up a separate Irish state.
  • The Theatres in Ireland

    The Theatres in Ireland
    Early 1800s brought saloons offering variety acts and booze, with some going so far as to add theatres to their original structures. When the Theatre Act of 1843 declared that the establishments would only be licensed if run as theatres.
  • The Great Famine Of Ireland

    The Great Famine Of Ireland
    Beetween 1846 and 1851 there was many faminines in Ireland Witch caused man people to flee ireland and move to other countrys. One exzample of a famine that happened in ireland is the potato famine.
  • The Revolt

    The Revolt
    The young irelanders revolted when the British didnt want to seperate ireland
  • Kegworth Air Disaster

    Kegworth Air Disaster
    A plane crashed in Ireland because a piliot error only 79 people surrvived out of 118.
  • The Gaelic league Was Formed

    The Gaelic league Was Formed
    The Gaelic league was formed in 1893 by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill to bring back the irish language. They belived that bringing back the Irish Language was key to keeping the irish culture alive.
  • National Insurance Act

    National Insurance Act
    For those that were ill or unemployed, the National Insurance Act gave free insurance to the people who needed it in the UK.
  • Parliamentary Act

    Parliamentary Act
    The Parliamentary Act of 1918 allows men over the age of 21 and even women over the age of 29 to vote for new leaders in the UK.
  • Results of WW1

    Results of WW1
    Unfortunately, the conclusion to WW1 and Britains involvement in it was the loss of over one million people.
  • The Great Slump

    The Great Slump
    The UK experienced a Great Depression (also known as the Great Slump) where it was dominated by economic weaknesses that lasted well into the next year and effected not only the UK but the rest of the world as well. England and Wales were struck with a devastating 70% unemployment rate!
  • Luftwaffe and the RAF

    Luftwaffe and the RAF
    In 1940, the Luftwaffe tries to destroy the RAF (Royal Air Force) and the airfields in southern England. This event triggers the beginning of the Battle of Britain.
  • Hitler's Attacks

    Hitler's Attacks
    Hitler launches bomb attacks on London and many other English cities. The outcome? Enormous property damage and loss of lives in the armed forces and the civilian population.
  • Beveridge Report

    Beveridge Report
    The Beveridge Report proposes a comprehensive national system of social security, maternity, and child benefits for the entire UK.
  • Elections

    Election Labour wins 393 out of the 640 seats in the House of Commons. Clement Attlee becomes the Prime Minister and replace the "war-time hero" Winston Churchill.
  • National Health Act

    National Health Act
    The National Health Act makes medical care free to all citizens! By this time, the Welfare State idea is fully developed, reviving places such as Wales and Scotland.
  • Black Wednesday

    Black Wednesday
    The event of Black Wednesday happened when the British Conservative government withdrew the pound sterling from the ERM (European Exchange Rate Mechanism) after it was unable to keep above its agreed lower limit. The effect? A devastating recession where large businesses failed and the housing market crashed.