United Kingdom Timeline

The United Kingdom is a union of individual countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and its reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is The Head of state of 15 other Commonwealth realms, which includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Jamaica.

In the 19th Century, Great Britain was the world’s dominant industrial and maritime power, The Union was a huge role in the development of modern democracies.

The United Kingdom played a major role in the history of the world and today’s modern world was influenced by the united kingdom. taking a leading role in developing democracy and in advancing literature and science.

CHRONICLE EVENTS & HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1801
An act of Union placed Ireland under British Parliament control, the United Kingdom formed by a union of the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.
1805
British defeated Napoleon’s French fleet at Battle of Trafalgar
1815
The Defeat of Napoleon’s French Empire, Britain becomes the pre-eminent imperial power.
1812 – 1815
War of 1812
1820
King George III died; George IV became king
1829
Roman Catholic Relief Act passed, gave political rights to Catholics for loyalty to Protestant monarchy
1830
King George IV died; succeeded by brother, Duke of Clarence, as King William IV,
1833
Factory Act banned child workers under nine
1837
King William IV died; his niece crowned Queen Victoria of Britain
United Kingdom timeline Britain victorious in Crimean War

1854 – 1856

Britain victorious in Crimean War
1863
First underground railway in London opened
1869
Suez Canal opened
1870
Education Act passed
1872
Ballot Act passed – voting now secret
1877
Queen Victoria declared Empress of India
1896
Britain won three gold medals at first modern Olympic Games in Athens
1899 – 1902
Boer War took place; Britain defeated South African Dutch settlers
1901
Queen Victoria died; son Edward VII new king
1904
Entente Cordiale with France marks Britain’s return to European security treaties.
1908
Introduction of pensions
1910
Edward VII died, son George crowned King George V
1914
An outbreak of First World War
1918
World War I ended, over several hundred thousand brits, died
1921
Ireland granted independence by Ango-Irish Treaty
1922
The United Kingdom became known as United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland
1924
The Television is Invented by Scottish Engineer, John Logie Baird
1928
Women aged 21 received right to vote
1939
World War II Begins
United Kingdom Timeline Winston Churchill speech

1940

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister
1944
Allied troops invade France from Britain on D-Day, 6th June and begin to fight their way towards Germany.
1945
World War II ended
1948
National Health Service is established.
1949
The UK becomes a founder member of Nato.
1952
Britain tested a nuclear bomb
1966
England won Football World Cup
1973
The UK joins the European Economic Community.
1979 
The Conservative politician Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister. She begins to introduce free-market policies.
United Kingdom Timeline falkland Island War

1982

Argentina invades the Falklands Islands in the South Atlantic. The UK dispatches a task force. The Falkland Islands return back to UK Control
1994
Channel Tunnel opened rail link between Britain and rest of Europe
1998
Good Friday Agreement on a political settlement for Northern Ireland is approved by voters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
2011
Prince William married Catherine Middleton
2014
A referendum on Scottish Independence held in Scotland. 85% of voters cast ballots. Pro UK side wins with 55% of the vote.
2016
The United Kingdom Voted to leave European Union
2018
Royal Wedding, Prince Harry Marries Meghan Markle

 

 

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