Indeed King Henry 2nd 1154-1189 was asked by an Irish King (they had many at the time) to send an army to Ireland to sort out inter regional royal disputes. The English liked Ireland and stayed until 1922 and are still rulers of the north of Ireland. Circa 1200. Christian Europe is continuously attacked on its eastern flank by Islamic forces where Jerusalem the spiritual city for both Jews and. Timeline of the British Empire by Jessica Brain. The British Empire is remembered for its extensive, long-lasting and far-reaching imperial activities that ushered in an era of globalisation and connectivity. The British Empire began in its formative years in the sixteenth century and flourished and grew dramatically, lasting until the twentieth century. Key Events: 1497 - John Cabot is sent. This timeline details all Kings and Queens of Scotland from 843 to present day. From 1603 England, Wales and Scotland have shared Kings and Queens. See also - Kings and Queens of England 827 - Present Day. HOUSE OF ALPIN. Kenneth I - 843 - 13th February 858 . Son of Alpin, King of Dal Riata Identity of wife not known Kenneth united the kingdoms of Scotland after defeating other rivals.
1801 - United Kingdom formed by union of the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. 1815 - Role in defeating Napoleon's French Empire leads to Britain becoming pre-eminent imperial power Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland were formally joined under the Act of Union to create the United Kingdom in 1801. The Irish parliament in Dublin was dissolved. Despite the. Edgar, the Peaceable 959-75, First Crowned King of the English . When Mercia and Northumbria revolted against his brother they made Edgar king, and in 959, on his brother's death, Edgar became the first crowned king of all England. He continued and took the monastic revival to great heights, and reformed the state MONARCHS OF GREAT BRITAIN House of Stuart James I (1603-25) Charles I (1625-49) The Commonwealth Oliver Cromwell (1649-58) Richard Cromwell (1658-59) House of Stuart, Restored Charles II (1660-85) James II (1685-88) House of Orange and Stuart William III, Mary II (1689-1702) House of Stuart Anne (1702-14) House of Brunswick, Hanover Line George I (1714-27) George II (1727-60) George III (1760. George I (1714-1727) George became the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain as George I. James Stuart, son of James II, led a rebellion by his supporters, known as the Jacobites, in Scotland in 1715, but this was put down. With the king unable to speak English, Robert Walpole took over as chairman of Cabinet meetings and became in effect the country's first prime minister
This article presents a timeline of events in British history from 1000 AD until 1499 AD. Timeline of British history (Before 1000) Timeline of British history (1500-1599) 11th century. 1016 King Cnut, crowned king of England; 1034 Death of King Malcolm II of Scotland, Duncan I accedes to the Scottish throne; 1035 Death of Cnut; 1040 Death of Duncan I, Macbeth accedes to the Scottish throne. Anglo-Saxons united under King Alfred the Great (872-901) to try to fight them off. King Alfred is called The Great because he kept part of England free from Viking control. The Danish Vikings controlled the east northeast by the 9 th century; the Saxons were able to maintain co ntrol in the west Name the kings and queens of England, Great Britain, and the UK. Test your knowledge on this history quiz and compare your score to others. Quiz by LisaSimpsonO Timeline: The Vikings. From the very first raids to the rising of the Great Viking Army, uncover the history of the Norsemen in Britain and beyond. 792: Threatened coast. A charter of the Mercian king Offa records the need to prepare defences in Kent against the 'pagan sailors'. 793: The end is nig Francis Pryor examines the history of Britain near the end of the Roman occupation. The first instalment focuses on Britain under Roman rule, revealing a muc..
His deposition, followed in 1250 by his death, plunges both Italy and Germany into crisis, paving the way for Charles of Anjou, brother of French King Louis IX, to seize the Sicilian throne. 1265. In the midst of civil war against the English King Henry III, Simon de Montfort summons a 'Parliament'. Though by no means the first public. 1837-1901 Queen Victoria.Queen Victoria ruled for 63 years during Britain's Industrial Revolution. She became queen at the age of 18 and during her reign, Great Britain saw many changes in the way.
ADDucation's timeline includes all the Kings and Queens of England since James was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and the first monarch to rule both countries as the de-facto king of Great Britain. He was a popular monarch. During his reign the Gunpowder Plot was foiled in 1605. The King James bible translation was authorized. Sir Walter Raleigh was executed. Charles I: 1625 - 1649: 19. . Year of end of rule is also that of death, unless otherwise indicated. 2. Dates for Saxon kings are still controversial. 3. Became king of West Saxons in 802; considered (from 828) first king of all England. 4. Died400. 5. Henry VI reigned again briefly470-1471. 6. Nominal queen for 9 days. This period witnesses a tremendous shift in the tide of social, political, and artistic life in Great Britain and Ireland. At the end of the Elizabethan age, England is a major economic power, with London as its bustling cultural hub. Shortly after the accession of the first Stuart monarchs, the political and financial strength of the kingdom wavers George V became the King of Great Britain and the British Dominions in 1910. During the World War I, he played an active role in supporting the troops. The rise of socialism, communism, fascism and the Indian independence movement was witnessed during his rule. His reign also saw the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons established by the Parliament Timeline Index : Who • What • Where • When • Home • About • Login Browse George II was King of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the last British monarch to have been born outside of Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As King, he exercised little contr... 1693 - 1776. Engineers. More : John Harrison, Solved.
Alfred the Great becomes king of Wessex, encourages English prose and translation of Latin works: 871 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is begun: 878: Danelaw established, dividing Britain into Anglo-Saxon south and Danish north: 911: Charles II of France grants Normandy to the Viking chief Hrolf the Ganger (the beginning of Norman French) c.100 Alfred the Great becomes king of Wessex (southern England). Britain wins a great naval victory. 1806 The great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is born. 1807 The slave trade is abolished. 1811 Prince George becomes Prince Regent as his father is insane. 1812. The British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is shot by John Bellingham. Charles Dickens is born. 1813 The Duke of Wellington defeats. United Kingdom, island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. It comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland. Its capital is London George II was King of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the last British monarch to have been born outside of Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As King, he exercised little cont Following is a timeline of Britain's Royal family in the last 100 years. 1910 - King George V ascends the throne on May 6. 1917 - At the height of World War One, the House of Windsor comes into.
Get the best of Sporcle when you Go Orange.This ad-free experience offers more features, more stats, and more fun while also helping to support Sporcle. Thank you for becoming a member On the death of his grandfather, George II, George III becomes king of Great Britain. Go to George III (1738-1820) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.) See this event in other timelines: 18th century; Politics ; Dynasties and royalty; Great Britain - from 1707; British Isles; British monarchs - from 1066; Europe; Rulers and politicians; Britain; 1761: Scottish chemist and physicist.
Kings and Queens of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom timeline display. 5 1 customer reviews. Author: Created by Jakelly1986. Preview. Created: Dec 21, 2017. A display of all of the ruler of England, Britain and the UK from 1066- present day. Include datees of birth, dates of reigns, deaths, and a brief description of their reign and key events during their reign. Organised into. Monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland House of Hanover. George I (1714 - 1727 ) George II (1727 - 1760) George III (1760 - However, the name was not changed until 5 years later and George V continued to be King of Ireland until he died (of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India). House of Windsor. George V (1922. Britain hosts the Olympic Games in London, dubbed the Austerity Games because rationing is still in force: 1947 India becomes independent from Britain and is partitioned: 1950: 1951 The Festival of Britain seeks to lift spirits and sustain post-war confidence: 1952 Reign of Queen Elizabeth II begins: 195
Great Britain is an island located within the British Isles and it is the ninth-largest island in the world and the largest in Europe. It is located to the northwest of continental Europe and it is home to the United Kingdom, which includes Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (not actually on the island of Great Britain).Great Britain has a total area of 88,745 square miles (229,848. British History Timeline (Poster) Schofield & Sims. 4.4 out of 5 stars 38. Map. £8.19. Only 14 left in stock. Kings And Queens of Great Britain Wallchart: A Genealogical Chart Showing Their Descent, Relationships & Coats of Arms Anne Taute. 5.0 out of 5 stars 3. Paperback. 5 offers from £64.94. History Timeline: British History (Historia Timelines) 4.6 out of 5 stars 37. £16.99. Kings.
The defeat of King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 against Duke William II of Normandy, later called William I of England, and the following Norman conquest of England caused important changes in the history of Britain. William ordered the Domesday Book to be written. This was a survey of the entire population, and their lands and property, to help in collecting taxes See a timeline of the Roman empire 43 AD: Roman emperor Claudius invades Britain Britain's king George III goes mad Mar 1789: George III's madness is healed by Francis Willis 1790: at the height of the British slave trade, one slave vessel leaves England for Africa every other day 1791: Thomas Paine publishes Rights of Man 1791: Tom Paine's Rights of Man is banned in Britain 1792: Mary. Great Britain: from1707: The inhabitants of Britain - the island containing England, Wales and Scotland - live in a state of some confusion over their group identity. Their cars, travelling abroad, display the letters GB (for Great Britain). Their diplomats, at international conferences, sit behind the letters UK (for United Kingdom)
Great Britain and Slavery. Historians may never know exactly how many slaves were taken out of Africa from the 16th to 19th centuries. Estimates run between 12 and 15 million, but with poor. John Maynard Keynes - Timeline. Start at the beginning or click one of the headings listed below to jump to the part of Keynes's life you are looking for specifically. Start at the beginning: 1883 - 1905 Keynes the budding economist: 1905 - 1913 World War 1 and its aftermath: 1914 - 1919 Becoming wealthy, gold and probability theory: 1919 - 1926 Treatise and General Theory: 1927. A timeline created with Timetoast's interactive timeline maker. Public timelines; Search; Sign in; Sign up ; Development of Democracy in the UK Timeline created by imperlmi. In History. Jun 15, 1215. Magna Carta Magna Carta Great Charter, attempts to limit the abusal of power by the king by implementing a fedual system Oct 1, 1532. Reformation Reformation occured. Church of England.
Timeline Search. Search through the entire ancient history timeline. Specify between which dates you want to search, and what keywords you are looking for Timeline of British History from 1700 until 1799 War of the Spanish Succession, The Jacobite Rebellions and the American Wars of Independence . PREVIOUS ~Year Date Occurrence Map Site; 1701. Jethro Tull invents the seed drill . 1701. 23/5/1701. The Pirate, Captain William Kidd is hanged at Execution Dock, Wapping . 1701. 24/6/1701. Act of Settlement decides the succession of the monarchy after. Launched in February 2017, Timeline has swiftly established itself as the home for premium long-form history content. Taking documentary content from the world's top producers and broadcasters, Timeline covers everything from Ancient Rome and Egypt through to Medieval Europe, the World Wars and right up until the turn of the 21st Century 1704 British capture Gibraltar from Spain. 1705 Newcomen's fire-engine. 1707 May 1 Union of England and Scotland Establishes theUnited Kingdom of Great Britain. 1708 James Edward, the Pretender, lands in Scotland his welcomeis lukewarm and he returnsto France in the same year. Abraham Darby takes lease of Coalbrookdal
In 1714, Britain faced a crisis when Queen Anne died without an heir. To guarantee Britain's 1732 constitutional monarchy and the Protestant succession to the throne, Parliament invited George of Hanover, the great grandson of James I, to become king and this began the Hanoverian rule of Britain. Many in favour of the Catholic Stuarts Canute or Cnut the Great was born circa 985 to 995 AD and was the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard.Canute's reign and deeds were told of in Norse poetry, and was portrayed as a fierce Viking warrior; in the Knýtlinga Saga, Canute was exceptionally tall and strong, and the recognised of men, all except for his nose, that was thin, high set and rather hooked Komplette Zusammenfassung zum Thema Great Britain von Hannah.1710. Hannah.1710. Schüler | Nordrhein-Westfalen . Download. Cooler Adblocker Abiunity kannst du auch ohne Adblocker werbefrei nutzen ;) Einfach registrieren und mehr als 10 Bedankungen sammeln! 12. Lernzettel zu: Key Facts, History, colonialism, Key Facts, British Empire, Pro Con Colonialism, Effects of colonialism, Commonwealth. The first king of Great Britain was King James VI of Scotland, who on 24 th. March 1603 also became King James I of England, Wales and Ireland. England and Scotland were still separate countries, with separate parliaments, until joined by the Act of Union in 1707. The Act of Union in 1800 created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - but this has been referred to the United.
Great Britain Court of King's Bench . Overview . Works: 2,495 works in 7,400 publications in 1 language and 110,631 library holdings Genres: Trials, litigation, etc Court decisions and opinions Rules Dictionaries Controversial literature History Law commentaries Law materials Portraits Trial and arbitral proceedings Roles: Other, Editor, Composer: Classifications: K46, 347.42: Publication. A display of all of the ruler of England, Britain and the UK from 1066- present day. Include datees of birth, dates of reigns, deaths, and a brief descript.. Great Britain, France, and Netherlands have the highest number of Afro-Caribbean. In the United Kingdom, the Black British form 3% of the total population. The Black British speak a variety of English dialect. The dialect has been influenced by Jamaican Patois and the social class. Most of the Afro-Caribbean are found in big and across the United Kingdom, especially in London. The majority of. It shows 'the great demonstration' would begin at Westminster and end at the Albert Hall. View images from this item (1) Usage terms Public Domain. 1911 : Emily Wilding Davison avoids the census by hiding in a cupboard in the crypt at the House of Commons. June: On the eve of King George V's coronation, around 40,000 women from 28 suffrage societies march for female enfranchisement. November. Great Britain is a formable country, and can be formed by any nation in the British culture group.Located in the British Isles, it does not exist in any start date until May 12, 1707. Due to it requiring quite a few provinces from Scotland and England, both of which are western, decently developed countries, it is usually fairly strong when formed
The Great British Baking Show, which just aired its season finale, had a lot of drama and controversies this year, both on-screen and off. It all started when one contestant, Sura, knocked over the technical challenge bake of another contestant, Dave, in the very first episode of the season British Monarchs Kings and Queens is a handy chronological or timeline guide. You can see at a glance who was King or Queen, when and which Royal House or period that they reigned in. There is an accompanying series of more expansive posts about each Monarch which you can directly access from the links on the Kings and Queens list While the power of the monarchies of Great Britain has been massively curtailed compared to their medieval counterparts since well before the twentieth century, the importance of the king or queen in public life has been relegated to a figure of civic pride that has only the softest of political power. There has been an understanding that a king or queen only ruled with the consent of the. English Monarchs. This site is designed to bring to life, as vividly as possible, the history of the Kings and Queens of England from Egbert, first King of the English, who reigned 802-839 A.D., through over a thousand years of the rich and varied tapestry of England's history to the throne's present occupant, Elizabeth II The Georgian Era spanned over the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Britain, all of whom were named George. During this time, the country established itself as a global power at the centre of a turbulent empire. We take a look at these events and the revolutionary changes in the arts, science and literature, and war
Timeline of Roman Britain King Arthur: Timeline of Arthurian History & Legend Timeline of the Early British Kingdoms 410 AD-598 AD TIMELINE: Anglo Saxon England 597 AD-687 AD / 688 AD-801 AD / 801 AD-898 AD / 899 AD-977 AD / 978 AD-1066 AD Timeline of Medieval Britain Timeline of the Reformation and Restoration Periods Timeline of Britain's Age of Empire Wales History Timeline Timeline of The. Great Britain Imperialism. Timeline Motives Methods Suffering and Benefits Effects King Thibaw Work Cited Colonialism in Burma. An insight to British rule in Burma . Timeline. The colonization of Burma began after Britain took attempted to take control of the country after failed attempts by a series of monarchs in the 1820's. Britain took control over Burma after three Anglo-Burmese wars. Churches and castles built in the Norman style as the new conquerors sought to stamp their authority on the people of Britain. Domesday, the great 11th century book . Once the the English are dispossessed of their property, King William I undertakes a census of the lands, citing ownership and recording churches, woodlands, mills etc. It was nicknamed 'Domesday' because of the sense of. Union of Great Britain and Ireland. 1804 Napoleon declared Emperor. 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. 1809 Napoleon captures Vienna. 1811 Prince of Wales named Regent to act for George III, now insane. 1811-12 Luddite riots in the North and the Midlands. Laborers attack factories and break up the machines which they fear will replace them
The Duchess of Cambridge reveals the results of her 5 Big Questions survey. The Duchess of Cambridge reveals the results of her 5 Big Questions surve Amazon.com: Kings & Queens of England and Great Britain Educational Children39;s Timeline Mini Poster 40x60cm: Posters & Print F or over 15 years, the Britain Express family have toured England, Scotland, and Wales, visiting historic sites, taking thousands of photographs, and sharing our passion for Britain with the world. We love exploring the UK, and hope that whether you're a Brit or a tourist, you'll take every chance to discover British history and landscape for yourself, and enjoy the wonderful heritage that. Gothic Kings of Britain by Philip J. Potter. The lives of 31 medieval rulers, 1016-1399. Ruling England 1042-1217 by Richard Huscroft. Beginning just before the Norman Conquest and ending with the ratification of Magna Carta, this book considers the reign of each king, their relationships with the nobility, local government, the courts, and the Church. The English Aristocracy 1070-1272: A.
He ruled Scotland as King James VI and England as King James I. This became known as the Union Flag, and it was the forerunner of the present flag of Great Britain. Union Flag 1606-1801 In the decree of issuance of the new flag, James stipulated that all ships of both English and Scottish registry were to fly this flag from atop their mainmasts. The Cross of St. George was to be flown from. A timeline created with Timetoast's interactive timeline maker. Public timelines; Search; Sign in; Sign up; GREAT BRITAIN Timeline created by ucenec10. In History-800 BCE. DISCOVERY OF GREAT BRITAIN Great Britain was first discovered by people who crossed over the land bridge of European mainland. -800 BCE. FOOTPRINTS Footprints have been found since 800,000 years ago on the island of Great.
A TIMELINE OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN BRITAIN. By Tim Lambert. Early Women's Rights. 1135-1154. Matilda claims the throne of England but there is another claimant called Stephen and the two fight a long civil war . 1553. Mary Tudor becomes queen of England. She is the first woman to rule England in her own right. 1637. Amye Everard Ball is the first woman in England to be granted a patent (for. Great Britain. The island of Great Britain, also called Albion by the Romans, consists of three somewhat autonomous regions that include England, Scotland and Wales. It is located east of Ireland and northwest of France in the Atlantic Ocean. The term also includes several offshore islands, including the Hebrides in Scotland
Suffragette timeline: the long march to votes for women Feature. Deeds, not words: Annie Kenney is arrested during a demonstration in 1905 Credit: Getty Images Title Title Foreign Title Foreign. Great Britain is the largest island in Europe. It contains England , Scotland , and Wales . Together with Northern Ireland, they make up the country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland . Sometimes the term Great Britain is used to refer to the whole United Kingdom. Great Britain is located off the northwestern coast of. The British East India Company assumes control of Bengal and Bihar, opium-growing districts of India. British shipping dominates the opium trade out of Calcutta to China. 1753 Linnaeus, the father.
Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Edward Dreadnought : Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War by Robert K Massie ( Book ) King Edward the Seventh by Philip Magnus ( Book ) Edward VII, Prince and King by Giles St. Aubyn ( Book ) The heir apparent : a life of Edward VII, the playboy prince by Jane Ridley ( Book ) The Edwardian era by André Maurois ( Book ) The royal. Edward Vii, Edward VII Edward VII (1841-1910), king of Great Britain and Ireland, emperor of India (1901-10). The success of Edward VII's reign would greatly hav About this article Rulers of England and Great Britain. All Sources - Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic × 1/1. Related Topics. Britain. Great Britain. Great Dane. You Might Also Like. Philippa of Hainault. Norman Kings. The Norman invasion of Britain in AD1066 brought with it the first feudal system of government and established once and for all a King Of England. Later conquests increased this to the King Of Great Britain but the general title King of England remains the common one. The following list covers the Norman Kings of England from. Kings of Britain translated by Aaron Thompson with revisions by J. A. Giles In parentheses Publications Medieval Latin Series Cambridge, Ontario 1999. Book I. Chapter 1. The epistle dedicatory to Robert earl of Gloucester Whilst occupied on many and various studies, I happened to light upon the History of the Kings of Britain, and wondered that in the account which Gildas and Bede, in their.
Perhaps the most famous date in British history is 1066, when William the First (William the Conqueror) invaded England with an army of soldiers from Normandy (in north-west France). The Normans were originally Vikings, who had moved to north France in about AD 900. William defeated the Saxon king (Harold) at the Battle of Hastings: Hastings is a town on the south coast of England. The story. Timeline home / questions / timeline / on this day / people / maps / texts. To access timeline from 450 to 1066: In the box at top right, enter a year (450 for the beginnings) or a range of years (871-899 for King Alfred the Great), and press search. Not every year has an entry, so if you're looking for something in a given year and can't find it, try a range instead. Dates for some famous. Princess Alice of Battenberg, the great-granddaughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, became Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 after her marriage. During the Second World War, she sheltered Jewish refugees and worked for the Red Cross. She was posthumously named a 'Hero of the Holocaust' by the British government in 2010. She was the mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light. The ss Great Britain. Brunel's next steamship quickly overshadowed her older sister. At the time of the SS Great Britain's launch in 1843 she was the largest ship in the world. She was also the first screw-propelled, ocean-going, iron-hulled steam ship - a truly revolutionary vessel and fore-runner of all modern shipping. Designed initially for the emerging trans-Atlantic luxury.
George Whitefield, a minister from Britain, had a significant impact during the Great Awakening. Whitefield toured the colonies up and down the Atlantic coast, preaching his message. In one year. The Kings and Queens of England in the Middle Ages included Richard the Lionheart and the great Plantagenet English Kings from King Henry II (1154-1189) to King Edward III (1327-1377). Kings in the Middle Ages . The Hundred Years War between England and France. The Medieval Kings and Queens of the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York and the Wars of the Roses. The English Kings in the Middle.
Timeline: The life of Martin Luther King Jr. USA TODAY 1929. Jan. 15: Michael King is born in Atlanta. His father changes the boy's name, as well as his own, to Martin Luther King several years. Timeline of the Kings and Queens of Great Britain. Britain-magazine.com Queen Anne became first monarch of Great Britain in 1707 but how is your knowledge on each of the kings and queens since? Anne 1702-1714 Popular history recalls Queen Anne as an obese, gout-stricken 'Brandy Nan' given to hearty eating and drinking, and who, despite 18 pregnancies, failed to produce a surviving heir to.
Great Britain. Latest; Search. Search. Clear this text input 'The Crown' Stokes an Uproar Over Fact vs. Entertainment. Dramatic liberties in the latest season of the Netflix series, covering. Great Britain - Englisch Abi Lernzettel United Kingdom. Kevin. 1 comment. Ähnliche Beiträge. 1 comment add one. Stephen FANTASTIC HELP, THANKS! Reply. Leave a Comment. Mit der Nutzung dieses Formulars erklärst du dich mit der Speicherung und Verarbeitung deiner Daten durch diese Website einverstanden. * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Great Britain will host February's Billie Jean King Cup play-off against Mexico in a reversal of the original draw. The tie in what was formerly known as the Fed Cup had been due to be played in. Great Britain was at the centre of the world's largest empire, a beneficiary of colonial resources and trade. 2. Britain occupied territory on four different continents and was at the centre of a vast trading and commercial empire. 3. Domestically, 19th century Britain was often unsettled by demands for improved conditions and political reform. 4. British rulers engaged in imperial expansion. King George III ascends to the throne of England. Treaty signed between England and France ending the French and Indian War. Canada and the continent east of the Mississippi River added to Great