Do You Remember The Most Important Dates In British History?


Great Britain has always held an important place in the world. Thusly the important dates in British history should always be top of mind. At one point, the British Empire spread so far that it was said: "the sun never sets on the British Empire." Britain has contributed so much to the world. From history, philosophy, music, art, science, and so much more that it's easy to take British history for granted.

Britain has seen times of defeat and times of victory. Yet Britain has still managed to capture the world's attention with its quintessentially British culture. From stately monarchs to edgy rockers, Britain has it all.

At times, Britain's history is truly part of the history of the world, and it's important to remember when some of these key events take place.

We've presented you with a challenge. How well do you know important dates and events in British history? Let's see how you do!

Did you know?

The Kingdom of Great Britain came into existence in 1707 with the political union of England and Scotland.

Though Scotland had already been under a shared crown with England, the two kingdoms formalized their arrangement under the Acts of Union. Ireland also formally joined Great Britain in 1800. The Republic of Ireland gained independence in 1922, but six counties in Northern Ireland remained part of Britain. Though tensions have simmered significantly in the last decades, there are still occasional voices for independence, as the vote for Scottish independence in 2014.

Said Winston Churchill of history: “History, with its flickering lamp, stumbles along the trail of the past, trying the reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.

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