Welcome to great britain the clue's in the name great britain packs so much greatness into its pint-sized shores: crumbling castles, soaring cathedrals, quaint villages, timeless landscapes and history galore. The columbia encyclopedia, 6th ed great britain is the fourth most populous country in europe those of english descent constitute about 77% of the nation's inhabitants the scottish make up 8%, and there are smaller groups of welsh (about 45%) and irish (27%) descent great britain's population. On 1 january 1801, the first day of the 19th century, the great britain and ireland joined to form the united kingdom of great britain and ireland the legislative union of great britain and ireland was brought about by the act of union 1800, creating the united kingdom of great britain and ireland .
Great britain – an island situated off the north west coast of europe british isles – a collection of over 6,000 islands, of which great britain is the largest england – a country within the uk. A history of britain 2000, history - 900 min 32 comments storyline i forced myself to view the entire parade just to have an opinion give us a more lively history of that great nation, it deserves better - and that from a yankee this doc sucks. A brief history of great britain narrates the history of great britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island england, wales, and scotland as well as associated archipelagos such as the channel islands, the orkneys, and ireland as they have influenced british history. The early history the first people to inhabit the british isles were settlers from europe they arrived between 3,500 and 3,000 bc and introduced farming, potery and stone tools they lived in the south of england stonehenge was built by these early inhabitants stonehenge the largest prehistoric monument, a huge circle of standing stones on salisbury plain visitors from all. Search the history of over 338 billion web pages on the internet history of the cotton manufacture in great britain item preview history of the cotton manufacture in great britain by baines, edward, sir, 1800-1890.
Prehistoric britain the first men and women came to britain over two and a half million years ago they were hunters and gatherers of food who used simple stone tools and weapons. The united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland is the sovereign state england, scotland, wales (together) great britain) and northern ireland are parts of this state it began to take its present shape with the acts of union in 1707, which united the crowns and parliaments of england and scotland to create the kingdom of great britaina further act of union in 1800 joined the. Brunel's ss great britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world when she was launched in 1843 she was called 'the greatest experiment since the creation' by combining size, power and innovative technology, brunel created a ship that changed history. The flag became 'the ensign armorial of the united kingdom of great britain' as one of the provisions of the act of union in 1707, when the kingdoms of england and scotland were united david prothero , 2 july 1998. The communist party of great britain (cpgb) was established in august 1920 and rapidly grew to a membership of 2,500 prior to its formation, attempts were made to establish a communist party by elements considered by the majority of revolutionary socialists in britain and by most leading bolsheviks to be ultra-lefts.
On that same day the british mission was divided to form the north british and the british missions the missions functioning in great britain as of june 1971 are england central, england east, england north, england south, england southwest, ireland, and scotland. Historian dan jones explores the millennium of history behind six of great britain's most famous castles: warwick, dover, caernarfon, the tower of london, carrickfergus, and stirling. In 1800, the act of union merged the kingdoms of great britain and ireland during that time, britain had to face the ambitions of napoleon to conquer the whole of europe admiral nelson's naval victory at traflagar (off the coast of spain) in 1805, and wellington's decisive victory at waterloo saved the uk, and further reinforced its. Great britain (or as it is officially known, the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, the low tax islands, the no tax islands, rockall, gibraltar, britland etc), sometimes known as what's the matter with britain, is an ancient island state located just off the coast of france. British history in-depth britain has been shaped by turmoil between its nations, and tension between state and church but centuries of conflict would forge the power at the heart of the largest.
Great britain is a large island in the north atlantic ocean off the northwest coast of continental europewith an area of 209,331 km 2 (80,823 sq mi), great britain is the largest of the british isles, the largest european island, and the ninth-largest island in the world in 2011, the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after. Britain has it five tests – if these are answered successfully, then britain will join the euro british public opinion does not appear to support the euro as the first month of its life draws to an end. The ss great britain’s extraordinarily long working life ended in 1933 a rescue attempt failed and she was then abandoned, and left to rust away however, ewan corlett, a naval architect, had long recognised the importance of the ss great britain. An earlier version of this article misidentified the united kingdom of great britain and ireland established in 1801 as the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland footnotes.
The united kingdom, also known as britain or the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, is a european region with a long and storied history.