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  England History
There are archaeological evidences that indicate that southern England was colonized by humans long before the rest of the British Isles this period is referred as the prehistory.
Toward the end of the Middle Ages, the Tudor family gained control of the monarchy and began a dynasty that included the much-married Henry VIII and ended with the 45-year reign of Elizabeth I. The Elizabethan period was a golden age.
Over the years, England continued to expand its reach around the globe, reaching its height of power during the reign of another great queen, Victoria, who ruled for 64 prosperous years in the 19th century.
www.justuk.org /uk/england-history.asp   (437 words)

  
  §8. "History of England". II. Historians, Biographers and Political Orators. Vol. 14. The Victorian Age, Part ...
When, in 1848, the first two volumes of The History of England, to which Macaulay’s ever-growing public had looked forward for many years, at last appeared, and were received with unbounded applause, it was already a less extensive plan to which the great achievement would clearly have to be restricted.
In 1849, he declined the professorship of modern history at Cambridge, and, though he returned to parliament in 1852, the broken state of his health determined him, in 1856, to withdraw altogether from public life.
The great whig, protestant and patriotically English History, with its grand epical movement, its brilliant colouring and its irresistible spirit of perfect harmony between the writer and his task, is, thus, one of the literary masterpieces of the Victorian age.
www.bartleby.com /224/0208.html   (532 words)

  
 §14. Smollett’s "Compleat History" and "Continuation;" Oliver Goldsmith’s "History of England". XII. ...
Smollett’s "Compleat History" and "Continuation;" Oliver Goldsmith’s "History of England".
History was written as hackwork by two authors of eminent genius.
Tobias George Smollett was hired to write a history to rival Hume’s work, of which the first two volumes had then appeared, and, in 1757, he produced his Compleat History of England to 1748, in four volumes, written in fourteen months.
www.bartleby.com /220/1214.html   (363 words)

  
 Family Ancestry History Georgian England
The Georgian era is the period in England's history that was characterized by the rule of George I, George II, George III and George IV, covering the years from 1714 to 1830.
The climate of life in England during the Georgian era was well depicted in the literary works of such writers as Jane Austen and Henry Fielding.
The rural areas in England also experienced their own sweeping changes and this gave rise to the Agricultural Revolution, which affected the movements of large numbers of people and directly influenced the increasing decline of many small communities.
www.family-ancestry.co.uk /history/georgian_england   (505 words)

  
 History of England and its English Heritage
Among the chief political characteristics of the rule of the Saxons in England was the growth of the power of the king, and the early establishment of the Witenagemot, without the sanction of which the king was supposed to undertake nothing of importance.
Two important results of the contest to England were the strengthening of the national feeling, which resulted from the union of the Normans and Saxons against France, and the increased power, which Parliament secured because Edward III was dependent upon it for supplies.
England is a place that you would be proud to display your English genealogy, family coat of arms or surname history.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-england.html   (2557 words)

  
 England in the 18th Century and Earlier.
England as a whole has been at war for a majority of their history.
One of the most influential events in the history of England was the American Revolution.
Today England is one of the worlds superpowers with one of the largest Naval fleets in the world.
www.history1700s.com /store/england.shtml   (360 words)

  
 England Industrial Airpark & Community - History
England Industrial Airpark and Community, located northwest of Alexandria, La. traces its beginnings back to 1939, when it served as an emergency airstrip for Esler Field, the regional airport serving the Central Louisiana area.
John B. England, who had been commander of the 389th Bomber Squadron at the base.
The facility was once again close by the Department of Defense on December 15, 1992, and began it's transition to civilian reuse as England Industrial Airpark and Community.
www.englandairpark.org /history.htm   (242 words)

  
 England
The history of England all throughout the Middle Ages is one, long, almost uninterrupted set of conflicts engendered by the attempt to convert feudalism into monarchy.
For England and the rest of Europe, the Death meant a startling decrease in labor and a subsequent rise in the value of labor.
The history of the fifteenth century is one long, dismal history of the problems created by Henry's usurpation.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MA/ENGLAND.HTM   (5600 words)

  
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The concept for this website came to me when my teenage grandchildren emigrated to the USA and I was concerned that they would never learn the history of their homeland.
History as taught in English schools is very incomplete and kids tend to end up knowing something about Henry 8th or World War Two and very little about the broad picture and a feeling of what 1000 years ago actually means.
This site turned out to be a millennium project which made it easy to relate history to periods before the year 2000 thus easing the concept of the passage of time.
www.historyofengland.net   (337 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Royalty in English History - Kings and Queens of England
A chronicle of England's "ongoing royal sexual farce," from "Hal the Horny" and "Edward the Caresser" to the present-day antics of the House of Windsor.
Written between the 9th and 12th centuries, the Chronicle traces the history of England from the migration of the Saxon war-lords through Roman Britain, the onslaught of the Vikings, the Norman Conquest, and the reign of Stephen.
The History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/index.html   (3534 words)

  
 History of England - Uncyclopedia
Kevin Costner was an American living in England during the Middle Ages who was otherwise known as Robin Hood.
Everyone during Victorian England was just as stuck up as the Queen, which is why Jack the stripper killed so many people, and why Sherlock Holmes had many crimes to solve.
Although technically England still has a Queen, she is now a constitutional monarch, which means she is bound to do what the press says, and appears regularly on page 3.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/History_of_England   (634 words)

  
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England was, for a time, one of the most religiously tolerant countries in Europe.
It was England’s Lord Balfour who issued the 1917 declaration officially recognizing Jewish aspirations to a homeland.
While England's Jewish community has been in decline in recent years due to a low birth rate, intermarriage, and emigration, the 2001 census indicated that there were more Jews than previously thought.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/vjw/England.html   (4276 words)

  
 History against England: Ponting - News - Ashes Tour 06-07 - smh.com.au
NO ENGLAND team has ever rebounded from a 2-0 deficit to win an Ashes series, and Australia's captain Ricky Ponting does not believe his opponents are in the appropriate frame of mind to be making history this summer.
This England team, on the other hand, heads to Perth teetering on the edge of Ashes oblivion, with a calamitous final-day showing at the Adelaide Oval - in which Australia went from 50-1 outsiders to victors in under three sessions - still fresh in its mind.
Unlike his battles with Pietersen, Warne's duel with the England coach is not reserved for the field, with the Australian leg spinner taking aim at Fletcher after the match.
www.smh.com.au /news/news/history-against-england-ponting/2006/12/05/1165080950583.html   (921 words)

  
 England, Inc. - History
Thoughout the 70’s a new generation of the England family is employed.
The 3rd generation of the England family begins taking a more active part and assuming more responsibility in running the business.
England is the first to offer an amazing 2 week delivery on a full truck load of furniture.
www.englandfurniture.com /productcare/history.aspx   (165 words)

  
 Thomas Babington Macaulay History of England
His ongoing major historical work was now envisaged to eventually become a comprehensive history of England from the accession of King James II to 1832 - this last being the year of the parlimentary reform act.
The third chapter inherently contributed to the development of social history by presenting an highly contextually relevant extensive survey of English society in the year 1685 in terms of such things as population, cities, classes and tastes.
His history writing tended to acclaim those Whigs who had sought reforms and to decry those who had obstructed the passing of such reforms.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/historian/Thomas_Macaulay.html   (1828 words)

  
 Medieval English urban history
A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 3: The borough of Buckingham
A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, Volume 4.
A History of the County of Huntingdonshire, Volume 2: The borough of Huntingdon
www.trytel.com /~tristan/towns/towns.html   (2107 words)

  
 New England Colonies
After the death of Henry the religious mind of England swayed to and fro for a hundred years and more with the caprice of the sovereign and the ever changing condition of politics.
There were many who attempted to purify the Church of England and were called Puritans, while still others separated from it and were called Separatists.
Source: "History of the United States of America," by Henry William Elson, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904.
www.usahistory.info /New-England   (340 words)

  
 LibriVox » History of England by Macaulay (Menu)
History of England from the Accession of James II - Menu
The History of England from the Accession of James II is a work of epic scale covering only a short period of history.
It’s a history that looks back on the growth of Liberalism (or Whiggism) as the culmination of all that England could want or hope to be.
librivox.org /history-of-england-by-macaulay-menu   (312 words)

  
 England History of England
While maintaining separate parliaments, England and Scotland were ruled under one crown beginning in 1603, when James VI of Scotland succeeded his cousin Elizabeth I as James I of England.
Finally, in 1707, England and Scotland were unified as Great Britain, sharing a single Parliament at Westminster.
In the early 17th century, large-scale settlement of the north from Scotland and England began.
www.myenglandtravel.com /england_history.html   (1183 words)

  
 A Brief History of Anglo-Saxon England
The year 793 marked a major change for England with the first major raid by Vikings on the Northumbrian monastery at Lindisfarne (although there is evidence of a small raid four years earlier in Devon).
The division of England, giving Edmund Wessex and Cnut the North, was nullified by Edmund’s death in 1016 so the Viking Cnut was left to rule all England.
At the end of his reign the kingdom was dominated by three eorls - an Englishman of the old aristocracy, Leofric of Mercia; an English newcomer, Godwin of Wessex, married to a Dane; and a Dane, Siward of Northumbria, married to an Englishwoman.
mahan.wonkwang.ac.kr /link/med/england/anglo-saxon/history/history.htm   (3098 words)

  
 England History - TravelPuppy.com
By the time of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), England was the most organised state in Europe and this position was consolidated when Norman military feudal organisation was declared by William I and his successors (notably Henry I and Henry II) after 1066.
Dynastic marriage and inheritance had given England control of most of France by the 12th century, and the territorial fights were not settled until the end of the Hundred Years' War in 1453.
The constitutional history of England between the 11th and 15th centuries can be seen in terms of the gradual expansion of the powers of the crown and the efficiency and sophistication of the monarch's administration.
travelpuppy.com /england/history.htm   (1859 words)

  
 History of England   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In England the Saxons, after establishing themselves in the south and east, in the localities now represented by Sussex and Essex, founded a great kingdom in the West which gradually absorbed almost the whole country south of the Thames.
Many of the place-names in England and to a lesser extent Scotland are derived from the Britons' names, including London, Dumbarton, York, Dorchester, Dover and Colchester.
Several place-name elements are thought to be wholly or partly Brythonic in origin, particularly bre-, bal-, and -dun for hills, carr for a high rocky place, coomb for a small deep valley.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/england.html   (613 words)

  
 History of England Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
England is the largest and most populous of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
An overview of the struggle for power in England between the monarchy and Parliament in the seventeenth century.
Events such as the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution, and documents such as the Petition of Right and the English Bill of Rights, all influenced the transition of power from the monarchy under the Stuarts to the Parliament under a prime minister.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_England   (152 words)

  
 England (Toyotomi) - Alternative History
The Kingdom of England is a member of the Commonwealth of British Nations.
Ireland became a republic, while Scotland became a monarchy, with Queen Mary III and King Louis I (second in line to the Rhinelandish throne) as co-monarchs.
The Republic of England, which included Wales, was the successor state to the Republic of Great Britain and Ireland.
althistory.wikia.com /wiki/England_(Toyotomi)   (467 words)

  
 England Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Until recently England was generally thought of as a gentle, fabled land freeze-framed sometime in the 1930s, home of the post office, country pub and vicarage.
When To Go Anyone who spends any extended period of time in England will sympathise with the locals' obsession with the weather, although in relative terms the climate is mild and the rainfall is not spectacular.
King of England is an awful job: Harold II copped an arrow through the eye, Edward II was killed by his wife and Edward V murdered by his uncle.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/england   (494 words)

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