1 D. N. McCloskey, "The Industrial Revolution in Britain 1780-1860: A Survey," in Roderick Floud and Donald McCloskey, The Economic History of Britain since 1700. About 15,000 years ago, the weather became warmer. 3. The book analyzes the major political and military events in British history, and where appropriate, looks at these within a wider, international context. Old English (450-1066) External history The coming of the Germanic tribes to England (c 450) The Christianisationof England (c 600) The Scandinavian invasions (c 800) Literature Epic literature: Beowulf (c 800, manuscript from c 1000) Minor poetry (600 onwards) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (8th century onwards) Structure of language Sound system History of Britain - Timeline and Facts : Thousands of years ago, Great Britain was joined to Europe and was covered with ice. British Empire, a worldwide system of dependenciesâ colonies, protectorates, and other territoriesâthat over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of Great Britain and the administration of the British government. The ice melted and the sea level rose. A History of the English Speaking People's The Birth of Britain Winston S. Churchill First published: Edinburgh: Mainstream Pub., 2007. Slavery--United States--History--17th century. This is an illustrated history of Britain from prehistoric times to the present day. Henry VIII is remembered in history as one of the most powerful kings of England. Slavery--United States-- History--18th century. Great Britain became an island about 8000 years ago. Cambridge Histories Cambridge Histories is the essential reference collection spanning 350 volumes in 10 subject areas. paper) 1. 2. White cargo: the forgotten history of Britainâs White slaves in America / Don Jordan and Michael Walsh. Other articles where History of United Kingdom is discussed: United Kingdom: Ancient Britain: Archaeologists working in Norfolk in the early 21st century discovered stone tools that suggest the presence of humans in Britain from about 800,000 to 1 million years ago. 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. All are brought to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers. These startling discoveries underlined the extent to which archaeological research is responsible for any knowledge ofâ¦ p. cm. ISBN 978-0-8147-4296-9 (alk. Includes bibliographical references and index.