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Plebs (1,151 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article

The plebs were, in ancient Rome, the general body of free Roman citizens who were not patricians, as determined by the census. The precise origins of the
Lists of United Kingdom MPs (477 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Following is a (currently incomplete) list of past Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom in alphabetical order. See List of United Kingdom MPs: A
War Office (2,291 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The War Office was a Department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions
J. Samuel White (795 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
J. Samuel White was a British shipbuilding firm based in East Cowes, taking its name from John Samuel White (1838–1915). It came to prominence during the
British idealism (851 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A species of absolute idealism, British idealism was a philosophical movement that was influential in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century to the early
Anglo-Irish people (3,249 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Anglo-Irish (Irish: Angla-Éireannach) is a term which was more commonly used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to identify a social class in Ireland
Anglo-Spanish War (1796–1808) (730 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Anglo-Spanish War was a conflict fought between 1796 and 1802, and again from 1804 to 1808, as part of the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic
Tamworth Manifesto (373 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Tamworth Manifesto was a political manifesto issued by Sir Robert Peel in 1834 in Tamworth, which is widely credited by historians as having laid down
English Renaissance (1,674 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th century to the early 17th century. It is associated with
Anglo-Turkish War (1807–09) (308 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Anglo-Ottoman War was a conflict that took place during the Napoleonic Wars between 1807 and 1809. In the summer of 1806, during the War of the Third
Teddy Boy (2,008 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Teddy Boys or Teds were a mainly British subculture of young men wearing clothes partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period
Postage stamps and postal history of Great Britain (3,416 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
various historical territories until the present day. The postal history of the United Kingdom is notable in at least two respects: first, for the introduction
Great Britain Historical GIS (2,185 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Great Britain Historical GIS (or GBHGIS), is a spatially enabled database that documents and visualises the changing human geography of the British
Air Ministry (2,929 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Air Ministry was a department of the Government of the United Kingdom with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that
War Department (United Kingdom) (387 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The War Department was the United Kingdom government department responsible for the supply of equipment to the armed forces of the United Kingdom and the
Royal Historical Society (586 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Royal Historical Society (abbr. RHistS;[citation needed] founded 1868) is a learned society of the United Kingdom which advances scholarly studies
War of the Second Coalition (2,448 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The War of the Second Coalition (1798–1802) was the second war on revolutionary France by most of the European monarchies, led by Britain, Austria and
Baring crisis (409 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Baring crisis or the Panic of 1890 was an acute recession. Although less serious than other panics of the era, still it is the nineteenth century’s
Assizes (1,718 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The courts of assize, or assizes (/əˈsaɪzɪz/), were periodic courts held around England and Wales until 1972, when together with the quarter sessions they
The Living World (232 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Living World is a long-running natural history radio programme, made by the BBC and broadcast on its Radio 4. The series was created at the BBC Natural
Board of Trade (1,862 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Board of Trade is a British government department concerned with commerce and industry, currently within the Department for International Trade. Its
Anglo-Swedish War (1810–1812) (565 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
During the Napoleonic Wars until 1810, Sweden and the United Kingdom were allies in the war against Napoleon. As a result of Sweden's defeat in the Finnish
Guildford pub bombings (691 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Guildford pub bombings occurred on 5 October 1974 when a subgroup of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated two 6-pound gelignite bombs
London Naval Treaty (751 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Treaty for the Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armament, commonly known as the London Naval Treaty, was an agreement between the United Kingdom,
History of journalism in the United Kingdom (6,375 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of journalism in the United Kingdom includes the gathering and transmitting of news, spans the growth of technology and trade, marked by the
Action of 11 November 2008 (818 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Action of 11 November 2008 was a naval engagement fought off Somalia between pirates and British forces. Russia has stated that its forces fought off
Penny Black (1,845 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was first issued in the United Kingdom (referred to in
Operation Unthinkable (1,625 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Operation Unthinkable were two related but unrealised plans by the Western Allies against the Soviet Union. They were ordered by British prime minister
Tirah campaign (1,182 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Tirah campaign, often referred to in contemporary British accounts as the Tirah expedition, was an Indian frontier war during 1897–98. Tirah is a mountainous
Peterloo Massacre (8,058 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, Lancashire, England on Monday 16 August 1819 when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60
RAF High Wycombe (1,372 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
RAF High Wycombe is a Royal Air Force station, situated in the village of Walters Ash, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England. It houses Headquarters
Rotten and pocket boroughs (2,949 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A rotten or pocket borough, also known as a nomination borough or proprietorial borough, was a parliamentary borough or constituency in England, Great
Walcheren Campaign (1,289 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Walcheren Campaign was an unsuccessful British expedition to the Netherlands in 1809 intended to open another front in the Austrian Empire's struggle
Panic of 1847 (565 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Panic of 1847 was a minor British banking crisis associated with the end of the 1840s railway industry boom and the failure of many non-banks. As a
Blue plaque (4,961 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous
Reform Act (411 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
In the United Kingdom, Reform Act is legislation concerning electoral matters. It is most commonly used for laws passed in the 19th century and early 20th
Gladstone–MacDonald pact (326 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Gladstone–MacDonald pact of 1903 was a secret informal electoral agreement negotiated by Herbert Gladstone, Liberal Party Chief Whip, and Ramsay MacDonald
Three-Day Week (1,448 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Three-Day Week was one of several measures introduced in the United Kingdom by the Conservative government to conserve electricity, the generation
Continental System (2,063 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Continental System or Continental Blockade (known in French as Blocus continental) was the foreign policy of Napoleon I of France against the United
Inland Revenue (1,246 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Inland Revenue was, until April 2005, a department of the British Government responsible for the collection of direct taxation, including income tax
Bank of England Museum (465 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Bank of England Museum is located within the Bank of England in the City of London. Its entrance is in Bartholomew Lane, off Threadneedle Street, close
Packet trade (1,209 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Generally, packet trade is any regularly scheduled cargo, passenger and mail trade conducted by ship. The ships are called "packet boats" as their original
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (165 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT), founded 2006, is a non-profit organisation that works to preserve and protect airfields in Great Britain
Clockwork Orange (plot) (626 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Clockwork Orange was a secret British security services project alleged to have involved a right-wing smear campaign against British politicians from 1974
Second Anglo-Afghan War (2,169 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Second Anglo-Afghan War (Pashto: د افغان-انګرېز دويمه جګړه‎) was a military conflict fought between the British Raj and the Emirate of Afghanistan
Irish Free State (4,526 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Irish Free State (Irish: Saorstát Éireann, pronounced [ˈsˠiːɾˠsˠt̪ˠaːt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ], English: /ˌsɛərstɑːt ˈɛərən/ SAIR-staht AIR-ən; 6 December 1922 –
Anglo-Aro War (890 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo–Aro War (1901–1902) was a conflict between the Aro Confederacy in present-day Eastern Nigeria, and the British Empire. The war began after increasing
Perak War (410 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Perak War (1875–76) took place between British and local forces in Perak, a state in northwestern Malaysia. The sultan of Upper Perak and other local
Season (society) (1,711 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The social season, or season, refers to the traditional annual period when it is customary for members of a social elite of society to hold balls, dinner
Operation Jungle (1,381 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Operation Jungle was a program by the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) early in the Cold War (1948–1955) for the clandestine insertion of intelligence
Alabama Claims (1,694 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Alabama Claims were a series of demands for damages sought by the government of the United States from the United Kingdom in 1869, for the attacks
Battle of Alexandria (730 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Battle of Alexandria or Battle of Canope, fought on 21 March 1801 between the French army under General Menou and the British expeditionary corps under
Matale rebellion (1,213 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Matale rebellion, also known as the Rebellion of 1848, took place in Ceylon against the British colonial government under Governor Lord Torrington
Consol (bond) (425 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Consols (originally short for consolidated annuities, but subsequently taken to mean consolidated stock) was a name given to certain government debt issues
Knight of the shire (1,191 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Knight of the shire (Latin: milites comitatus) was the formal title for a member of parliament (MP) representing a county constituency in the British House
Women's Social and Political Union (2,630 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was a women-only political movement and leading militant organisation campaigning for women's suffrage in
Post Office Packet Service (1,390 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Post Office Packet Service dates to Tudor times and ran until 1823, when the Admiralty assumed control of the service. Originally, the Post Office
Air Navigation and Transport Act (3,387 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Air Navigation and Transport Act is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament in 1920 which gave the British Empire the authority to control
Inglis Barracks bombing (431 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Inglis Barracks bombing was a bomb attack carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) on 1 August 1988 on a British Army barracks called
Pastry War (969 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Pastry War (Spanish: Guerra de los pasteles, French: Guerre des Pâtisseries), also known as the First French intervention in Mexico or the First Franco-Mexican
Clive Barracks bombing (664 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Clive Barracks bombing was a bomb attack carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army on 20 February 1989 on a British Army barracks called
House of Lords Act 1999 (4,171 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The House of Lords Act 1999 (c. 34) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that was given Royal Assent on 11 November 1999. The Act reformed
Basuto Gun War (504 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Gun War, also known as the Basuto War, was an 1880-1881 conflict in the British territory of Basutoland (present-day Lesotho) in Southern Africa, fought
Debatable Lands (818 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Debatable Lands, also known as debatable ground, batable ground or threip lands, lay between Scotland and England. It was formerly in question as to
Ministry of Aviation (228 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Ministry of Aviation was a department of the United Kingdom government established in 1959. Its responsibilities included the regulation of civil aviation
Bermuda sloop (2,095 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Bermuda sloop is a type of fore-and-aft rigged single-masted sailing vessel developed on the islands of Bermuda in the 17th century. Such vessels originally
Purchase of commissions in the British Army (1,439 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The purchase of officer commissions in the British Army was the practice of paying money to be made an officer in the cavalry and infantry regiments of
Postcodes in the United Kingdom (6,087 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Postal codes used in the United Kingdom are known as postcodes (originally, postal codes). They are alphanumeric and were adopted nationally between 11
Bhutan War (914 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Bhutan War (or Duar War) was a war fought between British India and Bhutan in 1864–1865. Britain sent a peace mission to Bhutan in early 1864, in the
History of the formation of the United Kingdom (5,984 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has involved personal and political union across Great Britain and the wider
Ambela campaign (572 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Ambela campaign (also called Umbeyla; Umbeylah; Ambeyla) in 1863 was one of many expeditions in the border area between the Emirate of Afghanistan
Penny Black (1,845 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was first issued in the United Kingdom (referred to in
Brunei revolt (2,941 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Brunei revolt (Malay: Pemberontakan Brunei) was a December 1962 insurrection in the British protectorate of Brunei by opponents of its monarchy and
Tirah campaign (1,182 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Tirah campaign, often referred to in contemporary British accounts as the Tirah expedition, was an Indian frontier war during 1897–98. Tirah is a mountainous
Military Service Act 1916 (347 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
For the 1917 Canadian Act of a similar name, see Military Service Act (Canada). The Military Service Act 1916 was an Act passed by the Parliament of the
Commonwealth of Nations (12,343 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Commonwealth of Nations, generally known simply as the Commonwealth, is a political association of 53 member states, nearly all of them former territories
House of Lords Act 1999 (4,171 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The House of Lords Act 1999 (c. 34) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that was given Royal Assent on 11 November 1999. The Act reformed
Deal barracks bombing (1,195 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Deal barracks bombing was an attack by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) on the Royal Marine Depot, Deal, England. It took place at 8:22
Great Rebellion of 1817–18 (1,052 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Great Rebellion of 1817–18, also known as the 1818 Uva–Wellassa uprising (after the two places it had started), or simply the Uva rebellion, was the
Basuto Gun War (504 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Gun War, also known as the Basuto War, was an 1880-1881 conflict in the British territory of Basutoland (present-day Lesotho) in Southern Africa, fought
Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War (5,156 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War consisted of a series of multi-national military expeditions in 1918. The stated goals were to help the Czechoslovak
Consol (bond) (425 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Consols (originally short for consolidated annuities, but subsequently taken to mean consolidated stock) was a name given to certain government debt issues
Lancaster House Treaties (1,039 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Lancaster House Treaties of 2010 are two treaties between the United Kingdom and France for defence and security cooperation. They were signed at 10
British philosophy (3,479 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British philosophy refers to the philosophical tradition of the British people. "The native characteristics of British philosophy are these: common sense
Russo-Turkish War (1828–29) (2,159 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829 was sparked by the Greek War of Independence of 1821-1829. War broke out after the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II closed the
Postcodes in the United Kingdom (6,087 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Postal codes used in the United Kingdom are known as postcodes (originally, postal codes). They are alphanumeric and were adopted nationally between 11
Admiralty (3,463 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal
London Post Office Railway (2,095 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Post Office Railway, known as Mail Rail since 1987, is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge, driverless underground railway in London that was built by the
Unionism in Ireland (6,590 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Unionism in Ireland is a political ideology that favours the continuation of political union between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. Since the
Packet trade (1,209 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Generally, packet trade is any regularly scheduled cargo, passenger and mail trade conducted by ship. The ships are called "packet boats" as their original
High Tory (855 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
High Toryism (sometimes referred to as conservative gentryism) is a term used in Britain, and elsewhere, to refer to old traditionalist conservatism which
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office (1,595 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is the title of the official resident cat of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at 10 Downing Street. There
Bloomsbury Group (3,466 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Bloomsbury Group—or Bloomsbury Set—was a group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists in the first half of the 20th
Disappearing gun (2,869 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A disappearing gun, a gun mounted on a disappearing carriage, is an obsolete type of artillery which enabled a gun to hide from direct fire and observation
Great Smog of London (2,320 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Great Smog is known to be the worst air-pollution event in the history of the United Kingdom, and the most significant in terms of its effect on environmental
Royal Society (6,838 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Royal Society, formally The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, is a learned society and the United Kingdom's national academy
List of Parliaments of the United Kingdom (167 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This is a list of Parliaments of the United Kingdom, tabulated with the elections to the House of Commons and the list of members of the House. The Parliaments
Avonmouth Docks (2,221 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Avonmouth Docks are part of the Port of Bristol, in England. They are situated on the northern side of the mouth of the River Avon, opposite the Royal
1976 IMF crisis (509 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1976 IMF Crisis was a financial crisis in the United Kingdom in 1976 which forced James Callaghan's Labour Party government to borrow $3.9 billion
Mods and rockers (1,110 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Mods and rockers were two conflicting British youth subcultures of the early/mid 1960s to early 1970s. Media coverage of mods and rockers fighting in 1964
Anglo-Burmese Wars (558 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
There have been three Burmese Wars or Anglo-Burmese Wars: First Anglo-Burmese War (1824 to 1826) Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852 to 1853) Third Anglo-Burmese
Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (16,299 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) was a statement adopted by the Cabinet of Rhodesia on 11 November 1965, announcing that Rhodesia, a British
Air Navigation and Transport Act (3,387 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Air Navigation and Transport Act is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament in 1920 which gave the British Empire the authority to control
Coalbrookdale (2,200 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coalbrookdale is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, containing a settlement of great significance in the history of iron ore smelting
Hunger Strike Medal (1,266 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Hunger Strike Medal was a silver medal awarded by the leadership of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) to suffragette prisoners who had
British Conquest of Egypt (1882) (2,399 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The British Conquest of Egypt (1882) also known as Anglo–Egyptian War (Arabic: الاحتلال البريطاني لمصر‎ al-iḥtilāl al-Brīṭānī li-Miṣr) occurred in 1882
Mohmand campaign of 1897–98 (985 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The First Mohmand campaign was a British military campaign against the Mohmands from 1897 to 1898. The Mohmands are a Pashtun tribe who inhabit the hilly
Historiography of the Suffragettes (2,721 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Historiography of the Suffragette Campaign deals with the various ways Suffragettes are depicted, analysed and debated within historical accounts of
Third Anglo-Afghan War (6,449 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Third Anglo-Afghan War (Persian: جنگ سوم افغان-انگلیس‎), also known as the Third Afghan War, the British-Afghan war of 1919 and in Afghanistan as the
Women's suffrage in the United Kingdom (5,191 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Women's suffrage in the United Kingdom was a movement to fight for women's right to vote. It finally succeeded through two laws in 1918 and 1928. It became
Raid on Alexandria (1941) (1,240 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Raid on Alexandria was carried out on 19 December 1941 by Italian Navy divers of the Decima Flottiglia MAS, who attacked and disabled two Royal Navy
Primrose League (1,711 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Primrose League was an organisation for spreading Conservative principles in Great Britain. It was founded in 1883. At a late point in its existence
Third Anglo-Afghan War (6,449 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Third Anglo-Afghan War (Persian: جنگ سوم افغان-انگلیس‎), also known as the Third Afghan War, the British-Afghan war of 1919 and in Afghanistan as the
Raid on Alexandria (1941) (1,240 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Raid on Alexandria was carried out on 19 December 1941 by Italian Navy divers of the Decima Flottiglia MAS, who attacked and disabled two Royal Navy
British campaign in the Baltic (1918–19) (1,954 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The British campaign in the Baltic 1918–19 was a part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. The codename of the Royal Navy campaign was
English Wars (Scandinavia) (2,932 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The English Wars (Danish: Englandskrigene, Swedish: Englandskrigen) were a series of conflicts between England and Sweden with Denmark-Norway as part of
Operation Trent (2,135 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Operation Trent was an operation by Special Air Service (SAS) elements of the British Army, the largest known post-WWII operation in SAS history. The operation
Primrose League (1,711 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Primrose League was an organisation for spreading Conservative principles in Great Britain. It was founded in 1883. At a late point in its existence
Second Matabele War (4,482 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Second Matabele War, also known as the Matabeleland Rebellion or part of what is now known in Zimbabwe as the First Chimurenga, was fought between
People's Budget (1,395 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1909/1910 People's Budget was a proposal of the Liberal government that introduced unprecedented taxes on the lands and incomes of Britain's wealthy
Chanak Crisis (1,653 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Chanak Crisis (Turkish: Çanakkale Krizi), also called the Chanak Affair and the Chanak Incident, was a war scare in September 1922 between the United
British Conquest of Egypt (1882) (2,399 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The British Conquest of Egypt (1882) also known as Anglo–Egyptian War (Arabic: الاحتلال البريطاني لمصر‎ al-iḥtilāl al-Brīṭānī li-Miṣr) occurred in 1882
Colchester Garrison (2,555 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Colchester Garrison is a major garrison located in Colchester in the county of Essex, Eastern England. It has been an important military base since the
Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development (912 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development (DMWD), also known as the Directorate of Miscellaneous Weapon Development and colloquially known as
Royal Society (6,838 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Royal Society, formally The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, is a learned society and the United Kingdom's national academy
Russo-Turkish War (1828–29) (2,159 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829 was sparked by the Greek War of Independence of 1821-1829. War broke out after the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II closed the
National Government (1931) (953 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The National Government of August–October 1931, also known as the First National Government was the first of a series of national governments formed during
Operation Granby (1,249 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Operation GRANBY, commonly abbreviated Op GRANBY, was the code name given to the British military operations during the 1991 Gulf War. 53,462 members of
Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (346 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 52°06′00″N 2°18′58″W / 52.100°N 2.316°W / 52.100; -2.316 The Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (RSRE) was a scientific research establishment
Margaret (2009 film) (380 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Margaret is a 2009 television film produced by Great Meadow Productions for the BBC. It was first broadcast on 26 February 2009 on BBC Two. It was made
RAF Fylingdales (1,674 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
RAF Fylingdales is a Royal Air Force station on Snod Hill in the North York Moors, England. Its motto is "Vigilamus" (translates to "We are watching")
Great Smog of London (2,320 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Great Smog is known to be the worst air-pollution event in the history of the United Kingdom, and the most significant in terms of its effect on environmental
Two penny blue (423 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Two Penny Blue or The Two Pence Blue was the world's second official postage stamp, produced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and
Anglo-Ashanti wars (3,494 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo-Ashanti Wars were a series of five 19th-century conflicts that took place between 1824 and 1900, between the Ashanti Empire—in the Akan interior
First Anglo-Burmese War (3,586 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The First Anglo-Burmese War, also known as the First Burma War, (Burmese: ပထမ အင်္ဂလိပ် မြန်မာ စစ်; [pətʰəma̰ ɪ́ɴɡəleiʔ mjəmà sɪʔ]; 5 March 1824 – 24 February
Classical music of the United Kingdom (3,576 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Classical music of the United Kingdom is taken in this article to mean classical music in the sense elsewhere defined, of formally composed and written
Lancaster House Treaties (1,039 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Lancaster House Treaties of 2010 are two treaties between the United Kingdom and France for defence and security cooperation. They were signed at 10
Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom (1,368 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom is an honorary office generally held by a senior Royal Navy admiral. He is the official deputy to the Lord High
Architecture of the United Kingdom (3,918 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The architecture of the United Kingdom, or British architecture, consists of an eclectic combination of architectural styles, ranging from those that predate
Churchill White Paper (3,427 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Churchill White Paper of 3 June 1922 (...sometimes referred to as "British Policy in Palestine". The official name of the document was Palestine Correspondence
Panic of 1866 (819 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Panic of 1866 was an international financial downturn that accompanied the failure of Overend, Gurney and Company in London, and the corso forzoso
Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (16,299 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) was a statement adopted by the Cabinet of Rhodesia on 11 November 1965, announcing that Rhodesia, a British
Strategic Defence Review (1,158 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Strategic Defence Review (SDR) was a British policy document produced in July 1998 by the Labour Government that had gained power a year previously
Honi soit qui mal y pense (2,292 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Honi soit qui mal y pense (UK: [ɒnɪ ˌswɑː kiː mal iː ˈpɒ̃s] or US: [ˌoʊni ˌswɑ ki ˌmɑl i ˈpɑ̃s]) is a French maxim used as the motto of the British chivalric
Maastricht Rebels (1,402 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Maastricht Rebels were British members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to the then governing Conservative Party who refused to support the government
Naval Ordnance Stores Department (718 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Naval Ordnance Stores Department, was a former department of the Admiralty responsible for the management of naval ordnance storage facilities and
Blatcherism (402 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Blatcherism is a term formed as a portmanteau of the names of two British politicians, Tony Blair (Labour Party) and Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party)
Irwell Valley (881 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Irwell Valley in North West England extends from the Forest of Rossendale through the cities of Salford and Manchester. The River Irwell runs through
Delivering Security in a Changing World (1,088 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 2003 Defence White Paper, titled Delivering Security in a Changing World, set out the future structure of the British military, and was preceded by
Commission of array (791 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A commission of array was a commission given by English sovereigns to officers or gentry in a given territory to muster and array the inhabitants and to
Military of Bermuda (1,942 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The defence of Bermuda remains the responsibility of the United Kingdom Government, rather than of the local Bermudian Government. Despite this, the Bermuda
Future of the British Army (Army 2020 Refine) (3,313 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Army 2020 Refine, formerly known as Future Army Structure (Next Steps) or FAS (Next Steps), is the name given to an ongoing restructuring of the British
Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster (1,285 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster was a military parade held at Windsor Castle and Home Park in Windsor, Berkshire, England, organised
Alexandria expedition of 1807 (1,932 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Alexandria expedition of 1807 or Fraser expedition (Arabic: حملة فريزر‎) was an operation by the Royal Navy and the British Army during the Anglo-Turkish
Signal Division (Royal Navy) (1,003 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Signal Division was a Directorate of the Admiralty Naval Staff responsible for policy, control and management of all naval communications from 1914
Avonmouth Docks (2,221 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Avonmouth Docks are part of the Port of Bristol, in England. They are situated on the northern side of the mouth of the River Avon, opposite the Royal
Kandyan Wars (2,704 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Kandyan Wars (or the Kandian Wars) refers generally to the period of warfare between the British colonial forces and the Kingdom of Kandy, on the island
King's German Legion (1,579 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The King's German Legion (KGL; German: Königlich Deutsche Legion) was a British Army unit of mostly expatriate German personnel during the period 1803–16
Crisis of 1772 (1,482 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The crisis of 1772, also known as the credit crisis of 1772 or the panic of 1772, was a peacetime financial crisis which originated in London and then
Haldane Reforms (2,689 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Haldane Reforms were a series of far-ranging reforms of the British Army made from 1906 to 1912, and named after the Secretary of State for War, Richard
1910 London to Manchester air race (3,400 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1910 London to Manchester air race took place between two aviators, each of whom attempted to win a heavier-than-air powered flight challenge between
Transatlantic flight of Alcock and Brown (3,089 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy
Mahdist War (4,284 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Mahdist War (Arabic: الثورة المهدية‎ ath-Thawra al-Mahdī; 1881–99) was a war of the late 19th century between the Mahdist Sudanese of the religious
British Military Administration (Malaya) (3,427 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The British Military Administration (BMA) was the interim administrator of British Malaya from August 1945, the end of World War II, to the establishment
Quebec Agreement (7,808 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Quebec Agreement was a secret agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States outlining the terms for the coordinated development of the
Admiralty Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory (230 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Admiralty Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory was a research department of the British Royal Navy responsible for dealing with metallurgical and chemical
Invasion of Java (1811) (2,636 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The invasion of Java in 1811 was a successful British amphibious operation against the Dutch East Indian island of Java that took place between August
Clerk of the Ordnance (305 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Clerk of the Ordnance was a subordinate of the Master-General of the Ordnance and a member of the Board of Ordnance from its constitution in 1597.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016 film) (379 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 2016 British television film based on the William Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream. It was adapted by Russell
Third Anglo-Burmese War (2,590 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Third Anglo-Burmese War, also known as the Third Burma War, was a conflict that took place during 7–29 November 1885, with sporadic resistance and
British naval forces in the Falklands War (2,795 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This is a list of the naval forces from the United Kingdom that took part in the Falklands War. For a list of naval forces from Argentina, see Argentine
National Government (1931–1935) (747 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The National Government of 1931–1935 was formed by Ramsay MacDonald following his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King George
Anglo-Zanzibar War (4,348 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo-Zanzibar War was a military conflict fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on 27 August 1896. The conflict lasted between
British occupation of the Faroe Islands (1,753 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II, also known as Operation Valentine, was implemented immediately following the German invasion
Anglo-Persian War (2,854 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo–Persian War (Persian: جنگ ایران و انگلستان) lasted between November 1, 1856 and April 4, 1857, and was fought between Great Britain and Iran
Siege of Alexandria (840 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Siege of Alexandria was fought between 17 August and 2 September 1801, during the French Revolutionary Wars, between French and British forces and
National Government (1935–1937) (247 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The National Government of 1935–1937 was formed by Stanley Baldwin on his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King George V, following
Timeline of LGBT history in the United Kingdom (12,769 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This is a timeline of notable events in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United Kingdom. 43  – Roman conquest
Gaiety Girls (904 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Gaiety Girls were the chorus girls in Edwardian musical comedies, beginning in the 1890s at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in the shows produced by George
Iraqi revolt against the British (4,024 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Iraqi revolt against the British, also known as the 1920 Iraqi Revolt or Great Iraqi Revolution, started in Baghdad in the summer of 1920 with mass
Capital punishment in the United Kingdom (8,341 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Capital punishment in the United Kingdom was used from ancient times until the second half of the 20th century. The last executions in the United Kingdom
GEC-Marconi scientist deaths conspiracy theory (180 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The GEC-Marconi scientist deaths conspiracy theory states that between 1982 and 1990 twenty-five British-based GEC-Marconi scientists and engineers who
War-time electoral pact (128 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The war-time electoral pact was an electoral pact established by the member parties of the UK coalition governments in the First World War, and re-established
Falklands War (16,138 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) was a 10-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent
Anti-Corn Law League (2,140 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anti-Corn Law League was a successful political movement in Great Britain aimed at the abolition of the unpopular Corn Laws, which protected landowners’
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (287 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) was a United Kingdom government department. The department was created on 28 June
1957 Defence White Paper (1,947 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1957 White Paper on Defence (Cmnd. 124) was a British white paper setting forth the perceived future of the British military. It had profound effects
British war crimes (8,453 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British war crimes are acts by the armed forces of the United Kingdom which have violated the laws and customs of war since the Hague Conventions of 1899
History of British animation (3,740 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of animation in the United Kingdom began at the very origins of the artform in the late 19th century. British animation has been strengthened
Daily Mail aviation prizes (286 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Between 1906 and 1930, the Daily Mail newspaper, initially on the initiative of its proprietor, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, awarded numerous
Mohmand campaign of 1935 (592 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Second Mohmand campaign of 1935 was a British military campaign against the Mohmand tribes in the Northwest Frontier area of British India, now Pakistan
British invasions of the River Plate (3,854 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British invasions of the River Plate were a series of unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of areas in the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of
1966 Defence White Paper (854 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1966 Defence White Paper (Command Papers 2592 and 2901) was a major review of the United Kingdom's defence policy initiated by the Labour government
Tube Alloys (9,407 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tube Alloys was the code name of the research and development programme authorised by the United Kingdom, with participation from Canada, to develop nuclear
Gwalior Campaign (481 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Gwalior Campaign was fought between British and Maratha forces in Gwalior in India, December 1843. The Maratha Empire controlled much of central and
Panic of 1825 (3,471 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Panic of 1825 was a stock market crash that started in the Bank of England, arising in part out of speculative investments in Latin America, including
Torpedo Alley (1,991 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Torpedo Alley, or Torpedo Junction, off North Carolina, is one of the graveyards of the Atlantic Ocean, named for the high number of attacks on Allied
British Battalion (1,849 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British Battalion (1936–1938) was the 16th battalion of the XV International Brigade, one of the mixed brigades of the International Brigades, during
Admiralty War Staff (1,303 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Admiralty War Staff was the former senior naval staff operational planning organisation within the British Admiralty that existed from 1912–17. It
War-time electoral pact (128 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The war-time electoral pact was an electoral pact established by the member parties of the UK coalition governments in the First World War, and re-established
Falklands War (16,138 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) was a 10-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent
British Military Administration (Libya) (601 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The British Military Administration of Libya was the control of the regions of Cyrenaica and Tripolitania of the former Italian Libya by the British from
British Military Administration (Malaya) (3,427 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The British Military Administration (BMA) was the interim administrator of British Malaya from August 1945, the end of World War II, to the establishment
Wartime Broadcasting Service (2,088 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Wartime Broadcasting Service is a service of the BBC that is intended to broadcast in the United Kingdom either after a nuclear attack or if conventional
Unionist Club (352 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Unionist Club was a short-lived London gentlemen's club, now dissolved, which was established in 1886, and had wound up by 1892. For the last four
1910 London to Manchester air race (3,400 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1910 London to Manchester air race took place between two aviators, each of whom attempted to win a heavier-than-air powered flight challenge between
Anti-Corn Law League (2,140 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anti-Corn Law League was a successful political movement in Great Britain aimed at the abolition of the unpopular Corn Laws, which protected landowners’
Delivering Security in a Changing World (1,088 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 2003 Defence White Paper, titled Delivering Security in a Changing World, set out the future structure of the British military, and was preceded by
Battle of the Beams (4,165 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Battle of the Beams was a period early in the Second World War when bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) used a number of increasingly accurate
British invasions of the River Plate (3,854 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British invasions of the River Plate were a series of unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of areas in the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of
Tizard Mission (1,913 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Tizard Mission, officially the British Technical and Scientific Mission, was a British delegation that visited the United States during the Second
Torpedo Alley (1,991 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Torpedo Alley, or Torpedo Junction, off North Carolina, is one of the graveyards of the Atlantic Ocean, named for the high number of attacks on Allied
Neoconservatism (13,263 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon when labelling its adherents) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal
Blatcherism (402 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Blatcherism is a term formed as a portmanteau of the names of two British politicians, Tony Blair (Labour Party) and Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party)
Raid on Limbang (733 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Raid on Limbang (Malay: Serangan/Serbuan di Limbang) was a military engagement between British Royal Marine commandos and insurgents of the North Kalimantan
History of marriage in Great Britain and Ireland (2,048 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Marriages held in Great Britain and Ireland from the 12th century onward have been influenced by religious and traditional practices. These practices included
History of the socialist movement in the United Kingdom (7,209 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Socialism in the United Kingdom is thought to stretch back to the 19th century from roots arising in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Notions of
Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833) (2,797 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
In December 1832, two naval vessels were sent by the United Kingdom to re-assert British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas)
Penny Post (1,133 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Penny Post is any one of several postal systems in which normal letters could be sent for one penny. Five such schemes existed in the United Kingdom
East of Suez (1,368 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
East of Suez is used in British military and political discussions in reference to interests beyond the European theatre, and east of the Suez Canal—most
Naval Ordnance Department (1,456 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Naval Ordnance Department, also known as the Department of the Director of Naval Ordnance, was a former department of the Admiralty responsible for
Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant (3,790 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°04′32″W / 51.50556°N 0.07556°W / 51.50556; -0.07556 The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant was a parade on 3 June 2012 of 670
Constitutional status of Cornwall (7,912 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cornwall is an administrative county of England. The constitutional basis for the administration of Cornwall as part of England is disputed as Duchy Charters
Timeline of LGBT history in the United Kingdom (12,769 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This is a timeline of notable events in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United Kingdom. 43  – Roman conquest
1966 Defence White Paper (854 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1966 Defence White Paper (Command Papers 2592 and 2901) was a major review of the United Kingdom's defence policy initiated by the Labour government
Thomas Sopwith (1,257 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith, CBE, Hon FRAeS (18 January 1888 – 27 January 1989) was an English aviation pioneer, business executive and yachtsman
Miles M.26 (714 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Miles M.26 was the designation used to cover the family of X-series design proposals, for long-range transport aircraft. The common factors of most X design
MAUD Committee (6,385 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The MAUD Committee was a British scientific working group formed during the Second World War. It was established to perform the research required to determine
England–Wales border (4,533 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The England–Wales border, sometimes referred to as the Wales–England border or the Anglo-Welsh border, is the border between England and Wales, two constituent
Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 (1,690 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 was announced by the newly formed Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of the United Kingdom
Battle of Montevideo (1807) (1,099 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Battle of Montevideo was a battle between the British and Spanish Empires during the Napoleonic Wars, in which British forces captured the city of
New Zealand Wars (7,394 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The New Zealand Wars were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand from 1845 to 1872 between the Colonial government and allied Māori
South African Wars (1879–1915) (14,877 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Ethnic, political and social tensions among European colonial powers, indigenous Africans, and English and Dutch settlers led to open conflict in a series
Big Brother (British TV series) (8,229 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Big Brother was the British version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother created by producer John de Mol in 1997. Originally broadcast
Le Paradis massacre (3,283 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 50°35′41.22″N 2°38′51.27″E / 50.5947833°N 2.6475750°E / 50.5947833; 2.6475750 The Le Paradis massacre was a war crime committed by members
Later life of Winston Churchill (4,893 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
After the end of World War II, Winston Churchill's Conservative Party lost the 1945 election, forcing him to step down as Prime Minister of the United
Siege of Arrah (4,376 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Siege of Arrah (27 July – 3 August 1857) took place during the Indian Mutiny (also known as the Indian Rebellion of 1857). It was the eight-day defence
National Enterprise Board (537 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The National Enterprise Board (NEB) was a United Kingdom government body. The National Enterprise Board was set up in the United Kingdom in 1975 to implement
Anthony Roll (4,132 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anthony Roll is a record of ships of the English Tudor navy of the 1540s, named after its creator, Anthony Anthony. It originally consisted of three
List of American and British defectors in the Korean War (2,786 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This list names the twenty-two United Nations soldiers and POWs (one British and 21 Americans) who declined repatriation to the United Kingdom and United
Dehousing (2,054 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
On 30 March 1942 Professor Frederick Lindemann, Baron Cherwell, the British government's chief scientific adviser, sent to the British prime minister Winston
History of British newspapers (5,529 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of British newspapers dates to the 17th century with the emergence of regular publications covering news and gossip. The relaxation of government
Operations Division (Royal Navy) (1,606 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Operations Division was a former Directorate of the Admiralty Naval Staff responsible for the creation and implementation of long-term policy in regards
Big Brother (British TV series) (8,229 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Big Brother was the British version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother created by producer John de Mol in 1997. Originally broadcast
National Enterprise Board (537 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The National Enterprise Board (NEB) was a United Kingdom government body. The National Enterprise Board was set up in the United Kingdom in 1975 to implement
South African Wars (1879–1915) (14,877 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Ethnic, political and social tensions among European colonial powers, indigenous Africans, and English and Dutch settlers led to open conflict in a series
Aroostook War (3,682 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Aroostook War (sometimes called the Pork and Beans War) was a military and civilian-involved confrontation in 1838–1839 between the United States and
Anthony Roll (4,132 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anthony Roll is a record of ships of the English Tudor navy of the 1540s, named after its creator, Anthony Anthony. It originally consisted of three
Stanhope Memorandum (165 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Stanhope Memorandum was a document written by Edward Stanhope, the Secretary of State for War of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on
Naval Defence Act 1889 (862 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Naval Defence Act 1889 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It received the Royal Assent on 31 May 1889 and formally adopted "two-power
Gavelkind (896 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Gavelkind (/ˈɡævəlkaɪnd/) was a system of land tenure associated chiefly with the county of Kent, but also found in Ireland and Wales and some other parts
History of the Green Party of England and Wales (1,031 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Green Party of England and Wales has its roots in the PEOPLE Party started in Coventry in 1972/3 by four professional friends (Michael Benfield, Freda
New Labour, New Life for Britain (465 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
New Labour, New Life For Britain was a political manifesto published in 1996 by the British Labour Party. The party had recently rebranded itself as New
History of nursing in the United Kingdom (4,671 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of nursing in the United Kingdom relates to the development of the profession since the 1850s. The history of nursing itself dates back to
Constitutional status of Cornwall (7,912 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cornwall is an administrative county of England. The constitutional basis for the administration of Cornwall as part of England is disputed as Duchy Charters
Telecommunications Research Establishment (4,062 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 52°06′00″N 2°18′58″W / 52.100°N 2.316°W / 52.100; -2.316 The Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) was the main United Kingdom
Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata (5,259 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata was a five-year-long naval blockade imposed by France and Britain on the Argentine Confederation ruled
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (972 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (ACA) was a UK agency founded on 30 April 1909, to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research
Mass-Observation (1,709 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Mass-Observation was a United Kingdom social research organisation founded in 1937. Their work ended in the mid-1960s but was revived in 1981. The Archive
Momma Don't Allow (94 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Momma Don't Allow is a short British documentary film of 1956 about a show of the Chris Barber band with Ottilie Patterson in a north London trad jazz
British Expedition to Abyssinia (5,167 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British Expedition to Abyssinia was a rescue mission and punitive expedition carried out in 1868 by the armed forces of the British Empire against
Uniform Penny Post (990 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Uniform Penny Post was a component of the comprehensive reform of the Royal Mail, the UK's official postal service, that took place in the 19th century
History of law enforcement in the United Kingdom (2,605 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of law enforcement in the United Kingdom charts the development of law enforcement in the United Kingdom. The Statute of Winchester 1285 was
The Great Game (9,751 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"The Great Game" was a political and diplomatic confrontation that existed for most of the 19th century between the British Empire and the Russian Empire
British contribution to the Manhattan Project (8,796 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Britain contributed to the Manhattan Project by helping initiate the effort to build the first atomic bombs in the United States during World War II, and
Siege of Cairo (1,828 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Siege of Cairo also known as the Cairo Campaign was a siege that took place during the French Revolutionary Wars, between French and British with Ottoman
RAF Fauld explosion (1,137 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11 am on Monday, 27 November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot
Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant (3,790 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°04′32″W / 51.50556°N 0.07556°W / 51.50556; -0.07556 The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant was a parade on 3 June 2012 of 670
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (1,022 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World is a 7-part British docudrama television miniseries that originally aired from 4 September 2003 (2003-09-04) to
Great Recoinage of 1816 (824 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Great Recoinage of 1816 was an attempt by the British Government to re-stabilise the currency of Great Britain following economic difficulties precipitated
Bombardment of Alexandria (1,969 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt by the British Mediterranean Fleet took place on 11–13 July 1882. Admiral Beauchamp Seymour was in command of a
Tizard Mission (1,913 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Tizard Mission, officially the British Technical and Scientific Mission, was a British delegation that visited the United States during the Second
Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833) (2,797 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
In December 1832, two naval vessels were sent by the United Kingdom to re-assert British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas)
Allied Intelligence Bureau (465 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) was a joint United States, Australian, Dutch and British intelligence and special operations agency during World War
Multinational Force in Lebanon (5,474 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF) was an international peacekeeping force created in August 1982 following an 1981 U.S.-brokered ceasefire between
The Long Walk to Finchley (1,575 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, subtitled in the initial credits How Maggie Might Have Done It, is a 2008 BBC Four television drama based
Invergordon Mutiny (2,078 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Invergordon Mutiny was an industrial action by around 1,000 sailors in the British Atlantic Fleet that took place on 15–16 September 1931. For two
Unionist Club (352 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Unionist Club was a short-lived London gentlemen's club, now dissolved, which was established in 1886, and had wound up by 1892. For the last four
Indian Rebellion of 1857 (21,072 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company
British ground forces in the Falklands War (1,185 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This is a list of British ground forces in the Falklands War. For a list of ground forces from Argentina, see Argentine ground forces in the Falklands
Military history of the North-West Frontier (6,843 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The North-West Frontier (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) region of the British Indian Empire was a difficult area to conquer in South Asia, strategically
Royal Radar Establishment (3,485 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Royal Radar Establishment was a research center in Malvern, Worcestershire in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1953 as the Radar Research Establishment
Raid on Limbang (733 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Raid on Limbang (Malay: Serangan/Serbuan di Limbang) was a military engagement between British Royal Marine commandos and insurgents of the North Kalimantan
Four-minute warning (2,235 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The four-minute warning was a public alert system conceived by the British Government during the Cold War and operated between 1953 and 1992. The name
Temperance movement in the United Kingdom (1,263 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Temperance movement in the United Kingdom originated as a mass movement in the 19th century. Before this, though there were diatribes published against
Later life of Winston Churchill (4,893 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
After the end of World War II, Winston Churchill's Conservative Party lost the 1945 election, forcing him to step down as Prime Minister of the United
Orwell's list (2,086 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
In 1949, shortly before he died, the English author George Orwell prepared a list of notable writers and other persons he considered to be unsuitable as
Ministry of Defence Main Building (United Kingdom) (3,312 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Ministry of Defence Main Building or MOD Main Building, also known as MOD Whitehall or originally as the Whitehall Gardens Building, is a grade I listed
Protect and Survive (2,883 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Protect and Survive was a public information series on civil defence produced by the British government during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is intended
Court of piepowders (768 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A court of piepowders was a special tribunal in England organized by a borough on the occasion of a fair or market. These courts had unlimited jurisdiction
United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (2,045 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO) was a British civilian organisation operating to provide UK military and civilian authorities
Argentine naval forces in the Falklands War (2,197 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article describes the composition and actions of the Argentine naval forces in the Falklands War. For a list of naval forces from the United Kingdom
Great Recoinage of 1696 (489 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Great Recoinage of 1696 was an attempt by the English Government under King William III to replace the hammered silver that made up most of the coinage
Childers Reforms (1,500 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Childers Reforms of 1881 reorganised the infantry regiments of the British Army. The reforms were done by Secretary of State for War Hugh Childers
Windmill Theatre (2,719 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Windmill Theatre — now The Windmill International — in Great Windmill Street, London was for many years both a variety and revue theatre. The Windmill
Hales rifle grenade (883 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Hales rifle grenade is the name for several rifle grenades used by British forces during World War I. All of these are based on the No. 3 design. To
Demographic history of Scotland (4,851 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The demographic history of Scotland includes all aspects of population history in what is now Scotland. Scotland may have been first occupied in the last
Cholmondeley Castle (2,700 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cholmondeley Castle (/ˈtʃʌmlɪ/ CHUM-lee) is a country house in the civil parish of Cholmondeley, Cheshire, England. Together with its adjacent formal gardens
Somaliland campaign (1920) (1,291 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The fifth expedition of the Somaliland campaign in 1920 was the final British expedition against the Dervish forces of Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (often
U.S.–British Staff Conference (ABC–1) (483 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The U.S.–British Staff Conference was a series of secret discussions between United States and British military staff members on American, British, and
Plan R 4 (1,121 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Plan R 4 was the World War II British plan for an invasion of the neutral states of Norway and Sweden in April 1940, in the event of Germany violating
Anglo-Nepalese War (8,995 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo-Nepali War (1 November 1814 – 4 March 1816), also known as the Gurkha War, was fought between the Kingdom of Gorkha (present-day Federal Democratic
National Economic Development Council (361 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The National Economic Development Council (NEDC) was an economic planning forum set up in 1962 in the United Kingdom to bring together management, trades
MacRobertson Air Race (813 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
RAF Mildenhall Baghdad Allahabad Singapore Darwin Charleville Melbourne The MacRobertson Trophy Air Race (also known as the London to Melbourne Air Race)
Operation Hurricane (6,914 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Operation Hurricane was the first test of a British atomic device. A plutonium implosion device was detonated on 3 October 1952 in the lagoon in the Monte
1912 British Military Aeroplane Competition (1,154 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
In 1911 the British War Office announced their first Military Aeroplane Competition for aircraft to meet the requirements of the newly formed Royal Flying
Operation Claret (2,652 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Claret was the code name given to operations conducted from about July 1964 until July 1966 from East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah) across the border in
Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance (290 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance was a subordinate of the Master-General of the Ordnance and a member of the Board of Ordnance from its constitution
1999 Scottish Parliament election (563 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
became the first ever elected Green parliamentarian in the history of the United Kingdom. Dennis Canavan, who had failed to become an approved Labour
Frisch–Peierls memorandum (3,840 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Frisch–Peierls memorandum was the first technical exposition of a practical nuclear weapon. It was written by expatriate German physicists Otto Frisch
Battle of Mahé (2,960 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Battle of Mahé was a minor naval engagement of the last year of the French Revolutionary Wars, fought on 19 August 1801 in the harbour of Mahé in the
United Kingdom Alliance (695 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The United Kingdom Alliance was a temperance movement in the United Kingdom founded in 1853 in Manchester to work for the prohibition of the trade in alcohol
British nuclear tests at Maralinga (5,318 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British nuclear tests at Maralinga occurred between 1956 and 1963 at the Maralinga site, part of the Woomera Prohibited Area in South Australia about 800
Civil Defence Corps (1,154 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Civil Defence Corps (CDC) was a civilian volunteer organisation established in Great Britain in 1949 to mobilise and take local control of the affected
Sea Fencibles (2,549 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Sea Fencibles were naval fencible (a shortening of defencible) units established to provide a close-in line of defence and obstruct the operation of
Samoan crisis (842 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Samoan Crisis was a standoff between the United States, Germany, and Great Britain from 1887–1889 over control of the Samoan Islands during the Samoan
Lower Swansea valley (1,146 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Lower Swansea valley (Welsh: Cwm Tawe Isaf) is the lower half of the valley of the River Tawe in south Wales. It runs from approximately the level
Genius of Britain (96 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World is a five-part television documentary presented by leading British scientific figures, which charts
Board of Ordnance (6,186 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Board of Ordnance was a British government body. Established in the Tudor period, it had its headquarters in the Tower of London. Its primary responsibilities
Geddes Axe (906 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Geddes Axe was the drive for public economy and retrenchment in UK government expenditure recommended in the 1920s by a Committee on National Expenditure
1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine (13,882 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine, later came to be known as "The Great Revolt", was a nationalist uprising by Palestinian Arabs in Mandatory Palestine
Ecclesiastical History Society (323 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) is a learned historical society founded in 1961 to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas
Maynooth Grant (884 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Maynooth Grant was a cash grant from the British government to a Catholic seminary in Ireland. In 1845, the Conservative Prime Minister, Sir Robert
Bubble Act (608 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Bubble Act 1720 (also Royal Exchange and London Assurance Corporation Act 1719) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed on 11 June 1720 that
Upper ten thousand (379 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Upper Ten Thousand, or simply, The Upper Ten, is a 19th-century phrase referring to wealthiest 10,000 residents of New York City. The phrase was coined
The bomber will always get through (1,784 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"The bomber will always get through" was a phrase used by Stanley Baldwin in 1932 (although the theory was originally developed by Italian General Giulio
Liberal welfare reforms (6,240 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Liberal welfare reforms (1906–1914) were a series of acts of social legislation passed by the Liberal Party after the 1906 general election. They represent
Vice-county (1,075 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A vice-county (vice county or biological vice-county) is a geographical division of the British Isles used for the purposes of biological recording and
Argentine air forces in the Falklands War (4,161 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article describes the composition and actions of the Argentine air forces in the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), which comprised
King George's Fields (2,744 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A King George's Field is a public open space in the United Kingdom dedicated to the memory of King George V (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936). In 1936, after
Board of Ordnance (6,186 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Board of Ordnance was a British government body. Established in the Tudor period, it had its headquarters in the Tower of London. Its primary responsibilities
Text publication society (3,792 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A text publication society is a learned society which publishes (either as its sole function, or as a principal function) scholarly editions of old works
Operation Barras (6,450 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Operation Barras was a British Army operation that took place in Sierra Leone on 10 September 2000, during the late stages of that nation's civil war.
Maynooth Grant (884 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Maynooth Grant was a cash grant from the British government to a Catholic seminary in Ireland. In 1845, the Conservative Prime Minister, Sir Robert
The Souls (594 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Souls were a small, loosely-knit but distinctive social group in the United Kingdom, from 1885 to the turn of the century. If their children are included
A History of Britain (TV series) (953 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
A History of Britain is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 30 September 2000
Metric Martyrs (1,544 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Metric Martyrs were a British advocacy group who campaigned for the freedom to choose what units of measurement are used by traders. The group believed
The bomber will always get through (1,784 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"The bomber will always get through" was a phrase used by Stanley Baldwin in 1932 (although the theory was originally developed by Italian General Giulio
Feminism in the United Kingdom (14,503 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
As in other countries, feminism in the United Kingdom seeks to establish political, social, and economic equality for women. The history of feminism in
London Pneumatic Despatch Company (1,028 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The London Pneumatic Despatch Company (also known as the London Pneumatic Dispatch Company) was formed on 30 June 1859, to design, build and operate an
Geddes Axe (906 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Geddes Axe was the drive for public economy and retrenchment in UK government expenditure recommended in the 1920s by a Committee on National Expenditure
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (1,849 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the international membership body and learned society for marine professionals
North–South divide in the United Kingdom (1,095 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
In Great Britain, the term North–South divide refers to the economic and cultural differences between Southern England and the rest of Great Britain (Northern
Ecclesiastical History Society (323 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) is a learned historical society founded in 1961 to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas
Bubble Act (608 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Bubble Act 1720 (also Royal Exchange and London Assurance Corporation Act 1719) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed on 11 June 1720 that
Night Mail (5,205 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Night Mail is a 1936 English documentary film directed and produced by Harry Watt and Basil Wright, and produced by the General Post Office (GPO) film
Die hard (phrase) (462 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The phrase die hard was first used during the Battle of Albuera (1811) in the Peninsular War. During the battle, Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis of the
Trafford Centre (4,394 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
planning process was one of the longest and most expensive in the history of the United Kingdom; concerns surrounded the effect the shopping centre might have
In Place of Strife (284 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
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British Legions (1,896 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British Legion or British Legions were foreign volunteer units that fought under Simón Bolívar against Spain for the independence of Colombia, Venezuela
Project E (5,363 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Project E was a joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom during the Cold War to provide nuclear weapons to the Royal Air Force (RAF)
Census Enumerators' Books (423 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
During the decennial England and Wales Censuses of 1841 to 1901, the individual schedules returned from each household were transcribed and collated by
Unreformed House of Commons (5,746 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"Unreformed House of Commons" is a name given to the House of Commons of Great Britain and (after 1800) the House of Commons of the United Kingdom before
Liberal welfare reforms (6,240 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Liberal welfare reforms (1906–1914) were a series of acts of social legislation passed by the Liberal Party after the 1906 general election. They represent
1912 British Military Aeroplane Competition (1,154 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
In 1911 the British War Office announced their first Military Aeroplane Competition for aircraft to meet the requirements of the newly formed Royal Flying
V bomber (10,377 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The "V bombers" were the Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s that comprised the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear strike force known
Lionel Crabb (3,518 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Lieutenant-Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip Crabb, OBE, GM (28 January 1909 – presumed dead 19 April 1956), known as Buster Crabb, was a Royal Navy frogman
Alleged British use of chemical weapons in Mesopotamia in 1920 (1,194 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
It has been alleged that the British used chemical weapons in Mesopotamia in 1920, during the Iraqi revolt (Ath Thawra al Iraqiyya al Kubra), in the period
Anglo-German Naval Agreement (7,641 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA) of 18 June 1935 was a naval agreement between the United Kingdom and Germany regulating the size of the Kriegsmarine
Rudd Concession (12,843 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Rudd Concession, a written concession for exclusive mining rights in Matabeleland, Mashonaland and other adjoining territories in what is today Zimbabwe
2019 Persian Gulf crisis (8,934 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 2019 Persian Gulf crisis is an escalation of military tensions between Iran and the United States following the deployment of military assets to the
United Kingdom Alliance (695 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The United Kingdom Alliance was a temperance movement in the United Kingdom founded in 1853 in Manchester to work for the prohibition of the trade in alcohol
Royal fish (552 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Under the law of the United Kingdom, whales and sturgeons are royal fish, and when taken become the personal property of the monarch of the United Kingdom
Committee for the Scientific Survey of Air Defence (271 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
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Lower Swansea valley (1,146 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Lower Swansea valley (Welsh: Cwm Tawe Isaf) is the lower half of the valley of the River Tawe in south Wales. It runs from approximately the level
People's Quantitative Easing (1,103 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
People's Quantitative Easing (PQE) is a policy proposed by Jeremy Corbyn during the 2015 Labour leadership election, which would require the Bank of England
Aerial steam carriage (1,477 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The aerial steam carriage, also named Ariel, was a flying machine patented in 1842 that was supposed to carry passengers into the air. It was, in practice
Paika Rebellion (1,477 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Paika Rebellion, also called the Paika Bidroha(ପାଇକ ବିଦ୍ରୋହ). It was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in
HANDEL (251 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
HANDEL was the code-name for the UK's national attack warning system in the Cold War. It consisted of a small console with two microphones, lights and
1958 US–UK Mutual Defence Agreement (6,300 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1958 US–UK Mutual Defense Agreement, or UK–US Mutual Defence Agreement, is a bilateral treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom on nuclear
Hilda Kean (515 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hilda Kean is a British historian, former Dean and Director of Public History at Ruskin College, Oxford, and an honorary research fellow there. She specializes
Chemical weapons and the United Kingdom (2,364 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Chemical weapons were widely used by the United Kingdom in World War I, and while the use of chemical weapons was suggested by Churchill and others postwar
Trident (UK nuclear programme) (11,628 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Trident, also known as the Trident nuclear programme or Trident nuclear deterrent, covers the development, procurement and operation of nuclear weapons
Polaris Sales Agreement (3,721 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Polaris Sales Agreement was a treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom which began the UK Polaris programme. The agreement was signed
Public Libraries Act 1850 (2,250 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Public Libraries Act 1850 (13 & 14 Vict c.65) was an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament which first gave local boroughs the power to establish free
V bomber (10,377 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The "V bombers" were the Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s that comprised the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear strike force known
History of British nationality law (8,004 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article concerns the history of British nationality law. British nationality law has its origins in medieval England. There has always been a distinction
King's shilling (1,365 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The King's shilling, sometimes called the Queen's shilling when the Sovereign is female, is a historical slang term referring to the earnest payment of
A History of Britain (TV series) (953 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
A History of Britain is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 30 September 2000
Rudd Concession (12,843 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Rudd Concession, a written concession for exclusive mining rights in Matabeleland, Mashonaland and other adjoining territories in what is today Zimbabwe
Metric Martyrs (1,544 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Metric Martyrs were a British advocacy group who campaigned for the freedom to choose what units of measurement are used by traders. The group believed
Monetary reform in Britain (520 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Monetary reform is the process of fundamentally changing policies regarding money. It can include changes to the money creation process, fractional-reserve
Pan Am Flight 103 (13,609 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
270 people killed, it is the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United Kingdom. Following a three-year joint investigation by Dumfries and
Regional seat of government (2,150 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Regional seats of government or RSGs were the best known aspect of Britain's civil defence preparations against nuclear war. In fact, however, naming conventions
2004 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel (493 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 2004 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel took place in the Shatt al-Arab (Arvand Rud in Persian) waterway on 21 June. Six Royal Marines and two
We Are the Lambeth Boys (288 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
We Are the Lambeth Boys is a 1959 British documentary film directed by Karel Reisz. Filmed in the summer of 1958, it was sponsored by the Ford motor company
Liverpool docks strikes (211 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Throughout the history of the Liverpool docks, known as Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, there have been numerous strike actions by dock workers, although
British Forces Overseas Hong Kong (4,288 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British Forces Overseas Hong Kong comprised the elements of the British Army, Royal Navy (including Royal Marines) and Royal Air Force. The Governor of
Political and Economic Planning (248 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Political and Economic Planning (PEP) was a British policy think tank, formed in 1931 in response to Max Nicholson's article A National Plan for Britain
Front Line First (398 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Front Line First: The Defence Cost Study was a UK programme of defence cuts announced on 14 July 1994 by then Defence Secretary Malcolm Rifkind. Front
Uniform Fourpenny Post (590 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Uniform Fourpenny Post was a short-lived uniform pre-paid letter rate in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland that lasted for only 36 days from
History of fire brigades in the United Kingdom (1,591 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of fire brigades in the United Kingdom charts the development of Fire services in the United Kingdom from the creation of the United Kingdom
Whitechapel Boys (264 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The name "Whitechapel Boys" identifies a loosely-knit group of Anglo-Jewish writers and artists of the early 20th century. It is named after Whitechapel
S-Plan (6,628 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The S-Plan or Sabotage Campaign or England Campaign was a campaign of bombing and sabotage against the civil, economic, and military infrastructure of
Mason Review (272 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 1975 Mason Review was a review of UK defence policy conducted by the Labour Government's Secretary of State for Defence, Roy Mason. The review was
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The National Service Act 1948 was an Act of Parliament which extended the British conscription of the Second World War long after the war-time need for
British submarine flotilla in the Baltic (1,027 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A British submarine flotilla operated in the Baltic Sea for three years during the First World War. The squadron of nine submarines was attached to the
Derby Scheme (489 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Derby Scheme was introduced during World War I in Britain in the autumn of 1915 by Herbert Kitchener's new Director General of Recruiting, Edward Stanley
I'm Backing Britain (5,027 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
I'm Backing Britain was a brief patriotic campaign, which flourished in early 1968 and was aimed at boosting the British economy. The campaign started
USS James Madison (SSBN-627) (527 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
USS James Madison (SSBN-627), the lead ship of her class of ballistic missile submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for
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The Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE) was a branch of the British Air Ministry, that researched and developed non-traditional airborne
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The Siege of Fort Julien was a military engagement that took place during the French Revolutionary Wars as part of the French campaign in Egypt and Syria
Alleged British use of chemical weapons in Mesopotamia in 1920 (1,194 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
It has been alleged that the British used chemical weapons in Mesopotamia in 1920, during the Iraqi revolt (Ath Thawra al Iraqiyya al Kubra), in the period
George William Beatty (630 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
George William Beatty (August 28, 1887 – February 20, 1955) was a pioneer aviator who set early altitude and distance records, including one record set
Aftermath of the Falklands War (5,124 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The aftermath of the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de Malvinas in Spanish) between the United Kingdom and Argentina saw an impact upon world geopolitics,
General Post Office, London (582 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The General Post Office in St. Martin's Le Grand (later known as GPO East) was the main post office for London between 1829 and 1910, the headquarters
Chemical weapons and the United Kingdom (2,364 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Chemical weapons were widely used by the United Kingdom in World War I, and while the use of chemical weapons was suggested by Churchill and others postwar
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The aerial steam carriage, also named Ariel, was a flying machine patented in 1842 that was supposed to carry passengers into the air. It was, in practice
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Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 (785 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 (33 & 34 Vict. c.90) is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that seeks to regulate mercenary activities
Committee for the Scientific Survey of Air Defence (271 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
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Sinking of Chian-der 3 (394 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 51°30′S 64°42′W / 51.50°S 64.70°W / -51.50; -64.70 (Sinking Chian-der 3) The sinking of Chian-der 3 was an incident that occurred on 28
British Military Administration (193 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British Military Administration (BMA) may refer to: The British Military Administration (Borneo) was the interim administration of British Borneo between
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The Pillbox affair, also known as the Pillbox incident, was a military and political episode which occurred in Britain between November 1939 and January
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British Military Administration (BMA) may refer to: The British Military Administration (Borneo) was the interim administration of British Borneo between
Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (1,516 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF) is a Anglo-French military force. It draws upon both the British Armed Forces and the French Armed Forces
Quintinshill rail disaster (7,063 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Quintinshill rail disaster was a multi-train rail crash which occurred on 22 May 1915 outside the Quintinshill signal box near Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire
Civilian Technical Corps (120 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Civilian Technical Corps was an American quasi-military uniformed organization raised in 1941 in the United States of America, to directly assist with
Battle of Escape Creek (168 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Battle of Escape Creek was a naval engagement fought between the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and the Qing Chinese naval force on 25–27 May 1857 during
Aftermath of the Falklands War (5,124 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The aftermath of the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de Malvinas in Spanish) between the United Kingdom and Argentina saw an impact upon world geopolitics,
Economic League (United Kingdom) (1,653 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Economic League was an organisation in the United Kingdom dedicated to opposing what they saw as subversion and action against free enterprise. As
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Pillbox affair (315 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Pillbox affair, also known as the Pillbox incident, was a military and political episode which occurred in Britain between November 1939 and January
2007 plot to behead a British Muslim soldier (1,031 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 2007 plot to behead a British Muslim soldier was a plot in Birmingham, England, to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier in order to undermine
Battle of Khushab (223 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Battle of Khushab (Battle of Khoosh-Ab) took place on 7 February 1857 and was the largest single engagement of the Anglo-Persian War. Having taken
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A faggot voter or faggot was a person who qualified to vote in an election with a restricted suffrage only by the exploitation of loopholes in the regulations
Diana Ross (10,848 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
1999, Ross was named the most successful female singer in the history of the United Kingdom charts, based upon a tally of her career hits. Madonna would
Belfast Natural History Society (1,384 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society was founded in 1821 to promote the scientific study of animals, plants, fossils, rocks and minerals
FV Gaul (1,717 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The fishing vessel Gaul was a deep sea factory ship based at Hull, United Kingdom. She was built in 1972 by Brooke Marine of Lowestoft for the Ranger Fishing
British Naturalists' Association (430 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British Naturalists' Association (BNA), founded in 1905 by E. Kay Robinson as the British Empire Naturalists' Association (BENA), is an organization
1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword (1,182 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword was the sword used by the British heavy cavalry (Lifeguards, Royal Horse Guards, Dragoon Guards and Dragoons), and
Sinking of Chian-der 3 (394 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coordinates: 51°30′S 64°42′W / 51.50°S 64.70°W / -51.50; -64.70 (Sinking Chian-der 3) The sinking of Chian-der 3 was an incident that occurred on 28
Nassau Agreement (5,261 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Nassau Agreement, concluded on 21 December 1962, was an agreement negotiated between President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and Harold Macmillan
2004 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel (493 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The 2004 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel took place in the Shatt al-Arab (Arvand Rud in Persian) waterway on 21 June. Six Royal Marines and two
Logres (243 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
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History of ITV (8,712 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The history of ITV, the United Kingdom "Independent Television" commercial network, goes back to 1954. Independent Television began as a network of independently-owned
Living prime ministers of the United Kingdom (1,341 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This is a chronological list of all those who served as British prime minister and were still living at different periods in history. There have been four
Political and Economic Planning (248 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Political and Economic Planning (PEP) was a British policy think tank, formed in 1931 in response to Max Nicholson's article A National Plan for Britain
Whitechapel Boys (264 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The name "Whitechapel Boys" identifies a loosely-knit group of Anglo-Jewish writers and artists of the early 20th century. It is named after Whitechapel
British German Legion (459 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The British German Legion (or Anglo-German Legion) was a group of German soldiers recruited to fight for Britain in the Crimean War. It is not to be confused
I'm Backing Britain (5,027 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
I'm Backing Britain was a brief patriotic campaign, which flourished in early 1968 and was aimed at boosting the British economy. The campaign started
Post–World War II demobilization strikes (414 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Post–World War II demobilization strikes occurred within Allied military forces stationed across the Middle East, India and South-East Asia in the months
Celtic law (6,569 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A number of law codes have in the past been in use in the various Celtic nations since the Middle Ages. While these vary considerably in details, there
Boats that Built Britain (273 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Boats that Built Britain is a British award-winning documentary television series directed by Lawrence Walford and produced by Form Films for the BBC
One Foot in the Past (140 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
One Foot in the Past was a British television series on BBC 2. It considered the cultural heritage and history of Britain. Each programme ran for 30 minutes
Return of Owners of Land, 1873 (1,664 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The two-volume Return of Owners of Land, 1873 is the first complete picture of the distribution of land in Great Britain since the 1086 Domesday Book.
British Army during the Second World War (16,061 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
conflict. World War II portal United Kingdom portal Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II Military production during World War II
Texel Disaster (575 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Texel Disaster took place off the Dutch coast on the night of 31 August 1940 and involved the sinking of two Royal Navy destroyers, and damage to a
Grub Street Journal (238 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Grub-Street Journal, published from 8 January 1730 to 1738, was a satire on popular journalism and hack-writing as it was conducted in Grub Street
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History of British Airways (10,532 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
British Airways (BA), the United Kingdom's national airline, was formed in 1974 with the merger of the two largest UK airlines, British Overseas Airways
George William Beatty (630 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
George William Beatty (August 28, 1887 – February 20, 1955) was a pioneer aviator who set early altitude and distance records, including one record set
British military intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War (8,343 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The United Kingdom began a military intervention in Sierra Leone on 7 May 2000 under the codename Operation Palliser. Although small numbers of British
Pattern 1796 light cavalry sabre (1,294 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre is a sword that was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and hussars, and King's German Legion light cavalry during