British History

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Reign of James VI & I

1587 - 1625

Union of the Crowns

1603

Gunpowder Plot

1605

Attempt to blow up Parliament & kill James I and his government

Reign of Charles I

1625 - 1649

Wars of the Three Kingdoms

1639 - 1651

Bishop's Wars

1639 - 1640

Scotland

English Civil Wars

1642 - 1651

Scottish Civil War

1644 - 1645

Commonwealth of England

1649 - 1660

Charles I Executed

January 30 1649

Charles II Reign

1660 - 1685

Test Act

1673

Exclude Catholics from public office

Reign of James VII & II

1685 - 1688

Glorious Revolution

1688

Bill of Rights

1689

Act of Settlement

1701

Alien Act

1705

Act of Security

1705

Union of 1707

1707

Kingdom of Great Britain

1707 - 2013

The "Fifteen"

1715

Jacobite rising

The "Forty-Five"

1745

Last Jacobite Rising

Battle of Culloden

1746

Final confrontation of the Jacobite Rising of 1745

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

Watt Steam Engine

1781

Reform Act of 1832

1832

Abolition of Slavery

1833

Victorian Age

1837 - 1901

Reign of Queen Victoria

Great Exhibition

1851

Reform Act of 1867

1867

Reform Act of 1884

1884

First World War

1914 - 1918

Roman Catholic Relief Act

1929

Emancipation of Catholics

UK Coalition Government

1939 - 1945

Conservative Led

Second World War

1939 - 1945

Beveridge Report

1942

Butler Education Act

1944

Attlee Government

1945 - 1951

Labour Victory

July 26 1945

Landslide

India & Pakistan Indpendence

1947

National Health Service

1948

Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act

1965

Abortion Act

1967

Sexual Offences Act

1967

Thatcher Government

1979 - 1990