Modern History of the United Kingdom

Modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 18th century, and 20th century can be connected.

   

Modern History

16th century

The 16th century including the early 16th century, early mid 16th century, mid 16th century, late mid 16th century, and late 16th century can be connected.

The early 16th century including the early 1500s, late 1500s, early 1510s, and late 1510s can be connected. Henry VIII became King of England in 1509. The early mid 16th century including the early 1520s, late 1520s, early 1530s, and late 1530s can be connected. Henry VIII declared himself the head of the Church in England in 1533, beginning the English reformation, so that he could grant himself a divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon. He married five more times. The mid 16th century including the early 1540s, late 1540s, early 1550s, and late 1550s can be connected. Henry VIII died in 1547 and was succeeded by his son Edward, who died in 1553 at age 16. Henry's daughter Mary I took the throne but died in 1558, and his second daugher Elizabeth I reigned. The late mid 16th century including the early 1560s, late 1560s, early 1570s, and late 1570s can be connected. Elizabeth I ruled England. The late 16th century including the early 1580s, late 1580s, early 1590s, and late 1590s can be connected. Elizabeth I ruled England, and defeated an attempted invasion by the Spanish Armada in 1588.

17th century

The 17th century including the early 17th century, early mid 18th century, mid 17th century, late mid 17th century, and late 17th century can be connected.

The early 17th century including the early 1600s, late 1600s, early 1610s, and late 1610s can be connected. James I succeded Elizabeth I in 1603. His reign established the Jacobean era of British History. The first successful colonies in the Americas were established. The early mid 17th century including the early 1620s, late 1620s, early 1630s, and late 1630s can be connected. Charles I succeeded James I in 1625. His reign established the Caroline era of British history. The mid 17th century including the early 1640s, late 1640s, early 1650s, and late 1650s can be connected. The English Civil war (from 1642-1651), with the execution of Charles I in 1469, ended with a Parliamentary victory. The interregnum (1651-1660) under Oliver Cromwell ended when Charles II was restored to the throne. The late mid 17th century including the early 1660s, late 1660s, early 1670s, and late 1670s can be connected. Charles II reigned. There was an outbreak of the plague and the Great Fire of London occurred in 1666. The late 17th century including the early 1680s, late 1680s, early 1690s, and late 1690s can be connected. Charles II died in 1685. William Duke of Orange and husband of Charles' Protestant daughter Mary invaded England in 1688, in what was called the Glorious Revolution and was crowned William III. The English Bill of Rights was established in 1689. Mary II died in 1694.

18th century

The 18th century including the early 18th century, early mid 18th century, mid 18th century, late mid 18th century, and late 18th century can be connected.

The early 18th century including the early 1700s, late 1700s, early 1710s, and late 1710s can be connected. William III died in 1702, while England had entered the War of the Spanish Succession. Anne became Queen of England. England and Scotland merged in 1707 to create the United Kingdom. Anne died in 1714 and George I succeeded her. The early mid 18th century including the early 1720s, late 1720s, early 1730s, and late 1730s can be connected. George I died in 1727. and George II succeded him and strengthened the British Constitutional system. The mid 18th century including the early 1740s, late 1740s, early 1750s, and late 1750s can be connected. George II ruled England until 1760, and began the Seven Years war with France in 1756. He was succeeded by his son George III. The late mid 18th century including the early 1760s, late 1760s, early 1770s, and late 1770s can be connected. The Seven Years war ended in 1763 with England defeating France and taking posession of most of its North American colonies, but in 1776 the North American colonies revolted and declared independence. The late 18th century including the early 1780s, late 1780s, early 1790s, and late 1790s can be connected. The UK recognized the independence of the United States, and after the French Revolution, entered into a war with France, while also expanding the East India Company holdings in India and beginning the settlement of Australia.

19th century

The early 19th century including the early 1800s, late 1800s, early 1810s, and late 1810s can be connected. George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son reigned as regent in his stead in the period known as the Regency. Britain was involved in the Napoleonic wars. The early mid 19th century including the early 1820s, late 1820s, early 1830s, and late 1840s can be connected. George IV and William IV ruled, slavery was abolished, there was electoral reform in 1832, and Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837. The mid 19th century including the early 1840s, late 1840s, early 1850s, and late 1850s can be connected. Victoria reigned as Queen. Britain was involved in the Crimean war. The late mid 19th century including the early 1860s, late 1860s, early 1870s, and late 1870s can be connected. Victoria reigned as Queen, and Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone alternated as Prime Ministers. The late 19th century including the early 1880s, late 1880s, early 1890s, and late 1890s can be connected. Victoria reigned as queen, and Gladstone dominated politics as Prime Minister.

20th century

The early 20th century including the early 1900s, late 1900s, early 1910s, and late 1910s can be connected. Queen Victoria died and the Edwardian era was named for her son Edward VII. George V succeeded him. The British were involved in World War I, and Ireland was granted independence. The early mid 20th century including the early 1920s, late 1920s, early 1930s, and late 1930s can be connected. Edward VIII succeeded his father in 1936, but abdicated and was succeeded by his brother who reigned as George VI. Stanley Baldwin dominated politics and the British faced the great Depression, unrest in India, and appeased German and Italian expansionism. The mid 20th century including the early 1940s, late 1940s, early 1950s, and late 1950s can be connected. George VI died and his daughter took the throne as Elizabeth II. The British were victorious in World War II, but began a process of decolonization as the British empire was dismembered. The late mid 20th century including the early 1960s, late 1960s, early 1970s, and late 1970s can be connected. The British continued to decline in world influence, but retained important influence in Europe.

The late 20th century including the early 1980s can be connected. The British were influential mostly in Europe. The late 1980s including 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990 can be connected. Margaret Thatcher continued as Prime Minister until she was succeeded by John Major in 1990. The early 1990s including 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 can be connected. John Major continued as Prime Minister. The late 1990s including 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 can be connected. John Major was succeeded as Prime Minister by Tony Blair in 1997.

Early 21st century

The early 21st century including the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and late 2010s can be connected.

The early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 can be connected. Tony Blair was Prime Minister of the UK. The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 can be connected. Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister, and in 2010, David Cameron became Prime Minister.

Early 2010s

The early 2010s including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 can be connected.

2011 including the first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third quarter 2011, and fourth quarter 2011 can be connected. David Cameron continued as Prime Minister. Prince William married Kate Middleton. 2012 including the first quarter 2012, second quarter 2012, third quarter 2012, and fourth quarter 2012 can be connected. The Olympic games were held in London.

2013

2013 including the first quarter 2013, second quarter 2013, third quarter 2013, and fourth quarter 2013 can be connected.

The first quarter 2013 including January 2013, February 2013, and March 2013 can be connected.

The second quarter 2013 including April 2013 and May 2013 can be connected. June 2013 including 2013 week 22, 2013 week 23, 2013 week 24, 2013 week 25, 2013 week 26, and 2013 week 27 can be connected.

The third quarter 2013 can be connected.

July 2013 including 2013 week 27, 2013 week 28, 2013 week 29, 2013 week 30, and 2013 week 31 can be connected.

August 2013 including 2013 week 31, 2013 week 32, 2013 week 33, and 2013 week 34 can be connected. September 2013 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2013 including October 2013, November 2013, and December 2013 can be connected.

2014

2014 including the second quarter 2014, third quarter 2014, and fourth quarter 2014 can be connected.

The first quarter 2014 can be connected.

January 2014

2014 week 1 can be connected. 2014 week 2 can be connected. 2014 week 3 can be connected. 2014 week 4 can be connected. 2014 week 5 can be connected.

February 2014 including 2014 week 5, 2014 week 6, 2014 week 7, 2014 week 8, and 2014 week 9 can be connected.

March 2014 including 2014 week 10, 2014 week 11, 2014 week 12, 2014 week 13, and 2014 week 14 can be connected. 2014 week 9 can be connected.

2015 including the first quarter 2015, second quarter 2015, third quarter 2015, and fourth quarter 2015 can be connected.

Late 2010s

The late 2010s including 2016 and 2017 can be connected.

2016 including the first quarter 2016 and second quarter 2016 can be connected.

The first quarter 2016 including January 2016 and February 2016 can be connected. March 2016 including 2016 week 10, 2016 week 11, 2016 week 12, 2016 week 13, and 2016 week 14 can be connected.

The second quarter 2016 including April 2016 can be connected.

April 2016 including 2016 week 14, 2016 week 15, 2016 week 16, 2016 week 17, and 2016 week 18 can be connected.

May 2016

May 2016 including 2016 week 19, 2016 week 20, and 2016 week 21 can be connected.

2016 week 19 can be connected. 2016 week 20 can be connected. 2016 week 21 can be connected.

The third quarter 2016 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2016 including October 2016, November 2016, and December 2016 can be connected.

2017 including the first quarter 2017 and second quarter 2017 can be connected.

The first quarter 2017 including January 2017 and February 2017 can be connected. March 2017 including 2017 week 9, 2017 week 10, 2017 week 11, 2017 week 12, and 2017 week 13 can be connected.

The second quarter 2017 including April 2017 can be connected. April 2017 including 2017 week 13, 2017 week 14, and 2017 week 15 can be connected.

The third quarter 2017 including July 2017, August 2017, and September 2017 can be connected.

The fourth quarter 2017 including October 2017, November 2017, and December 2017 can be connected.

History, sociology, institutions, culture, anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.

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Created 3 Jul 2017 Last updated 8 Jan 2018