Comparison: British Empire and Roman Empire

British Empire versus Roman Empire.

Some say that the Roman Empire was as large as the British Empire, and in some respects they may be very close, especially when considering population as a percentage of the world populations at the … Read the rest


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Claimants to the English Throne in 1066

William the Conqueror was NOT the only Claimant to the English Throne in 1066.

  1. Harold Godwinson became King of England on the death of Edward the Confessor on 6 January 1066.
    Harold was supposedly named heir by Edward the Confessor,
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Did the UK send Convicts to Australia

Did the UK send Convicts to Australia?.

How many were sent and when. What sort of crimes had they committed.

About 162,000 prisoners were sent to Australia from the UK between 1788 and 1868.

Before 1788, when prisoners began to … Read the rest


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George I of Great Britain, the first German King of Britain

George I of Great Britain, the first German King of Britain?.

Much is said about the British Royal Family being German, but little is said to explain it, or indeed to explain why this maybe a false statement.

It is … Read the rest

George I of Great Britain, the first German King of Britain?.

Much is said about the British Royal Family being German, but little is said to explain it, or indeed to explain why this maybe a false statement.

It is … Read the rest


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Queen Mary, 1553, 1542, 1558, 1567 and 1587

Queen Mary of England and Scotland.

I have lost count of the times I have seen confusion about Queen Mary, the Sovereign.

There are two Queen Mary’s that cause some confusion for some people, and it is understanding why. Many … Read the rest

Queen Mary of England and Scotland.

I have lost count of the times I have seen confusion about Queen Mary, the Sovereign.

There are two Queen Mary’s that cause some confusion for some people, and it is understanding why. Many … Read the rest


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Queen Elizabeth II – Grandfathers

The Grandfathers of Queen Elizabeth II.

King Egbert, (802 – 839) the First King of England, was the 34th great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.
Kenneth MacAlpin, (810 – 858) the First King of Scotland, is listed as the … Read the rest


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American Independence 1776 or 1783

When was American Independence, was it 1776 or 1783?.

1766 July 4th. American Independence Declared

The Declaration of Independence was on July 4, 1776, and this announced that the thirteen American colonies currently at war with the Kingdom of Great … Read the rest

When was American Independence, was it 1776 or 1783?.

1766 July 4th. American Independence Declared

The Declaration of Independence was on July 4, 1776, and this announced that the thirteen American colonies currently at war with the Kingdom of Great … Read the rest


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Why is Britain called Great Britain

Why is Britain called Great Britain?.

Who put the GREAT in Britain?

In 147–148 AD, Claudius Ptolemy called the landmass of England, Scotland, and Wales, Great Britain, and he called that other island to the left, (Ireland) Little BritainRead the rest

Why is Britain called Great Britain?.

Who put the GREAT in Britain?

In 147–148 AD, Claudius Ptolemy called the landmass of England, Scotland, and Wales, Great Britain, and he called that other island to the left, (Ireland) Little BritainRead the rest


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When a British Queen Marries, why isn’t the Husband called the King

Why isn’t the British Prince (Husband of Queen Elizabeth) called the King?.

Because the Queen is in the British Royal line, not the Greek Prince. And a King would be higher in rank than a Queen.

The rules are:

  • The
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Why isn’t the British Prince (Husband of Queen Elizabeth) called the King?.

Because the Queen is in the British Royal line, not the Greek Prince. And a King would be higher in rank than a Queen.

The rules are:

  • The
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