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Formally known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland these questions relate to the history of events that have happened in the countries that make up the United Kingdom; such as England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and various territories; or the United Kingdom's dealings with other sovereign nations around the world.

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You and the examiner were right to say 'false'. However, it's not a good fit for a true/false question. In 1688, after the deposition of James II, the English parliament was divided in two groups, To …
answered Nov 23 '14 by Ne Mo
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Apparently (wiki) corporal punishment was legal in schools until rather shockingly late. 1986 for English and Welsh state schools, 1998 for private schools, 2000 in all Scottish schools and 2003 in No …
asked May 7 '16 by Ne Mo
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The law of succession has always been open to some interpretation. See this mess here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_successions_of_the_English_and_British_crown. Making up some codswall …
answered Jul 1 '18 by Ne Mo
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A naval arms race in the 1920s grew ugly enough that commentators on both sides of the Atlantic were claiming war “not unthinkable.” This quote is from a lecture by an academic called John Mose …
asked Dec 16 '17 by Ne Mo
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After a bloody civil war and partition in the 1920s, Northern Ireland had about 40 years of peace. This was despite the many grievances that the Catholics had at that time. This resulted in violence i …
asked Apr 25 '15 by Ne Mo
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As far as imperial strength was concerned, people used the term 'splendid isolation' in Britain. In France, the economic and technological advancement there was called 'la belle epoque'. I can't thin …
answered Aug 7 '16 by Ne Mo
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The Liberal Unionists fought elections against the Liberals. Did Liberal Unionists ever stand in the same seats as Conservatives too, or did they have a pact right from the beginning?
asked Mar 29 '15 by Ne Mo
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Yep, this is fine. In addition to mainland-based press gangs, the Royal Navy pressed merchant sailors including American sailors until the end of the War of 1812. The Carribean, of course, lies betwee …
answered Feb 6 '18 by Ne Mo
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edit: originally this question asked specifically about modern comedians, and that's what I've tried to answer below. The UK comedy scene, once called 'alternative comedy' started as an anti-Thatcher …
answered Feb 9 by Ne Mo
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Concentrating on the Rhineland as a major breach of the treaty, Britain and France had three choices. 1) War. This was out. A lot of blame has been heaped upon the politicians for that, but the popul …
answered Nov 25 '14 by Ne Mo