What are some good movies to learn about British history? I have watched 'The Last Kingdom' and I'm planning to watch 'The Tudors'.

I'll give you a hint. Neither of those.Bernard Cornwell, the original author of the Last Kingdom, maintains a high level of historical accuracy throughout his books, although some liberties are taken for narrative purposes e.g he frequently stated that he didn't do Aethelred

In 'Becket' (CA. 1170,) crude dining forks were introduced from France. In 'Wolf Hall' (CA. 1530,) noblemen are eating with their fingers and clean them by licking. When did English dining really become civilized?

England may have lagged a little behind in that forks did not become that common until the 17th century. Yet when a (noble) British ambassador visited China in the late 18th century he compares chopsticks to his own manner of eating which was still using

Is Britain the same as Great Britain?

Mostly, it's just a short form as in saying

When did the British Whigs become liberals?

Over the Corn Laws, early to mid 19th century.The corn laws prohibited the import of corn unless the price of corn in UK rose above a specified limit. The intention was to support farmers and farming, but political manoevering tended to raise the lower limit - largely because Parliament, both Commons and Lords, was largely controlled by major

In 'Becket' (CA. 1170,) crude dining forks were introduced from France. In 'Wolf Hall' (CA. 1530,) noblemen are eating with their fingers and clean them by licking. When did English dining really become civilized?

England may have lagged a little behind in that forks did not become that common until the 17th century. Yet when a (noble) British ambassador visited China in the late 18th century he compares chopsticks to his own manner of eating which was still using

Is Britain the same as Great Britain?

Mostly, it's just a short form as in saying

When did the British Whigs become liberals?

Over the Corn Laws, early to mid 19th century.The corn laws prohibited the import of corn unless the price of corn in UK rose above a specified limit. The intention was to support farmers and farming, but political manoevering tended to raise the lower limit - largely because Parliament, both Commons and Lords, was largely controlled by major

Why did cultural differences between the UK and US develop?

For the same reasons their languages diverged. Evolution. And these differences became even more distinct over the centuries due to isolation from each other. Both geographically and politically.  There is a good reason why Canadians and Americans are difficult to distinguish from each other.. ...proximity, ease of transit and close cultural interaction.

What would happen if Great Britain takes over the world?

The British (mainly the English TBH) would feel that their innate sense of superiority over the rest of the world is finally justified and vindicated, and they would have no scruple about subjugating the rest of the world and bending it to their will.Fortunately this will never happen because

What would the world be like if the British Empire had not existed?

In 1930, the American historian and philosopher Will Durant wrote that Britain's ‘conscious and deliberate bleeding of India... [was the] greatest crime in all history'. He was not the only one to denounce the rapacity and cruelty of British rule, and his assessment was

What did Great Britain win from the Opium War?

Well there were 2 Opium Wars to confuse the issue,The first got a series of treaty portsHong Kong which made Eliott unpopular in UK as now we had to garrison and provide infrastructure, Elliotts punishment was to be sent to newly liberated Texas, he tried to get Texas to join the British Empireand

Is it true that Winston Churchill never set a foot on a British colony?

Adding to the previousSouth Africa - 1899Sudan - 1898Afganistan - 1897, 1898He got around, as he's known to have visited:India - Stationed Bombay & Bangalore - 1896, 1897Pakistan - 1897Malta - 1907, 1927, 1943, Jan - Feb 1945Gibraltar - 1942, January 1944Bermuda - 1942, Dec 1953Jamaica - Dec 1953Palestine / Israel - 1934Guernsey - August 1913Ireland

Would India have progressed faster and better if it had continued to be under British rule?

One thing is very clear that we are very much behind English people in technology, living standards,administrative services etc. Thus if they would have been here then we would be in better conditions in above fields. But our country couldn't be independent.

Did the UK fund the French Revolution?

In America french declared Victory since the Crown lost its colonies but french lost most of their canadian colonies to the english. So at that time France had almost nothing since it had lost the Lousiana to the Spanish after the Seven Years WarLet's try it

Why did King Edward I of England fail to conquer Scotland?

He died before he could make serious headway. His son, Edward II, was generally an incompetent, but then it would have been a hard task to follow Longshanks given his skill.Longshanks had managed to capture and execute Wallace, but by the time he died he was 67, so pretty old for anybody in that time period.His grandson, Edward

Who were the original inhabitants of what is now the British Isles?

There is no formal designation as a grouping, but the eldest skeleton that has had DNA recovered from it was known as Cheddar Man. The tests run on that DNA describe him as Blue eyed, Dark Skinned and with dark hair. His closest match

When and how did Wales become part of Great Britain?

Great Britain is an island which is politically subdivided between England, Cornwall, Scotland and Wales. All of which also contain smaller islands.It is called Great Britain to differentiate it from Brittany, this doesn't make much sense in English, but makes perfect sense in French - Grande Bretagne and Bretagne.So

What if Ireland remained part of the British Empire?

You know, the idea that Ireland might, in some parallel universe, have remained part of the UK (NB: not Empire) is so bizarre that I'm having real trouble considering it. And I'm a pretty imaginative person. Zombies? Fine. Aliens? Gotcha -

How would Great Britain be if there had never been Parliament?

The quality of questions on this site is getting more bizarre every day.I am pretty certain I will be deleting Q today.Thats just an INSANE question !Impossible for as my body to answer, just IMPOSSIBLE......It did and does have a Parliament

What should Britain have done to win the American Revolutionary War?

The colonies were separated from Britain by thousands of miles of ocean. It took weeks to reach the USA from Britain. It was inevitable that, eventually, the American colonies would become different people to the British, so I don't think that representation in Parliament would have postponed the revolt permanently.If you are talking about

Why does Great Britain show such low results in the Olympics 2018?

A mixture of minimal snow, lack of facilities and chronic underfunding. It's worth mentioning that this year we've done better than ever before!

How long have the British ruled India? What made them conquer India, and what made them finally leave India?

India was never ruled, in its entirety, by the British. The British managed to subjugate and plunder large swathes of India, The East India Company did so for a little over 2oo years and the British Crown for the last 90 years before the Plundering, Rape

What was the Revolutionary War about, and when did Great Britain recognize American independence?

What was it about? Well, a lot of things, and you'll probably get different answers from either side of the pond.To start with there was the Age of Enlightenment which saw a revolution in political philosophy in Europe and America throughout the 18th century. The idea was

Was Ireland a colony of England/Britain?

Northern Ireland is more like a British colony.The Ulster identity deriving from Scottish migrants directly.The British, specifically the English certainly tried many things to ensure Ireland's long term support and acceptance.They tried everything except the one thing that certainly would of worked

How did the British rule Northeast India?

British wasn't much interested in the Northeast at first. It was pretty much inhospitable, with too many tribes. When British were ruling Bengal in the late 1700s, a famous rebellion known as Mowamoria rebellion (Mutiny) was going on starting in 1769. The then Ahom king had to escape his capital at Gargaon and fled to British territory. He

How would England and the world be different if Romans never landed in Great Britain?

If the Romans had never invaded Britain, then if there were ever such a thing as England, which is an exceedingly unlikely thing in this context, then England would certainly not be situated in Britain. It might be in northern France, or in Denmark.But Britain would have remained predominantly Celtic, and the Brittonic Celts would quite likely have

How is Northern Britain different from Southern Britain culturally?

I'm going to answer the question as asked, although I've a feeling you intended to ask about Northern England v Southern England. Northern Britain is mostly Scotland. We (Scotland) have a separate legal system, educational system and political landscape from southern Britain. Our musical and literary traditions are very different (e.g. Robert Burns v William Shakespeare).

What would Britain be like if they had never took part in slavery?

I don't see how it would be possible for Britain to not have taken part in the slave trade as every other country in the world at the time did so.  It would have been impossible and I cannot conceive of a situation or a scenario of how Britain

If Great Britain won the American Revolutionary War, would we still be British subjects?

Probably not. I suspect the USA would have evolved into something resembling modern Canada or Australia. But due to the USA's vast size and power, that would likely have happened even earlier – maybe in the early 19th century. There may even have

What would the map of North America look like today, had the British won the Revolutionary War?

What George said is correct. 13 colonies would be their own country but the British have a huge influence on it. They would expand west until they meet France's territory Which by now would probably be their own country but

Were British landlords responsible for the Irish potato famine? Who was responsible for it, and why?

The Potato Famine was caused by a fungus and affected large swathes of EuropeEuropean Potato Failure - WikipediaThat was the cause. The issue of why it affected Ireland so comparatively badly is a different question. The famine was certainly not restricted to Ireland and in all the other

What is considered to be Great Britain?

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.You could have Googled it.

Is Ireland a part of Great Britain?

Which part of Ireland?Great Britain is the island that contains the nations of England, Scotland, and Wales.Ireland is the island that lies to the west of Great Britain. Thus Ireland, the island, is not part of GreatBritain.However, the province of Ulster, or Northern Ireland, is a part of the United Kingdom of Great

What do Brits do best?

One of the best British qualities is laughing at ourselves. George Orwell (I think) said fascism could never take root in Britain because we just don't take ourselves that seriously. Of course, this doesn't always work and sometimes we mock certain targets too much and others not enough, but in general it

What would Singapore be like if it had remained part of the British Empire?

I am not certain as to how likely this could ever have been. Past decolonization, the only territories that Britain ended up retaining were either small and relatively low-population insular or quasi-insular possessions (Gibraltar, Falklands, Cayman Islands, et cetera) or the huge exception of a Hong Kong that had a future requiring extensive Sino-British negotiations

How was Britain's imperialistic campaign to conquer the world different from Hitler's?

Let us consider the initial aims:Hitler: domination of Europe initially, perhaps eventually the world, if possible. Reduction of conquered peoples to slavery, with the extermination of their elites, or outright extermination of the lot. Parcelling out of land to German settlers. Encouragement of Germans to breed, & assimilation of selected conquered peoples, both to make more

When did tourism start in great Britain?

Tourism in Britain probably began with pilgrimages.  These were supposed to be for religious reasons but could be holidays.The Classical Romans also had tourism,  but I'm not sure Roman Britain was included.Modern British tourism

How many African countries did the British colonize?

They are:SudanSomalia (northwest part only)KenyaUgandaTanzania (formerly German)ZambiaMalawiZimbabweSouth AfricaBotswanaLesotho SwazilandNigeriaCameroon (northern part only)Ghana (including part of former German Togoland) Sierra LeoneGambiaMauritius (formerly French Île-de-France)

Have any Americans ever been knighted/honored by Great Britain?

Several have been honoured however knighthoods are solely given to British subjects and members of the commonwealth . An honorary knighthood can, however, be given.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Why do people so often refer to Britain as a small island when it's actually the ninth largest island on the planet?

That's something I wonder about. Often, GB is referred to as a tiny island. In my opinion, that is ridiculous. I would say somewhere the size of Jersey could be called a tiny island as there are many, many islands across the world that are larger. That certainly does not apply to

How many times has Britain been conquered?

Er...at least four times. Romans (twice-it didn't work first time) When they in 410 AD there came the Anglo-Saxons (Germans - mainly from Saxony) the Jutes and Danes after which came the Vikings followed by their descendants who settled in northern France, the Normans.Great Britain has had several attempted invasions since

What was the US policy in the event of a German invasion of Great Britain in 1940?

1940 would be a year of transition regarding US policy supporting the U.K. So timing would have had a huge impact. It was an election year and Roosevelt was astutely trying to avoid being interventionist. A lot would have depended on how quickly the U.K. fell; neither of which you address in you question. I'm not

What is it like to live in Great Britain?

Who would want to live here?You pay your tax and National insurance out of your wages.Imagine it.Ambulance £0.G.P. £0.Operation for cancer £0.Broken limb fixed £0.Treatment for cancer £0.Triplets or multipi births £0.Police armed with guns 20 %.Alcohol age 18.Gambling age 18 (National Lotter

Why did the people of Great Britain come together to form Great Britain?

The people of the UK, Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Irish, etc, didn't