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Date
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
The Anglo-Saxon invasion and the beginnings of the 'English'

The early British  During the fifth century AD Britain ceased to be part of the Roman Empire and became a group of small warring territories, from which eventually developed the ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Africa
An African presence in thirteenth-century Britain

The Domesday Abbreviato The Domesday Abbreviato, also known as the Exchequer Abbreviato in the National Archive, is one of three condensed, abbreviated versions of the Domesday Book produ ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
Poems of protest: Meir ben Elijah and the Jewish people of early Britain

Jewish people in early Britain: location, language, culture  Jews arrived in Britain with the Norman regime, following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It seems that during the reign of ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Huguenot silk weavers in Spitalfields

Silk designers of Spitalfields  Huguenot refugees sat at the centre of the London silk industry. Most of the Huguenots in Britain involved in the silk trades had been merch ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
The Americas
An American princess in London

English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia Jamestown, England’s first permanent settlement in the Americas, was founded by the Charter of the Virginia Company of London, a firm. Ther ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
A home for the ayahs: from India to Britain and back again

The East India Company and Britons abroad The founding of the East India Company in 1600 created employment for many English, Scottish and Irish people. The jobs the Company created  ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
The African diaspora: global solidarity in inter-war Britain

Mussolini, Ethiopia and the new Roman Empire In early 1935, the murderous intentions of the dictator of fascist Italy, Benito Mussolini, to conquer the East African state of Ethiopia ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
The Arts across continents: Tagore in London

Tagore: Bengali poet and Nobel Prize winner The Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore first came to Britain as a student in 1878 and attended lectures in law at University College, London. He ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Music and migration: songs from the Irish in Birmingham

Recruiting for Birmingham Throughout the twentieth century, the Irish were Britain’s largest foreign-born population. When Britain declared war on Germany in 1939, many Irish-born r ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Chinese Limehouse and 'Mr Ma and Son'

British expansion in China and Chinese people in Britain The years leading up to the Boxer Uprising in 1899–1901 had seen a period of concerted British expansion in China. ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Jewish refuge and the Nazi regime

The rise of Adolf Hitler and European Jewish persecution  The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (otherwise known as the Nazi Party) came into power in Germany in 1933 af ...