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Articles tagged : marriage/relationships
Date
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
The Norman conquest: women, marriage, invasion

The Norman conquest and French immigration The story of French immigration into England as a result of the Norman conquest in 1066 is best told in two parts. First there was the military ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
England's Migrant King: Knut of Denmark

Viking raids: King Sweyn and Prince Knut Knut the Great (Knútr inn ríki in Old Norse) was a Danish prince, the son of Sweyn Forkbeard (Sveinn Tjúguskegg in Old Norse) ...

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
The Americas
From slavery to freedom: J. Gronniosaw's 'Narrative'

From slavery to freedom: Britain’s transatlantic slave trade From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, over 12 million people were transported against their will from Africa t ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
The lascars: Britain's colonial sailors

Indian sailors, British ships Lascars, or Indian sailors, first began to be employed in small numbers from the seventeenth century by the East India Company, which was set up by private m ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
Migrating home: 'mixed' children and the return of the nabobs of India

British migration to India: The East India Company From 1600 until 1858, Britain’s relations with India—including the temporary and permanent migration to India of British men ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Africa
Exhibiting foreigners: The case of performing ‘prince’ Lobengula

Peoples on parade: a history It is difficult to know when people from outside Europe were first displayed for entertainment for commercial gain. We do know that Christopher Columbus retur ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Germanophobia and World War I

Germans in Britain before World War I During the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries tens of thousands of Germans made their way to Britain. The factors that pushed the ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
The Americas
Murder in Notting Hill

Kelso Cochrane Notting Hill, London, May 17, 1959, just after midnight. Having had his finger, which he had broken at work, re-plastered at the local hospital, Kelso Cochrane was walking ...

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
The Americas
Darcus Howe and Britain’s Black Power movement

The Black Power movement in Britain The British Black Power movement emerged in London in the summer of 1967. The black American radical Stokely Carmichael spoke at a gathering in Camden, ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Families divided: the campaign for Anwar Ditta and her children

Migration from the Commonwealth: Anwar Ditta and her family After the Second World War, Britain needed labour to help support its industries in the Midlands and the North. Citizens of Bri ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Irish nurses in wartime Britain: Mary Morris's diary

The Irish in Britain Irish migration to Britain has a long history. From the nineteenth century, the Irish came to the country in large numbers and were one of the two most numerous group ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Indian aristocrats and protest: the story of Sophia Duleep Singh

British India and South Asian migration  South Asians have been migrating to Britain for four centuries. This is due to a number of factors. They include push and pull elements such ...