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Date
1750–1900
Region
Africa
Britain's merchant shipping: West African seafarers in Liverpool

The emergence of Britain’s merchant shipping industry As an island, Britain relied on maritime activity to maintain its economic and political power. Britain’s trade with ...

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
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Polish soldiers and refugees in World War II Britain

Invasion of Poland and population displacement  At the end of World War I, the 1919 Treaty of Versailles had taken land from Germany to give to Poland in a new settlement for Polish ...

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
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
Europe
Lithuanian miners in Scotland: migration and misconceptions

Lithuanians in Scotland One in four Lithuanians – about 650,000 individuals – emigrated from their homeland between 1870 and the First World War. Most went to the United State ...

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
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
The Americas
Sailing from St. Vincent: the story of Jannett V. Creese

Recruiting for the NHS: Caribbean nurses in Britain  Jannett Creese was born in 1940 on Saint Vincent, a part of the Windward Island chain of the Caribbean. The oldest of thirteen ch ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
The Americas
Global Britons at war: from service to settlement

Britain's colonies and Dominions: a global war effort The British Empire and the Dominions of Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand and South Africa made a considerable contributio ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
The Americas
London on the move: West Indian transport workers

From waterways to tube trains: transport workers in London The development of London has been shaped by transport. From the days of Thames watermen in the 17th century, through to modern ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Building Italian communities: catering, war service & industrial recruitment

Rapid growth: 1880s to the First World War From the 1880s, the Italian presence in Britain grew rapidly. Between 1891 and 1901 the number of Italian-born people more than doubled, rising ...