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Articles tagged : religion
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
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
Making peace: Scandinavian migrants and King Alfred's 'fyrd'

Scandinavians in England From the late eighth century, Scandinavian raids on Scotland, Ireland, and England began to be recorded. At first these raids were very few, but from the 830s the ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Africa
Who was the Ipswich Man?

The Ipswich Man The ‘Ipswich Man’ is the name given to the skeleton of a man found in Ipswich, Suffolk and made the subject of a BBC documentary called History Cold Case. This ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Africa
Roman Britain: the Ivory Bangle Lady

Invasion, conquest and migration Migration to Britain in the first century was part of the expansion of the Roman Empire and the outcome of colonial and imperial processes. The Roman Empi ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Africa
Migration and conversion: The Christianisation of Britain

Christianity in Pre-Roman Britain Before the Romans arrived, Britain was a pre-Christian society. The people who lived in Britain at the time are known as ‘Britons’ and their ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
Anglo-Saxons, Gaels and Scandinavians: the peopling of Scotland

Northern Britain in the seventh century In the early middle ages, the area of northern Britain that is now Scotland was inhabited by peoples of a number of different backgrounds – G ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Asia
From the Middle East to Britain: the migrating legend of Saint George

By birth a Cappadocian From Armenia to Nubia to Rome, early Christians honored Saint George. The legend of Saint George emerged out of early Christian tales of persecution and martyrdom a ...

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
Europe
The plight of the Huguenots: Thomas Papillon's Advertisement

Huguenot refugees: The revocation of the Edict of Nantes  Thomas Papillon’s Advertisement (reproduced above) and King William the III's Declaration (as seen below) relate to th ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Palatines in exile: German refugees on Britain's fringes

Protestant refugees from Europe: Huguenots and Palatines  The mass exodus of French Protestant refugees (also known as 'Huguenots') who fled from religious persecution in France afte ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Africa
African freedom in Tudor England: Dr Hector Nunes’ petition

Hector Nunes' petition The main source above gives examples of two related migrant groups: Portuguese conversos or Marranos (Jews, ostensibly converted to Christianity) and Africans.  ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Britain
The Scottish vagrant John Gray

Rich migrants, poor migrants: the Scottish in England The above source, recording the interrogation of a suspected vagrant in North Riding, Yorkshire, relates to the migration into Englan ...

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
Europe
Blood libels, castration and Christian fears: opposition to Jewish citizenship

The return of Jewish people to Britain  Jewish people had been banned from British soil since their expulsion in 1290 up until their formal readmission under Oliver Cromwell in the 1 ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
A London slum: Irish migration and its threat

A London slum in Kensington Owned by the respectable and wealthy local Bird family, Jennings' Buildings consisted of 81 two-story wooden tenements grouped around 5 narrow courts. The Bui ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Jewish immigration and the Aliens Act

From east to west: Jewish expulsion from 'The Pale' Savage anti-Jewish riots or pogroms sanctioned by the states of Eastern Europe, combined with widespread economic and political di ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
The East London Mosque

Worship in Britain: The East London Mosque The East London Mosque was established in premises in Commercial Road (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) in August 1941 – right i ...

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 ...

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 ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
Somali seafarer Ibrahim Ismaa’il: from Cardiff to the Cotswolds

Protecting trade routes: Britain in Somaliland The opening of the Suez Canal in 1870 was a turning point in the history of the British Empire. In order to reach prized trading posts in In ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
Italian immigration in late-Victorian Britain

Italians as economic migrants From the mid-1800s Italian migrants came to Britain from poor mountainous areas including around Parma and Lucca and, by the century's end, from more souther ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
Student migrants: Cornelia Sorabji at Oxford

Indian students in Britain  From the middle of the nineteenth century, the small resident Asian population in Britain was augmented by an increasing number of Indian students at Brit ...

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
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Building Italian communities: caterers, industrial recruits and professionals

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 ...