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Articles tagged : war
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Serbian child refugees in the First World War

The First World War: Serbian children in flight  The plight of the Serbian people was desperate following the military defeat of their country in the early stages of the First World ...

Date
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
Becoming English: letters of denization

Migration to Britain in the late Middle Ages The late Middle Ages was a period of what we could call 'quiet' migration. There were no-large scale migrations in or out of England, such as ...

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
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
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
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
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
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
AD43–1500
Region
Europe
Alien subsidies in Medieval England

'Quiet' migration  The late middle ages was a period of what we could call 'quiet' migration. There were no large-scale migrations as had been seen in Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman ...

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
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 ...