Take a shared
tour around Great Britain, the leading industrial country and naval power of
the 19th century, a country which played a major part in the
emergence of parliamentary democracy and in progressing science and literature.
greatest, the British Empire covered more than one-fourth of the planet's
surface. The power of England was seriously dwindled by the two world wars of
the 20th century, and the empire was dismantled subsequently,
allowing England to rebuild itself into a modern and successful European nation
– as you can see in a shared tour. England persists in a global approach to
foreign policy, for it's one of five permanent members of the UN Security
Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth.
Timeline of Britain
Bronze & Iron Ages: 8300 BCE – 42 CE
Island separated from the European mainland and formed the English Channel
around 6500 BCE. Have your guide in the shared tour explain about the earliest
settlers in England, hunter-gatherers who expended a great part of their lives
nomadic and hunting for food. By 750 BCE Iron was brought to Britain and was
used to manufacture more advanced and sturdy implements and weapons, as can be
revealed in a shared tour.
Britain: 43 – 1065
In 43 CE
the Roman army arrived in Britain and easily overcame any struggle from the
local populace of England. The Romans founded Londinium (London) which you
should visit on a shared tour and constructed military roads all over the Island.
In the course of 10 years the Romans managed to gain control over most of
England and Wales (through which you may take shared tour). The Romans
continued to be present in Britain up to the 5th century, when the
Britons were roughly left to look after themselves.
& Middle Ages: 1066 –1347
In 1066 the
Duke William of Normandy conquered Britain, famously triumphing over King
Harold of England, whom according to tales told by various guides in a shared
tour, was pierced through the eye with an arrow amid the Battle of Hastings. William
of Normandy carried on ruling England and Scotland (which should also be
explored in a shared tour), drastically reorganizing the class system and
adopting French as the formal language in Britain, and a guide in a shared tour
can explain the implications of this change. Henry III was coroneted King of
England in 1216 in St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, which should be visited whilst
on a shared tour; however, he was unfavorable throughout his reign.
Medieval: 1348 – 1484
"Black Death", the bubonic plague, arrived in England in 1348 and
killed almost a third of the populace by the end of 1350, rapidly sweeping
Wales and Scotland. The plague continued
to appear in Britain up to the 17th century and to seriously
influence the economic stability of England. The ruling class endeavored to
reinstate economic balance by parliamentary legislation, in an effort to battle
the overwhelming consequences of the plague in Britain, and your guide on the
shared tour should elaborate on this point.