Im fed up with quite a few americans not knowing anything about us, i know Texas is a state, why dont you realise Wales, scotland and northern island
is part of Britian?
Ok this is your lesson on the British Isles, for quite a few americans who on ats who doesnt know what or where britain is.
The Romans invaded Britian in 43AD, Great Britain had already frequently been the target of invasions, planned and actual, by forces of the Roman
Republic and Roman Empire..
British resistance was led by Togodumnus and Caratacus, sons of the late king of the Catuvellauni, Cunobelinus. A substantial British force met the
Romans at a river crossing thought to be near Rochester on the River Medway. The battle raged for two days. Hosidius Geta was almost captured, but
recovered and turned the battle so decisively that he was awarded the ornamenta triumphalia.
The British were pushed back to the Thames. The Romans pursued them across the river causing them to lose men in the marshes of Essex.
And so the time of Roman Britain began..
Their rule officially began in AD 43 and ended in 410
449AD Saxons arrive in England
The newcomers spoke their own languages, which in time became a language now known as Anglo-Saxon or Old English. The Anglo-Saxons themselves called
it 'Englisc'. The country taken over by the new settlers became 'England'.
516AD The Britons under a unknowen leader defeat the Saxons at Mount Badon
597AD Christianity spreads across England
1066AD William of Normandy is crowned King of England
1100AD Henry I Is crowned King of England
1114AD Henry I Invades Wales forcing Gwynedd to submit
Speeding things up now
1305AD William Wallace is executed by the English
1607AD Named for King James I of England, Jamestown was founded in the Virginia Colony on May 14, 1607
2003AD Britian joins the US on an Invasion of Iraq
2004AD 10 New states join the European Union
So thats a brief history.
Britian is: Wales, Scotland, Northern Island
Britian has around 14 overseas territories remaining from the Empire.
British Virgin Islands
Remember this thread before you ask if Scotland is part of the UK
[edit on 3-4-2010 by Haydn_17]