England declared war in March 1665 and won a decisive victory over the Dutch off Lowestoft in June. After the destruction of the Dutch flagship, only hasty action…

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The Battle of Britain took place between July and October 1940. The Germans began by attacking coastal targets and British shipping operating in the English Channel. They launched…

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The Commons is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as members of Parliament (MPs). How many seats does England have in Westminster? There are currently 650…

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The final group game will be shown on STV/ITV4 and STV Player/ITV Hub. The coverage begins at 7pm and the show will run through to 10:35pm. What channel…

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On 8 February 1587, the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots outraged Catholics in Europe, and her claim on the English throne passed (by her own deed of…

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The St. George’s flag, a red cross on a white field, was adopted by England and the City of London in 1190 for their ships entering the Mediterranean…

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The Education (Scotland) Act of 1872 made education compulsory as well as universal. When did schooling become compulsory in Scotland? Part 4: The 1872 Education (Scotland) Act. This…

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You can’t park on single yellow lines during the hours of control. For single yellow lines in Westminster controlled hours are generally 8:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday…

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For England, there was concern that if it didn’t unite with Scotland, the country might side against England with France in the War of the Spanish Succession. So…

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Bank of England Rebuked Over ‘Missing’ $67 Billion of Cash. How much money is unaccounted for in the UK? About $67 billion in cash is “missing,” possibly stashed…

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