In my main page I mostly talk about Hong Kong, so I also made a page detailing Britain. There have been people living on the British island for hundreds of thousands of years, but I will be concentration mostly around the last few hundred years.
In 1837, Queen Victoria started her reign at the age of 18. Three years later they began to use stamps in their postal system. Ireland then had a potato famine lasting four years, driving almost a million people to come to Britain. The Crimean war against Russia started in 1854, and was followed by the cholera epidemic, driving them to get better sewage systems and more sanitized water. Soon after they won the Crimean war in 1856, they made the first public flushing toilet, solving two problems in the same year. Prince Albert died two years before the football association opened in 1863. Joseph Lister discovers disinfectant in the same year as the last recorded public hanging. The 1870 Education gives everyone school, and in 1876 school is made mandatory. Lights first flickered on in 1877, a year after telephones were invented by Alexander Graham Bell. This boom of technology continued with the first electric railway and then the gramophone in 1887. Then in 1891, school was made free.
In 1902, Britain wins the Boer war against Dutch settlers in Africa. People were getting drafted in 1914 at the beginning of World War 1, and food was rationed. The war ended in 1918. The jet engine was invented in 1937, almost immediately followed by the second world war. 1952 was when the next queen came, Queen Elizabeth the second. In 1973, Britain joined the European community. Soon after, Margret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister. The Falklands war began in 1982, followed by the Gulf war in 1991. In 1994, a tunnel was finished that linked Britain back the Europe.