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Very good resource Annals Britannica website is a very, very good resource! I believe a few of my classmates have bought access to it also. I really enjoy the way you write – it is informative as well as enjoyable from a literary sense. I have been using it so far to aid my learning … Read more

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Oldest Anti-Slavery Organisation Annals Britannica, the British History website maintained by Tom Bliss records that The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded in London in 1839. It promoted efforts to fight slavery in Africa and other parts of the world. Now known as Anti- Slavery International, the Society still campaigns to end slavery throughout … Read more

The Amazing Royal Roses Women

Annals Brittanica reveals something of the ambitions and fates of powerful women who influenced the political and dynastic events of the War of the Roses. A more complete survey of their lives is given here and the novels of Philippa Gregory cover some of the same era. Two French Queens Catherine of Valois (1401-37) was … Read more

Britain – Home of World Sports

Britain – The World’s Sportsmaster Sport and games play a part in many cultures, but Annals Britannica notes in many of its entries how sport has played an important part in British history. The importance of the longbow as a war weapon is underlined by several medieval laws which tried to forbid pastimes which threatened … Read more

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Annals Britannica

Annals Britannica is currently featured in several newspaper reports currently appearing in the Fenland Citizen, the Ely Standard. the Wisbech Standard and the Sleaford Standard newspapers. Read more about the online survey and timeline of  British history and its author Tom Bliss on these websites.

The UK and Ireland 1921

The Anglo-Irish Treaty Annals Britannica attempts to record events involved in the political separation of Ireland from the rest of the British Isles in 1921. The hundredth anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty is remembered this year: it marked a fundamental change in a stormy relationship which had endured for 750 years and is discussed in … Read more

England and Scotland

Margaret Maid of Norway Annals Britannica mentions one of history’s great what if? questions which concerns Margaret the Maid of Norway, who was the sole remaining heir to the Scottish throne when her grandfather died in 1286. She was three years old and her father, the king of Norway, arranged that she would marry the … Read more

Suez Canal Crisis 1956

The Suez Crisis 2021 marks the 65th anniversary of the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956. Annals Fresh Start and Readjustment  recounts events leading up to the nationalisation of the Anglo-French owned Suez Canal in June 1956 by General Gamal A. Nasser, the Egyptian president. Israeli troops invaded Gaza in late October and the Egyptian army … Read more

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