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

Lynn News

Annals Britannica is currently featuring on Lynn News. Read more about the online survey and timeline of british history on the Lynn News website.

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

Anniversaries 2021

 2021 Literary and Dramatic 60th anniversaries Annals Britannica, a comprehensive review and timeline of British history, records the 60th anniversary of some notable artistic ventures which happened in 1961. The satirical magazine Private Eye was first published in 1961. It became noted for humorous but wounding lampoons of leading figures in public life and also frequently … Read more

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