Top 5 Most Interesting Centuries in British History

kf3

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11th 1066 and all that. normans coming was one of the last things that really made england what it is imo.
20th 1 world cup and 2 world wars
1st conquest and boudica

can't really pick the others, 4-10 is all good and when the celtic culture came would be cool to know more about.
 
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As an American, I would think the late 18th and early 19th century were pretty bad for them with the U.S. running them off and becoming independent. That surely had to hurt their import/export margins pretty hard.
 

Ernest Shackleton

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As an American, I would think the late 18th and early 19th century were pretty bad for them with the U.S. running them off and becoming independent. That surely had to hurt their import/export margins pretty hard.
Early 19th cent is when we kicked Bonaparte arse.
Second half of 18th is when we won the first global war the seven years war.
 

Setanta

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Yanks haven't tried yet, and I hope they never do. Oh, and the French did leave Russia as a defeated army in the end. Doesn't matter much if you win a few battles and lose the war.
Their intervention was decisive in your revolutionary war.

You might have heard of LaFayette.
 

Trail

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Ian Botham's century at Headingley in 1981 to win the Test against Australia in such stunning fashion takes some beating.

Oh woops! Wrong thread.
AB De Villiers leathering every single ball chucked at him. WIndies. January 15th 2015. Kid just fucking took the piss. Every ball was a 4 or a 6.
 
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16th Century - known as the "Golden Age" which saw great strives in British culture including the works of Shakespeare. First;y under Henry VIII we saw one of the most interesting reigns of monarchs ever, everybody knows about his wives the split with the Catholic church etc. Then under the rule of Elizabeth the first we saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada and England begin to expand it's empire which would eventually lead to the worlds largest empire.

17th Century - English civil war ending in the execution of Charles I, the creation of the first British commonwealth, the rule of Oliver Cromwell.

19th Century - saw the height of the British Empire, known as the "Imperial Century", over 400 million people under it's dominion and after defeating Napolean saw Britain without any serious rival. The Victorian era is culturally important and defines many of our traditions and views even to this day, from the white wedding dress to the Christmas tree.

20th Century - World wars and the decline of the British Empire, the ramifications of which define much or the world today.
 
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Four most interesting centuries in US history:

  1. 20th
  2. 19th
  3. 18th
  4. 21st
:lol:
The 22 century is gonna be very intresting..
I truly believe that within 100 years the usa is gonna implode..
Difference between people are to big..
I red an intresting article about iT. That profesized that usa Will implode in like 5 to 7 different nations.
IT was a long article but the core was that americans from different area’s in the usa share nothing with eachother. Different moral code different everything
 
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The 22 century is gonna be very intresting..
I truly believe that within 100 years the usa is gonna implode..
Difference between people are to big..
I red an intresting article about iT. That profesized that usa Will implode in like 5 to 7 different nations.
IT was a long article but the core was that americans from different area’s in the usa share nothing with eachother. Different moral code different everything
Possible but improbable. I actually just made that post as sarcastic humor. The four centuries listed encompass the totality of our history as a nation.