A History of Britain by Fiona Beddall

By Fiona Beddall

Britain is a small state however it has a protracted background. realize how wars, revolutions and faith have replaced its background. examine different nations of the uk and the nice women and men who've formed the British country.

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F) After the Second World War. Chapter 5 1 The world’s first factories were built in Britain in the 18th century. Inside the factories, big machines made cloth much faster than before. They used local wool and cotton from America, too. But these machines did not help the poor workers – only the factory owners got richer. Workingclass families often lived in small, cheap houses in new towns, close to the factories. There was no clean water and illness travelled quickly. Workers did not earn a lot of money, so the children had to work too.

D) Charles I ruled without Parliament for eleven years. (e) The King’s men and Parliament’s men fought for four years. (f) Charles I was killed in a battle against Parliament. (g) After Charles I, Oliver Cromwell ruled England for eight years. (h) Charles II was England’s last Catholic king. 2 These people all helped to shape British government. What did they do? Why were they important? (a) King John (b) Oliver Cromwell (c) George I Chapter 5 1 Read this paragraph about the first factories in Britain.

A) Both King John and King Charles had problems with Parliament. (b) King John wanted strong government, so he wrote the Magna Carta. (c) In 1264, Parliament had more power in England than the King. (d) Charles I ruled without Parliament for eleven years. (e) The King’s men and Parliament’s men fought for four years. (f) Charles I was killed in a battle against Parliament. (g) After Charles I, Oliver Cromwell ruled England for eight years. (h) Charles II was England’s last Catholic king. 2 These people all helped to shape British government.

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