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England
land of the angels/anglia
first populated 500,000 years ago
connected to Europe by land bridge
populated by Pict, Gael Kingships
Imperialism
1st century A.D. to 445 A.D. Roman invasion and occupation
followed by Saxon Angle Jute Frisian Viking peoples.
Medieval Byzantine-Roman-Greek Empire
A.D. 500 to A.D. 1200, autocracy, with absolute monarchy,
developing art, science, trade, architecture;
constantly at war, enriching nobility enslaving peasants.
Great Britain Empire direct successor of Byzantinism
origins of English law
Western sovereignty
Monarchy
supreme sovereign power
above earthly idea of life death and law
1603 Union of the Crowns
1648 Peace of Westphalia:
formed State sovereign powers –
constitutional or legal independence
government of its own:
Kingdom of England by conquest to
Kingdom of Great Britain 1707 to
United Kingdom England Wales Scotland Ireland 1801
British Empire
Colonialism to Globalisation
British Empire
British Sovereign/Crown claims sovereignty over “Australia” 1770
self-governing Crown Colony
Dominion – independence (Australia) 1901
by 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people,
one-fifth of the world’s population at the time;
almost a quarter of the Earth’s total land area.
Britain’s economic lead diminishes leading to
World War I – 1914-18
Decolonisation begins
British Empire in decline
Imperial Conferences to
Commonwealth of Nations 1926
“association of sovereign nations which support each other
and work together towards international goals”.
Global World War II – 1939-45
War is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it.
The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the almost universal tribal warfare that began well before recorded human history, to wars between city states, nations, or empires.

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