Homo Antecessor left footprints as early
as 800.000 years ago. Modern humans from Iberia arrived after the last Ice Age, by 6000 BC rising sealevels had created the island
of Albion. In the Iron Age Celts moved in from Europe.
The Romans invaded England in 43 AD and built the Hadrian
Wall in 122 AD to keep those pesky Scotts out.
The Romans left and Anglo-Saxons moved in. Late in the 10th century Vikings
invaded the land but in 1066 William the Conquerer won the battle of Hastings and took a firm hold of England.
In the 16th
century England competed successfully with other European states to establish colonies and trade in the East and the West and during the
next centuries it build the mighty British Empire.