Homo Antecessor left footprints as early
as 800.000 years ago. Modern humans from Iberia arrived after the last Ice Age and 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 had to
built the Hadrian Wall in 122 AD to keep those wild and 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.
In new post-WW II order and after the desastrous Suez
Crisis Britain`s global leader role was over.
In 1973 it relectantly joined the EU.
In a 2016 referendum a majority
in England and Wales voted for the UK to leave the EU and go it alone to have Brittania rule the waves again.
will tell if this was a wise decision.