History of Britain

18th Century AD


Date

Event

1701

Parliament passes the Act of Settlement stating that only an Anglican can inherit the throne.

1702

Queen Anne's War between the British and the French in North America begins. England's first daily newspaper, the Daily Courant is founded.

1707

The Act of Union joins Scotland and England into the United Kingdom of Great Britian.

1713

John Needham, an English biologist who would "prove" abiogenesis works is born. Queen Anne's War ends.

1714

Geroge, the German Elector of Hanover becomes King George I, of Britian

1715

Jacobite nobels lead uprisings in Scotland to try to put James Stuart (son of James II) on the throne; Several Edinburgh Ventrue are slaughtered by the Toreadors who back James Stuart

1726

Johnathan Swift publishes "Guliver's Travels"

1727

George II of Great Britian crowned.

1732

Number 10 Downing Street becomes the Prime Minster's official residence

1739

War of Jenkin's Ear commenses between Great Britian and Spain.

1739 - 53

Mansion House built in London

1744

King George's War between the British and French in North America begins.

1745

Second Jocobite rebellion tries to put "Bonnie Prince Charles" on the throne of Scotland and England; again, the rebellion is backed by the Toreadors, who are in opposition to the Ventrue control of Britain

1748

King George's War ends.

1755

French and Indian war begins; Trooping the Colour first performed for George II

1760

George III of Great Britian crowned.

1762

George III (1760 - 1820) makes Buckingham Palace the royal residence

1763

French and Indian War ends.

1768

Captian James Cook leaves England for a three year exploration of the Pacific.

1770

Boston massacre.

1774

Warren Hastings, the first British governor-general of India takes office.

1775

Paul Revere makes his famous ride.

1776

Declaration of Independence

1786

The British government announces it's plans to make Austrialia a penal colony.

1789

Mutiny on the British ship the Bounty.

1791

Catholic Relief Act permits mass, travel, and schools for Catholics in England.


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