British culture

The culture of the United Kingdom is rich and varied, and has been influential on culture on a worldwide scale. It is a European state, and has many cultural links with its former colonies, particularly those that use the English language (the Anglosphere). The origins of the UK, as a political union of a formerly independent state, has resulted in the preservation of distinctive cultures in each of the home nations.

Britain, the great nation we know today, was once an island filled with pagans, which were European migrants migrating to Britain from Europe. After many centuries the Celtics arrive from Central Europe to conquer the land. In 43 AD the Romans conquered Britain. Though later the Invasion of the Jutes from Jutland, Angles from South of Denmark and Saxons from Germany divided Britain into the Seven Kingdoms of Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, Essex, Sussex and Kent. This was the Anglo Saxon period that Britain faced. In 793 AD was the first invasion of the Vikings. Though in 1066 was the battle of Hastings where the Norman invaders defeated the Saxons. Later through in time The War of the Roses ends at the Battle of Bosworth which crowned Henry Vll king in 1485. This was the beginning of the Tudor period. In 1603 James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England uniting the two kingdoms. This is where the Stuart period begins. In 1714 George of Hanover, Germany succeeds Queen Anne to the Throne. Though in 1837 Queen Victoria becomes Queen, she was at the age of 18. This is where the Victorian era begins. Modern day Britain takes shape when Britain defeats the Dutch settlers in the Boer War in South Africa, in 1902. Now Britain is a metropolis with a variation of ethnicities, cultures, religious and fundamental views.