Category: History UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

British Passports Embrace King’s Name

For the first time in more than 70 years, the wording on British passports is going to change. British passports will be issued in King Charles III’s name. The updated passports are the latest stage in the gradual transition in reigns, with stamps and some coins now carrying the King’s head. Banknotes will begin to…
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British Passports Following Queen Elizabeth’s II Death

The Queen’s death has left the nation in mourning, as Her Majesty passed away aged 96 and marks the end of the longest reign in history. As there will be inevitable changes, a lot of people have been left wondering about changes that come to the likes of money, stamps, and British passports. British passports…
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The UK Political System

The general election will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015. To vote in the election you must be on the electoral register. You can register online or by post. Did you ever wonder how The UK Political System works in fact? While doing the test About the Life in the UK one of the questions subjects can…
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I am D. Catherine of Braganza

Wondering who introduce the custom of drinking “the tea at 5”? It was D. Catharine of Braganza (D. Catarina de Bragança), Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685, as the wife of King Charles II. Read more because D. Catharine did not only introduce the tea at 5 but as well a…
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“Remember remember the fifth of November…”

Guy Fawkes Day, which is also called Bonfire Night. Do you know that Guy Fawkes was a real person? Better speaking, Fawkes was the major conspirator of the Gunpowder Plot. Fawkes and his fellows managed to get 36 barrels of gunpowder into a cellar of the House of Lords. Some Catholics, most famously Guy Fawkes, plotted to blow…
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