The British Isles have a rich history going back thousands of years. Stonehenge and other examples of prehistoric culture are all that remain of the earliest inhabitants of Britain. Celtic people called Britons settles in Britain. They built villages and hill forts, and used iron weapons and tools. Celts called Gaels lived in Ireland.
In 1721 Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first Prime Minister.
Historically 'united kingdom' begins life in informal use during the 18th century to describe the newly combined nation of England and Scotland.
In 1825 World's first railway opens between Stockton and Darlington. In 1837 Queen Victoria becomes Queen at the age of 18. In 1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman prime minister. 1883 First electric railway start.