U.K. History - 08

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   Act of Union      Admiral Nelson      blockade      Dutch      emigrated      Potato Famine      South Africa      Trafalgar      Victoria      Waterloo   

19th century
In 1801, the created a new state called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which united the Kingdom of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland to form a single political entity. The English capital of London was adopted as the capital of the Union.
In 1803, war was declared against France as a consequence of the advent of Napoleon in France and Europe who threatened to invade Britain. In 1805, the Royal Navy won a decisive victory over the French fleet, under the command of , at .The Napoleonic Wars were however a period of great sufferance in Britain largely because of the naval imposed by the Emperor on the island. They ended following Napoleon's final defeat against a coalition led by the Duke of Wellington at in 1815.
In 1837, Queen began a 63-year-long reign which would see Britain reach the zenith of its economic and political power. Exciting new technologies such as steam ships, railroads, photography, and telegraphs appeared, making the world much faster-paced.
In 1846-49, 'The Irish ' as known in Britain, and in Ireland as 'The Great Hunger', left much of the Irish rural population without food. About one million Irish people died and another million , mostly to America.
In 1899-1902, the Boer War took place in between Britain and the settlers (Boers) there, with a final victory for Britain.

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