Here We Go Again. His two older siblings are Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Elizabeth Hurley is a model and actress who's known for her role in 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' and for her relationship with Hugh Grant. Ringo Starr first rose to fame in the early s as the drummer for the legendary rock group the Beatles, and is now the richest drummer of all time. He is known for his military service and charitable work. British entrepreneur Richard Branson launched Virgin Records in the early s, eventually building his business into the multinational Virgin Group.
List of English monarchs
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The British Isles became inhabited more than , years ago, as the discovery of stone tools and footprints at Happisburgh in Norfolk has indicated. In the Iron Age , all of Britain south of the Firth of Forth , was inhabited by the Celtic people known as the Britons , including some Belgic tribes e. In 43 AD the Roman conquest of Britain began; the Romans maintained control of their province of Britannia until the early 5th century. The end of Roman rule in Britain facilitated the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain , which historians often regard as the origin of England and of the English people. The Anglo-Saxons , a collection of various Germanic peoples , established several kingdoms that became the primary powers in present-day England and parts of southern Scotland. Raids by Vikings became frequent after about AD , and the Norsemen settled in large parts of what is now England. During this period, several rulers attempted to unite the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, an effort that led to the emergence of the Kingdom of England by the 10th century.
He became king on 21 November , until his death in As a younger man, Edward fought against Simon de Montfort in defence of his father's crown. He went on a Crusade , and his father died as Edward was on his way back. As a ruler, he improved the laws and made Parliament regular, and more important. He conquered Wales , and subdued the Welsh by brutal policies.
But England entered the period known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth , and the country was a de facto republic led by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland. Charles spent the next nine years in exile in France, the Dutch Republic and the Spanish Netherlands. The political crisis that followed Cromwell's death in resulted in the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited to return to Britain.