A Bird Came Down the Walk

The British History
Part I. The Dawn of Civilization to the Norman Conquest
Section I. Ancient Britain
  Stonehenge, the circular arrangement of large stones near Salisbury, England, was probably built in three stages between about 3000 and 1000 BC by the Beakers.
  In 123, Roman Emperor Hadrian began building a wall to keep the warlike northern tribes out of Roman territory. After the Romans left in 410 AD, Celtic culture again became predominant, and Roman civilization in Britain rapidly disintegrated(解体).

Section II. Anglo-Saxon England
  The Celtic hero King Arthur led his Round Table Knights to fight against the invasion of Anglo-Saxons.
  The coming of Vikings
  The Vikings from Scandinavia, were daring, skillful sailors and frightening warriors. For 300 years, from 800 AD to 1100, they terrorized much of northern Europe.

Section III. The Norman Conquest
  Normans originally meant Northmen who were related to the Danish people in blood. Some groups of them invaded France and settled on the northern coast of France. There they were absorbed into French culture and spoke French and finally established the dukedom of Normandy.

Part II. The Medieval Age
  Henry II (1154-1189) strengthened the government. He is the founding-father of British Common Law and introduced the jury system to British law.
  In 1265 Simon, brother-in-law of the new king Henry III (son of John) and the actual ruler of England, called a parliament for the first time in Britain. This is the origin of Parliament in Britain.

Part III. The Reformation of the Church
  Henry VIII initiated the Protestant Reformation in England and established the Church of England in 1534 when the Parliament passed The Act of Supremacy with the monarch as its supreme head.

Part IV. From Capitalism to Imperialism
I. The Elizabethan Age
  In religion, her era is compromise and peace. In 1600 the government granted the English East India Company a monopoly to trade in Asia, Africa,...