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British Timeline

Neolithic and Bronze Ages
8300 - 750 BC

Iron Age
751 BC - AD 42

Romano Britain
AD 43 - 409

Invaders
410 - 1065

Anglo-Normans
1066 - 1215

The Middle Ages
1216 - 1347

Late Medieval
1348 - 1484

Tudors
1485 - 1602

Stuarts
1603 - 1713

Georgians
1714 - 1836

Victorians
1837 - 1900

Early 20th Century
1901 - 1944

Post WWII
1945 - 2002

Post WWII

Conservatives in power 1951 - 1964

Winston Churchill
The Conservative Party was returned to power with a small majority. It remained in office for thirteen years - increasing its majority when Anthony Eden replaced Churchill as prime minister in 1955. In 1957, Harold Macmillan replaced Eden following the Suez Crisis. 'Supermac' as he was subsequently nicknamed, went on to win the election of 1959, and was briefly succeeded by Alec Douglas-Home in 1963.

The early 1960s are remembered as an age of economic affluence and continued full employment. The standard of living improved steadily throughout the decade, as the global economy enjoyed boom conditions.

The British economy, however, continued to decline in relative terms. By the end of this period there was widespread pessimism about Britain's 'stagnant' economic performance.

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