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  • British Navy

  • Formed in 1660 – Known as Senior Service – United Kingdoms Naval Warefare Force

  • Was the world’s largest navy till End of WWII when the US Surpassed it.

  • Toward the end of Cold war – turned into mostly Anti – Submarine Sub Hunting Force

  • As of 2016, The British Royal navy has

    • 2 amphibious Transport Docks

    • 4 ballistic Missle Sub marines

    • 7 Nuclear Fleet Submarines

    • 6 guided Missle Destroyers

    • 13 Frigates

    • 15 counter-mine vessels

    • 22 patrol vessels

    • 77 Commissioned Vessels

Old British Postcards of British Navy
Postcards of British Navy

  • Royal Navy was created in 1707 – by the 1707 Acts of Union in Great Britan

  • In 1775 – 1783 in the War for the Early United States – the Early British Navy Obliterated the Small Continental navy of the Americas

  • Scurvy was Eliminated from the British navy in the 1790’s From the work of Gilbert Blane – Lemon Juice

  • During the Industrial revolution – 1859 – Great time of Ship Building – estimated to have the size of 1000 ships.

  • In WWI – British Navy handled the German Blockade – also Mined the North Sea –

  • At the start of WWII the British navy was the Largest in the World it consisted of

    • 7 Aircraft carriers

    • 15 battleships

    • 66 cruisers

    • 184 Destroyers

    • 45 Patrol Vessels

    • 60 Submarines

 

  • British Royalty

    • George I ( 1660 – 1727)   Marrieds to Sophia Dorthea of Brunswick – Luneburg ( 2 children ) – Ruled for 12 Years

    • George II ( 1683 – 1760)  Married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg ( 8 Children) – Strelitz – ruled for 33 Years

    • George III ( 1738 – 1820)  Married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg ( 15 Children)  – Ruled for 59 Years

    • George IV ( 1762 – 1830)  Married to Maria Fitzherbert – No Children, Caroline of Brunswick ( 1 daughter) Ruled 10 Years

    • William IV ( 1765 – 1837)  Married to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (  2 Daughters ) Ruled 7 years

    • Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) Married to Albert of Saxe – Coburg ( 9 Children)  Ruled 63 Years

    • Edward VII ( 1841 – 1910 )  Married to Alexandra of Denmark ( 6 Children)  Ruled 9 years

    • George V ( 1865 – 1936 )  Mary of Teck ( 6 Children) Ruled 25 years

    • Edward VIII ( 1894 – 1972 )  Married to Wallis Simpson ( No Children)  – Abdicated after 326 Days

    • George VI ( 1895 – 1952) Married to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon ( 2 Daughters) Ruled 15 Years

    • Elizabeth II ( 1926 – still Living) married to Prince Phillip of Greece ( 4 Children ) Ruling Till present 67 Years +

Queen Alwxandra of England Empress Maria of Russia
Queen Alwxandra of England Empress Maria of Russia

 

 

Here is a very abbreviated List of Some of the Most Famous British Actors in the Movie and Theater Industry.  The complete list is very impressive on the number of actors that have contributed to the Movie Industry.  This list is from the Period that Old British Postcards were available.

Buy Postcard Movie Gone with the Wind
Buy Postcard Movie Gone with the Wind

  • British Exhibition

  • Refered to as The Great Exhibition – Crystal Palace Exhibition – held in Hyde Park London United Kingdom in 1851

  • It was the first in a whole series of world fairs

  • It was Organized by Queen Victoria’s Husband – Prince Albert

  • Was Kept in the Crystal Palace – Largest green House in the World – built by architect Joseph Paxton – The Greenhouse was such a success it even rivaled the Exhibition itself

  • Was designed by thin Steel rods that contained plate glass – to create the Green House – 1850 Feet Long and 128 feet High

  • There were 13,000 Exhibits

  • 6 Million People Visited – average daily attendance of approx 40,000 people

  • In India Exhibit – Mountain of light Diamond – Worlds largest diamond

  • The profits from the Exhibition funded – Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum

  • Crystal Palace that was rebuilt was destroyed by fire in 1936

  • The great exhibition was a tribute to the Industrial revolution

  • Was the First International Exhibit of Any Kind

  • Great Inventions of the Times were displayed – Steam Engines-Western Railway locomotive-drills-stamping machines-lathe-Steam tractors.

  • Giant Stuffed Elephant from India – MaCormick Reaper from the US – ice cream machine

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British empire

  • Called Largest Empire in the World – said that the Sun never sets on the British Empire

  • By 1913 – controlled over 412 Million people was a quarter of the Worlds population

  • By 1920 it controlled over One-Quarter of The worlds territory

  • Much of English expansion was based on being able to colonize and then Use territories natural resources – Gold – Diamonds-spices – lumber-slaves-cotton-coal-many natural resources

  • If You look at it from a business perspective you have to admire how from a Small Island Country they could Manage so much of the Worlds Population and lands

  • The Caribbean was very Lucrative for England – Sugar plantations ran by Slave labor – sugar was the white Gold

  • Hudson Bay company – which dealt with furs from the Americas and Canada Wildernesses

  • Royal African Company – Which provided Slaves to the Caribbean and the America Plantations

  • British Empire Abolished Slavery in 1807

  • Sports invented by the British – Soccer, Table Tennis, Cricket, Tennis, Hockey, Golf, Rugby

  • English is spoken by over 100 countries, 1 – 2 Billion People – Due to the Global Influence of the British Empire

  • Britain invented and propelled forward the Train and the Telegraph

  • Outlawed in 1829 – Sati – Widow Burning – The Custom that when the Husband would die – The wife would burn herself alive at his burial

  • Old British Empire stood alone against Hitler – Nazi

  • British Empire created a lot of Global wealth – 7 of the Richest Countries in the world – Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Egypt, Ghana, Sudan, Nigeria, and South Africa

  • She Brought Democracy across the face of the World

  • John Hawkins first recorded Slave trader in 1563

  • First convicts were used to man Plantations – But the need was too great – Slavery became prominent

  • Portugal and Britan were the major Players in the Slave Business – the majority of slaves introduced into the United States were from these two countries

  • Slave ships – were originally cargo ships that were converted to the cargo being slaves nicknamed – Guineamen

  • Description from an eye witness of a Slave ship

  • How many Slaves Died on Slave Ships – Numbers suggest – 1.5 million Slaves died on Ships –

  • Slave Triangle Consisted of Three Major destinations

  • Departing from European Ports – to the West Coast of Africa – Then to the America 6 – 8 month Trip – to sell and exchange slaves for goods – sugar, coffee, tobacco, rice, and Cotton – then back to European ports then the home goods for sale. 1753

Slave Market St Augustine Florida
Slave Market St Augustine Florida

  • British cathedrals

  • 20 Catholic cathedrals in Great Britan –

  • 47 Church of England cathedrals in Great Britan

  • 27 Catholic cathedrals in Ireland

  • 30 Church of God Cathedrals in Ireland

Old British cathredrals Postcards
Old British cathedrals Postcards

 

  • British Post office

  • When it began – Money was paid by the receiver – the Letter not buying postage

  • Penny Black Stamp – was the first Paid postage – Mail now could be sent free to the Receiver in Stamp was present in 1840

  • 0ver 200 British Mailboxes were painted Gold after Britains win in 2012 Olympics

  • At one time 2 million Old British Postcards were delivered Daily – at one-time mail was delivered 7 times a day

  • Originated in 1616 by King Charles II

  • The invention of the adhesive postage stamp in 1837 – it was by Sir Roland hill

  • In 1914 the British Post Office had over 250,000 people a combination of Military and workers

 

  • British Museum

  • British Museum was founded in 1753

  • Had its own Subway – Tube station for over 30 Years

  • One of the First Buildings to have Electric Lights

  • Its whole Collection was moved for safety during in WWII in Bombproof Shelters

  • Is Englands most popular Tourist Attraction – 6.5 Million Visitors a year

 

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Old Postcards United Kingdom / UK/ England History

DateEventsDescriptionNumber of PostcardsEbay Postcards Over 4 Million PostcardsLink
1863First Underground Train - London PostcardsFirst In London8Postcards
1912Stainless Steel PostcardsInvented
1914English WWI Postcards
Enters WWI
Enters war228Postcards
1939English WWII Postcards
Enters WWII
Enters war69Postcards
1979Margaret Thatcher PostcardsBecome Prime Ministers6Postcards
1985Bradford Fire PostcardsStadium Fire3Postcards
1996UEFA Euro 1996 PostcardsEngland Host30Postcards
1997Tony Blair Prime Minister Postcards35Postcards
1997Diana Dies PostcardsPrincess Diana of Wales696Postcards
2003England Wins Rugby Cup PostcardsDefeating Austrailia36Postcards
2005Bombing Londons Subways PostcardsPublic Transportation30Postcards
20122012 Summer Olympics PostcardsLondon28Postcards

 

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Leeds England PostcardsEngland$ 6.61$ 92.43 / .21645Postcards
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