England has a rich and complex history that spans thousands of years. The land that is now England was first inhabited by prehistoric tribes, and later saw the rise of various civilizations including the Celts and Romans. In the 5th century CE, the Anglo-Saxons arrived from mainland Europe and established their own kingdoms. The Norman Conquest in 1066 marked the beginning of Norman rule in England and had a significant impact on English society, language, and culture. The medieval period saw the development of English common law, the establishment of the Church of England, and the growth of English literature.
The Tudor dynasty, which ruled from 1485 to 1603, oversaw significant changes in English religion and politics, and saw the rise of Protestantism. The English Civil War in the 17th century marked a turning point in English history, leading to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy.
In more recent times, England played a major role in the Industrial Revolution, becoming a major economic and political power. England was also heavily involved in both World War I and II, and played a leading role in the formation of the European Union. Today, England remains an important player on the world stage, with a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant and diverse society..
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