This is a line of countries and territories formerly ruled or administered by the United Kingdom or part of the British Empire, with their independence days. Some countries did not gain their independence on a single date, therefore the latest day of independence is shown with a break down of dates further down. Colonies Country Date Year of Independence Notes Afghanistan 19 August 1919 Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 Antigua and Barbuda 1 November 1981 Australia 1 January 1901 Australia Act 1986 Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia on 16 September 1975. The Bahamas 10 July 1973 Bahrain 15 August 1971 Barbados 30 November 1966 Barbados Independence Act 1966 Belize 21 September 1981 September Celebrations of Belize Botswana 30 September 1966 Brunei 1 January 1984 Canada 1 July 1867 British North America Act 1867, Canada Day Constitution Act, 1982 Cyprus 1 October 1960 16 August 1960, but Cyprus Independence … [Read more...] about List of countries that have gained independence from the United Kingdom
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In a new series, Leicester City historian John Hutchinson continues to uncover the stories behind some of the items in the club’s extensive collection of historic artefacts. Among the many valuable documents in the archives at Leicester City are three very notable letters. Each gives a fascinating insight into the history of football between the 1930s and 1960s. 1937: Sep Smith’s letter In the club’s archives there is a letter which is a startling illustration of how much the life of a top professional footballer has changed over the last 80 years. The letter, written on September 16, 1937, was from the Football League’s Office in Preston. It was addressed to Leicester City’s club secretary George Smith (who later ran the Stamford Arms in Groby). It concerned the club captain and England international Sep Smith. Smith often features in any discussion concerning the best players who ever played for City. His final game for the club was 69 years ago, 20 … [Read more...] about When City received a letter from the President of Zambia
AFTER months of building excitement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now officially married! The vows and rings have been exchanged, and the royal couple jetted off on their honeymoon to enjoy some quality time together. Where did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on their honeymoon? It hasn’t been announced where the couple flew to for a romantic break after their wedding, but the plans will have to wait after the newly-weds delayed their travels for a series of royal engagements. Now they've returned, a few countries were rumoured to be their destination of choice although the exact location is still being kept under wraps. The couple have returned from their mystery destination, with Prince Harry already back on royal duties. The newly-wed attended a summer gala dinner on Thursday June 7, hosted by David Walliams for charity On Side Youth Zones. Held at Kensington Palace, the Prince didn’t have to travel far. He gave a speech at the event, and guests noticed he … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s honeymoon – did the Royal Wedding couple head to Canada?
Portraits of the Lion and the Great She Elephant — King Mswati III and his mother — stare down from the wall of the immigration office. The animal print pattern of the king’s tribal dress seems a world away from the border-bureaucracy of entry stamps and customs forms, but it’s part of the dichotomy of traditional and modern that makes Swaziland so intriguing. Even the name “Swaziland” is out of date. 2018 marks 50 years of independence for this southern African nation, and on 19 April King Mswati seized the opportunity afforded during his speech at the Golden Jubilee — which happily coincided with his own 50th birthday — to tell the world that he was renaming his country eSwatini. The ‘e’ is lowercase. When you’re the last absolute monarch in Africa, you have that kind of prerogative. I’d arrived in Swaziland (as was) just one day prior to the 50:50 Celebration, the double jubilee — for king and country … [Read more...] about For King and Country: As Swaziland celebrates 50 years of independence, the king took to the stage to make an astonishing announcement
The wait for the 2018 Fifa World Cup is very nearly over with only a couple of weeks to go until the tournament begins. England were put in Group E during last December's draw in Moscow and will pit their wits against Belgium, Tunisia and Panama for a place in the knockout stages. You can find details about each team, the World Cup group they will be in and our prediction on who makes it through here. Group A - Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay RUSSIA When the Russians launched their bid to host the World Cup for the first time, they were on a high after reaching the semi-finals at the 2008 European Championship. Times have changed. Russia go into the draw as the lowest-ranked of the 32 teams, having failed to advance past the group stage of any tournament since 2008. Ambitious talk of reaching the quarter-finals or even semi-finals has faded. There are off-field problems too, with reports of disputes between players and the coach. Hooligan rampages at Euro 2016 … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 groups: Our predictions and latest analysis