U-boat is the anglicised version of the German word U-Boot [ˈuːboːt], a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat". While the German term refers to any submarine, the English one (in common with several other languages) refers specifically to military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in the First and Second world wars.
Vikings or Norse Folk, coming from the area we now call Scandinavia, were known for their seafaring prowess, exploring as far as North America, Africa and the Middle East. From an English point of view, Viking raids and invasions were the scourge of the Saxon Era.
World War One, started in 1914 and went on until 1918. It is said to have changed the world, as it was then known. It began as a classic case of "one thing leading to another", until almost every country in the world became involved in it. Have we learned any thing for WWI? Doesn't look like it.
The tv series "The X-Files" was obviously fiction but during the Cold War years unidentified objects flying over Britain would have been of great concern but today such threat is judged to have lessened.
Zulus The Anglo Zulu war of 1879 was hardly the British Empires finest moment. Although the war eventually resulted with a British victory it was marked at first by some poor decisions and lost battles.
After the Roman Empire divided in 285AD, the Eastern Empire, centred on the city of Byzantium (today Istanbul), survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire by more than a millenium until itself finally falling to the Ottomans in 1453
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Dark Ages In Europe the Dark ages usually refers to the period between the decline of the Roman Empire and rise of the Italian Renaissance - roughly the 5th century to the 14th. Because of records and histories being recorded by the Normans, we more regard 1066 as the end of the Dark Ages in Britain.