King Henry VIII had 6 wives: Catherine of Aragon (divorced), Anne Boleyn (executed), Jane Seymour (died), Anne of Cleves (divorced), Kathryn Howard (executed) and Katherine Parr (widowed).
With the Queen as head of state and the Prime Minister wielding political power, the UK employs a constitutional monarchy.
The Bay of Biscay is located off the west coast of France.
Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city by population.
The current prime minister is David William Donald Cameron.
The Great War ended at 11am on the 11th November 1918. Officially over 10,000 men were killed, wounded or went missing before the ceasefire came into effect (the German delegation had signed the Armistice agreement at 05.10).
Sir Timothy Berners-Lee made the first connection between an HTTP client and server in December 1990.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952.
She belongs to the House of Windsor.
The Queen has overseen 12 Prime Ministers: Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Sir Alex Douglas-Home, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.
The current shadow Lord Chancellor is Rt Hon Sadiq Khan.
Margaret Thatcher said that she would never see a female Prime Minister in her lifetime, only to become one herself a decade later.
The UK possesses 14 overseas territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
Whilst destroying swathes of the city, only 6 people died in the Great Fire of London.
The British Empire and the Russian Empire engaged in the Great Game.
Contrary to popular opinion, the presence of a cathedral does not lead to its host town to become a city. For a city to be an official city in the United Kingdom it must be declared one by the Queen.
The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Battle of Baclava in 1854.
The United Kingdom abolished slavery in 1833.
The Treaty of Union, the treaty that gave birth to the Kingdom of Great Britain, came into being on the 1st May 1707.
The National Health Service costs approximately £106 billion per year.