History of the British in Faeland

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Of all the European cultures and countries to colonize Fealand, the British have had the most enduring imprint and are the only other country in history to have had sole possession of the island, although the British have traditionally had strongest ties to The Shore. Beginning in the 16th Century, English and then British domination varied widely in both cultural and political terms until March 10, 1925 with the Treaty of London. In some respects, due to the status of the Dominion of Litus, the U.K. still has political and cultural ties to the island.

Early Period: New Norwich and The Shore

(15th cent establishment of a port in new norwich, smaller ports, docks, depots, caches, settlements along the southeastern coast. known colloquially as The Shore, but in maps "litus anglicorum")

Colonial Period or Company Rule in Faeland

Lord Brixton, shown with his Faelish valet, Phelan Eileanóra, who wears the traditional crimson headscarf of The Shore.

When colonial governing began in proper fashion under Lord Brixton (turn of the 15/16th centuries), along with settlement in earnest by both British subjects and returning Loyalists from the Americas. At this point we see the crown taking more interest, A Duchy created, a Parliament to attract merchants, and a rather large mercantilist trade between mother country and colony (see British Biscayne Company).

Regal Period

See Demesne Faeland

Beginning in 1802, enough subjects had settled to begin resenting the harsh treatment of the rampaging Duchy to request the formation of a proper union with the UK, creating a Kingdom of Faeland. The Kingdom however, only included the shore (the rest of the island was hardly British, and New Norwich MPs opted out, and remained part of the Crown Colony Faeland, and enjoyed acting as the de facto seat of the Duchy (whose official capital was Alntlöán), the Duchy existed outside of the borders for the most part, with little territory within the Kingdom. Although the Duchy did not exist everywhere, effectively he was the dominant political figure island wide, and Faeland saw much environmental pillaging at this time. Valaduria being the exception, as the largely Spanish population tended to be left alone, and the craggy lands weren't considered overly lucrative. Essentially Faeland was a venn diagram. The entirety was the Crown colony of Faeland, ruled by the Crown through a regent, usually the Duke of Faeland, From this was carved the Kingdom, ruled as part of the UK proper. The Duchy crossed borders from the olony into tkingdom, but not overly so. And finally the Spanish "cauda" was left largely to fend for themselves...

Late Regal

Tracing it's roots back to the Great Irish Potato Famine, the late regal period of colonization was largely a product of the growth of Irish nationalism at the beginning of the 20th century. At this point, Irish in the Dhíall reflected their cousins' actions across the Channel, as well as inspiring local minorities on the island to begin protesting British rule. Among these the Latin, French, Spanish, and native Fáel became increasingly hostile. Culminating in civil unrest and eventual independence (See Treaty of London).