Britain Essay Topics

Two stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes, however, sends the poisonous snake back to Dr. Roylott so it bites and kills him instead. I think Victorians would have been disgusted with how Dr. Roylott murdered his stepdaughter out of greed and they would have lost all respect for him because he acted so immorally. However, I think they would have… View Article

Pre-1914 literature Arthur Conan Doyle

The previous pair of quotes significantly carries the Victorian assumption of evil and mysterious foreigners. Victorians associated drugs with the Far East: “As I entered, a swallow of Malay attendant”, “and the rascally Lascar who runs it has sworn to have vengeance upon me. ” Both these quotes suggest similar nature in the Victorian attitude… View Article

A fixed exchange rate

In the light of recent British economic experience, critically assess the view that allowing the pound to float is better for Britain than having a fixed exchange rate. The UK government can choose to ‘fix’ or ‘float’ the exchange rate. But what do these terms mean? Which method is ‘better’ than the other? By defining… View Article

How is British Culture Represented within Little Britain?

In this essay I will be exploring how British culture is represented in the series Little Britain. Little Britain is a well known sketch comedy that is comprised of mainly two characters; Matt Lucas and David Williams. The title is known to have been derived from a combination of ‘Little England’ and ‘Great Britain’. The… View Article

The rise of Single Parenthood in Contemporary Britain

Sociology has given us insights into our understanding of the rise in single parenthood in Contemporary Britain. Single-parent families have become increasingly common in Britain. According to government statistics, in 1961, 2 per cent of the population lived in households consisting of a lone parent with dependent children, but by 1998 this had more than… View Article

World War Two in Britain

How accurate would it be to say that for children, during World War Two in Britain, evacuation was a miserable and unhappy experience? Most children had to leave their members of their families behind to go and live in the country away from the bombing. A mother of four, Charlotte, had not seen her children for… View Article

Britishness tests

A) One reason why David Blunkett wants to introduce the ‘Britishness Tests’ is because he feels that understanding the UK’s way of life will help immigrants to take part in the British society. Assimilation is increasing as the ethnic minorities are adopting the mainstream culture of the British society. This may show that as immigrants… View Article

A sociological investigation into cohabitation in Britain today

In my coursework I shall conduct a sociological investigation into cohabitation in Britain today. This is expanded from my previous coursework, which updated past research into the stigmas attached to cohabitation. It interests me to investigate whether facts and opinions of cohabitation have changed over time. To achieve this aim I shall look at the… View Article

Britain During The Inter-war Years

After the First World War Britain suffered economically. This was due to its material export sales being reduced as trade was severely disrupted in the war years encouraging customers to shop elsewhere for their goods such as Japan and other countries who took advantage of Britain’s uncertainty and added taxes to their imports. Britain was… View Article

Modern Britain

Being able to come to a believable conclusion about this statement could be quite hard due to the many definitions of religion and secularisation in the first place. There are so many different definitions for these that defining it correctly once aren’t the case. However secularisation is overall seen to be the decline in importance… View Article

Newspaper article to evaluate

Newspaper article to evaluate and review the purpose of faith schools in multi-faith and multicultural Britain. Faith schools in Britain are schools that teach general national curriculums but using religious principles and aims within their teaching. The extremities of these principles vary between different faiths and different schools. The term “faith schools” was first used… View Article

Britain is a sexist society

Sexism is prejudice or animosity towards gender, institutionally or personally. The term is most often used for women, but it is generally aimed for all genders. In the United Kingdom, in the past few years 72% of women claimed they got abused due to their workplaces. Compared to 67% in 2002, 72% of women said… View Article

The British Raj

The rise of the British Empire is why India’s economy is the third largest economy today. The British Raj has lasted many centuries and led to numerous transformations in the Indian economy. Britain changed India’s economy including, technology, agriculture, employment opportunities, and introduced the country to world trade. British imperialism made dramatic changes in India… View Article

Level of strike incidence in Britain

Account for the much lower level of strike incidence in Britain in recent years. Are strikes ‘withering away’ as a feature of British industrial relations? Strikes are often seen as workers most powerful weapon in a dispute because of the financial loss imposed upon the employer. They can generally be defined as a ‘collective withdrawal… View Article

Britain In 1790

In 1790, Britain and Spain faced off over rights to exploit the Pacific. Spain seized ships and a trading post in Nootka Sound, claiming the Pacific by right of prior discovery confirmed by Papal Bulls. However, Spain found her position untenable. She needed allies, but France was in the throes of her revolution. Acknowledging the… View Article