A summary of movement and settlement in the UK
Many different groups have come to settle in Britain:
- In the Middle Ages, Normans came as conquerors, Flemings and Germans as traders, and Jewish people as money lenders.
- In Tudor and Stuart times, the first black Britons came to live in England, as well as French Huguenots fleeing persecution.
- In the 19th century, there were large migrations of Irish people as well as Jewish people from Eastern Europe.
- In the 20th century, millions of people have come to live in Britain from the Commonwealth and from the European Union.
A newly arrived couple from the West Indies
- the facts about when and why they came
- how they were treated and how some were discriminated against and attacked
- the effect they have had on Britain's culture, society and economy
By contrast, in the 19th century, many people left Britain to settle abroad.