The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
From a Norman French form of the ancient Germanic name Aveza, derived from a short form of one or more compound names containing the first element av (as in Ava ; the meaning is uncertain). The correspondence in form to the Latin word avis ‘bird’ is coincidental.