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.
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
(1997: 80852;2007: 172427; 2010: 235251)Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.English: nickname from Middle English, Old French pris ‘excellent, noble, highly valued (person)’.