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Twenty five more years and now there was a depression but also some incredible inventions which made such a difference to the lives of ordinary people. There was another world war, not unnaturally called the Second World War, but this was so different from the First.. Soldiers fought again but not in trenches this time and aeroplanes allowed the enemy to bomb towns and cities in Britain. Food was scarce so large convoys of ships would bring supplies across the Atlantic Ocean and risk being sunk by German submarines. On the brighter side, radio and television began. We had 5 monarchs but one was never crowned.

At the start of this period of history, the estimated population of England (to the nearest million) was 36 million or 9 million houses on our strange method, explained in the Mesolithic Age introduction.

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