Template talk:History of the British Isles

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I've patched up the colours to make it more consistent and appealing. I've also changed the structure so it's no longer a whole string of table rows; instead it is now a series of lists (which is far more appropriate).

Also, I changed mediæval to mediaeval. This is not the eighteenth century. El T 15:56, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Further changed it to medieval to accord with (1) Wikipedia's other articles (including those about Britain), and (2) the fact that the latter spelling is used on ten times as many UK pages as the former, which I think is more than enough to warrant change!

Move request[edit]

Minor issue, maybe not even worth mentioning, but I would like to move the template to something like "History of British Isles". The current name doesn't reflect the whole of the British Isles (i.e. UK is only one political entity among five).

Also, I would like to add a similar solution to what is employed on Template:British Isles, whereby on Ireland-related pages the title can be replaced with a user-defined value. On the British Isles template this is usually "Great Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man", I think for a history-related template the common "History of the Isles" may be more appropriate.

Doing these would, I think (no promises), make a space where the template may (no promises) be welcome on Ireland-related articles. It worked for the British Isles template. --sony-youthtalk 20:36, 1 April 2007 (UTC)


can we get rid of the Stonehenge image? In the large majority of articles transcluding this template, it is completely off topic (go to, e.g., Early Modern Britain and be greeted by a picture of Stonehenge... very appropriate), and it takes up valuable screen space that could be used for an image relevant to the topic. dab (𒁳) 10:28, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree - what suggestions do you have? Perhaps one of the images that merely shows the location? Also, what does the title stand for (i.e. UKHBS ?) --HighKing (talk) 20:08, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
No response to date. I suggest we rename the template if the "UK" part of the template is referring to "United Kingdom". I also propose to change the image to one showing a satellite view of the area? If there's no objections, I'll make the changes in the next couple of days. --HighKing (talk) 18:12, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
if in doubt, show no image at all. People can pick adequate images for each article individually. There is no need to impose one particular image on them via a transcluded template. --dab (𒁳) 13:57, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Major edit[edit]

I just made major edit to this template, mostly modifying links to the most relevant articles however I some were structural changes, and I removed a few articles too. This was to improve the consistency of the importance of the content. If you disagree with any of my edits, please change them manually, to avoid reverting many other useful edits. Regards, Rob (talk) 20:40, 18 October 2013 (UTC)