Top 10 Darkest Moments in British History

Top 10 Darkest Moments in British History

: Karen Young : Marc Turner
These events cast a long shadow over history. Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 darkest moments in British history.

For this list, we're looking at black marks on the history of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ranging from tragedies at home to unethical conduct abroad. We're looking for key historical moments rather than general practices or principles, so Britain's sweeping policies of colonialism and slavery – while clearly unsettling – do not qualify.

Special thanks to our user WordToTheWes for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest