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  • British History Timeline -

    A guide to the periods referred to on this site

    Prehistoric Britain (5000 BC - c. 100 BC)
    Britain before the Romans came: stone, bronze, iron ages, construction of stonehenge, earthworks, Druids, the Celts.
    Iron Age
    751 BC - AD 42
    Roman Britain (55 BC - 410 AD)
    From Julius Caesar's first attempt at conquest to the final days of Roman administration in Britain: rebellion, subjugation, advent of Christianity, barbarian invasions, withdrawal.
    Romano Britain
    AD 43 - 409
    Early British Kingdoms (410 - 598)
    After the Roman influence ceased, the activities of the British people: westward movement, intrigues & alliances, power struggles, explosion of missionary activities, plague, Saxon invasions.
    Invaders - Saxon
    410 - 1065
    Early British Kingdoms (599 - 937)
    Continuing activities of the British people: further westward movement, more intrigues & alliances, more power struggles, more Saxon invasions, religious strife with Roman Catholicism.
    Anglo Saxon England (597 - 687)
    The coming of St. Augustine, triumph of Rome-oriented Christianity, Saxon control of island, rise of Mercia, Offa's Dyke.
    Anglo Saxon England (688 - 801)
    Rise of Wessex, King Ine establishes his law, Venerable Bede, Viking invasions.
    Anglo Saxon England (802 - 898)
    Triumph of Egbert, development of Wessex dynasty, Viking wars, Alfred the Great, St. Swithun, Peace of Wedmore, the Danelaw.
    Anglo Saxon England (899 - 977)
    Athelstan, St. Dunstan, growth of monasteries, more Viking wars, Battle of Brunanburh
    Anglo Saxon England (978 - 1066)
    Aethelred the Unready, Danegeld, Danes gain English crown, Edward the Confessor, rise of the Godwins, Westminster Abbey, Harold and William at Hastings.
    Medieval Britain (1066 - 1484)
    Conquest, consolidation, feudal system, Magna Carta, codification of laws, individual rights, Welsh & Scottish wars, murder of a king, Black Plague, Hundred Years War, Peasant's Revolt, religious unrest, Princes in the Tower, Wars of the Roses.
    Anglo-Normans- Medieval
    1066 - 1215
    The Middle Ages
    1216 - 1347
    Late Medieval
    1348 - 1484
    The Reformation & Restoration Period (1485 - 1689)
    Emergence of Britain into modern era: rise of Tudors, Dissolution of Monasteries, religious struggles, discovery, Elizabeth 1, unification of Scottish & English crown, overthrow and restoration of monarchy.
    1485 - 1602
    1603 - 1713
    The Age of Empire (1689 - 1901)
    Bill of Rights, limits on monarchy, political awakening, war with colonies, expansion of empire, Gothic revival, industrial revolution, scientific development, literary & artistic golden age.
    1714 - 1836
    1837 - 1900
    Early 20th Century
    1901 - 1944
    Post WW II Post WWII
    1945 - 2002