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Expeditions of Julius Caesar to England
55-54 BC
Invasion by the Emperor Claudius
43
South and east of England conquered by Romans
47
Foundation of London
c.50
Revolt of Boundicca and the Iceni
61
Conquest of Wales, the north and parts of Scotland
70-84
Hadrian's Wall begun
c.122
Antonine Wall begun
c.143
Emperor Constantine the Great proclaimed at York
306
Romans withdraw troops from Britain
410
Invasion by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes
c.450-550
St Augustine's mission arrives in Kent
597
Synod of Whitby
664
Death of Bede
735
Accession of Offa in Mercia
757
Viking raids on Linisfarne, Jarrow and Iona
793-5
Viking/Danish armies conquer England
865-78
King Alfred defeats Danes
878
Death of Alfred the great
899
Edward and Aethelflaed reconquer most of Danelaw
910-20
Athelstan becomes king
924
Dunstan becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
960
King Swei leads Danish invasion
1003
Cnut becomes king of all England
1016
Death of Cnut
1035
Edward the Confessor becomes king
1042
Harold becomes Earl of Wessex.
1053
Edward dies, Harold II becomes king. The Norman invasion. Battle of Hastings: Harold killed, William the Conqueror becomes king.
1066
Harrying of the north
1069-70
Domesday Book survey carried out
1086
First civil war in England
1138-53
Henry of Anjou (later Henry II) marries Eleanor of Aquitaine
1152
Thomas Becket becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
1162
Murder of Becket
1170
Richard I on crusade and held captive in Germany
1189-94
Magna Carta; civil war in England
1215
Accession of Henry III
1216
Henry III captured at the battle of Lewes
1264
de Montford killed at battle of Evesham
1265
Accession of Edward I
1272
Edward's conquest of Wales
1282-84
Edward invaded Scotland
1296
Rebellion by William Wallace in Scotland
1297
Accession of Edward II
1307
Scotish victory at Bannockburn
1314
Death of Stephen, accession of Henry II
1154
The Hundred years War begins
1337
English victory at Crecy
1346
English captures Calais
1347
The Black Death reaches England
1348
English victory at Poitiers
1356
The Peasants' Revolt
1381
Richard II's 'tyranny'
1397-99
Henry IV deposes Richard II
1399
Chaucer dies
1400
Accession of Henry V
1413
English victory at Agincourt
1415
English counquests of Normandy
1419-20
Accession of Henry VI
1422
Henry VI marries Margaret of Anjou
1445
The War of the Roses
1455-85
William Caxton's first printed book in England
1477
The death of Edward V
1483
The battle of Bosworth; Richard III dies; accession of henry VII and establishment of Tudor dynasty
1485
Accession of Henry VIII
1509
English victory over the Scots at Flodden
1513
Thomas Wolscy appointed Lord Chancellor
1515
Catherine of Aragon divorce crisis begins
1527
Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn
1533
Act of Supremacy
1534
Dissolution of the Monasteries; The Pilgrimage of Grace
1536
Union of England and Wales
1536/1543
Accession of Edward VI
1547
First Book of Common Prayer
1549
Accession of Mary Tudor
1553
Persecution of Protestants
1555-8
Accession of Elizabeth I
1558
Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
1587
Spanish Armada
1588
Accession of James I; English and Scotish crowns united
1601
Gunpowder Plot
1605
The Authorised Version of the Bible published
1611
Ascendancy of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
1617-28
Pilgrim fathers sail to America
1620
Accession of Charles I
1625
Parliament publishes "Petition of Right"
1628
Charles I governs without Parliament
1629-40
Long Parliament summoned
1640
Civil War
1642-49
Execution of Charles I
1649
The common wealth
1649-53
Cromwell in Ireland
1649-50
The Protectorate
1653-60
Oliver Cromwell dies; succeeded by his son Richard
1658
Restoration of Charles II
1660
Church of England restored
1662
Great Plague
1665
Great Fire of London
1666
Titus Oates and Popish Plot
1678
The Exclusion Crisis; Whig and Tory parties emerge
1679-81
Accession of James II
1685
The Glorious Revolution
1688
Battle of the Boyne; William II defeats James II in Ireland
1690
Death of Mary; Bank of England founded
1694
Accession of Anne
1702
Accession of Anne
1702
Battle of Blenheim
1704
Union of England and Scotland
1707
Accession of George I
1714
Jacobite rebellion by 'the Old Pretender' fails
1715
The South Sea bubble
1720
John Wesley's 'conversion'; start of Methodism
1738
Fall of Walpole as prime minister
1742
Jacobite Rebellion by 'Bonnie Prince Chariie' fails
1745-46
Battle of Culloden, last battle on British soil
1746
Capture of Quebec
1759
Boston tea party
1773
American War of Independence
1775-81
Australian penal settlements established
1788
French Revolution
1789
Australian penal settlements established
1788
French Revolution
1789
Union with Ireland
1801
War against Napoleon
1803-15
Battle of Trafalgar
1805
Battle of Waterloo
1815
Peterloo massacre
1819
Stockton to Darlington railway, the first reguiar railway
service
1825
Great Reform Bill
1832
Accession of Queen Victoria
1837
Chartist riots
1839
Irish potato famine starts
1844
Repeal of the Corn Laws opens the way for establisment of
free trade
1846
Great Exhibition
1851
Crimean War
1854-56
Indian Mutiny
1858
Death of Albert, the Prince Consort
1861
Dominion of Canada established
1867
Disraeli buys Suez Canal shares (canal opened in 1869)
1875
Victoria proclaimed Empress of India
1876
British forces invade and occupy Egypt
1882
Death of General Gordon at Khartoum
1885
Issue of Home Rule for Ireland splits the Liberal party
1886
Boer War; Britain has new acquired a huge Africanempire,
running from the Cape to Egypt and from West Africa to Kenya
1899-1902
Death of Victoria, accession of Edward VII
1901
Reforming Liberal government in power; Liberal landslide in 1906 election
1905-15
Labour party formed
1906
George V becomes king and emperor
1910
Britain enters World War I
1914
Battle of the Somme
1916
Battle of Passchendaele
1917
End of World War I (11 November)
1918
Gandhi begins all-India civic disobedience campaign
1919
Establishment of the Free Irish State
1922
First Labour government
1924
General Strike; dominion status defined, confirming the
existence of a self-governing 'Commonwealth' and a
dependent 'Empire'
1926
Financial crisis
1931
Abdication of Edward VIII; accession of George VI
1936
Britain enters World War II
1939
Churchill becomes prime minister; British withdrawal from Dunkirk; Battle of Britain, defeat of German invasion plan
1940
End of war; landslide Labour victory heralds foundation of the welfare state; Attlee becomes prime minister
1945
Normandy Landings: D-Day
1944
Successful allied North Africa campaign
1943