British Literature: The Middle Ages to 1485

Timeline created by Tesica
In History
  • 143

    Roman invasion of England

    Roman invasion of England
    This actually occurred in AD 43, but the timeline software won't accept two digit years.
  • 420

    end of Roman occupation of Britain

  • 450

    Anglo-Saxon Conquest

  • 597

    St. Augustine arrives in Kent; beginning of Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity

    St. Augustine arrives in Kent; beginning of Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity
  • Aug 5, 787

    First Viking raids occur at Lindisfarne

  • Aug 5, 871

    Reign of King Alfred: 871-899

    Reign of King Alfred: 871-899
  • Aug 5, 1154

    Reign of Henry II: 1154-1189

    Reign of Henry II: 1154-1189
  • Aug 5, 1348

    Black Death spreads across Europe

    Black Death spreads across Europe
  • Aug 5, 1360

    Geoffrey Chaucer: 1360-1400

    Geoffrey Chaucer: 1360-1400
  • Aug 5, 1362

    English first used in law courts and Parliament

  • Aug 5, 1380

    Wycliffe translation of Bible completed

  • Aug 5, 1400

    Richard II murdered

    Richard II murdered
  • Aug 5, 1415

    Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt

  • Aug 5, 1431

    English burn Joan of Arc at Rouen

    English burn Joan of Arc at Rouen
  • Aug 5, 1476

    William Caxton sets up first printing press in England

    William Caxton sets up first printing press in England
  • Aug 5, 1485

    Sir Thomas Mallory's Morte Darthur printed by William Caxton

  • Aug 5, 1485

    Henry VII becomes King and founds the Tudor dynasty

    Henry VII becomes King and founds the Tudor dynasty
    The earl of Richmond defeats the Yorkist king, Richard III, at Bosworth Field and succeeds him as Henry VII, founder of the Tudor Dynasty.
  • Period:
    450
    to
    Aug 5, 1066

    Anglo Saxon Literature

  • Period:
    Aug 5, 1066
    to
    Aug 5, 1200

    Anglo Norman Literature

  • Period:
    Aug 5, 1095
    to
    Aug 5, 1221

    The Crusades

  • Period:
    Aug 5, 1200
    to
    Aug 5, 1485

    Middle English Literature

  • Period:
    Aug 5, 1337
    to
    Aug 5, 1453

    Hundred Years' War

  • Period:
    Aug 5, 1455
    to
    Aug 5, 1485

    Wars of the Roses