1.06 English 12A

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  • 975 BCE

    Beowulf's writing

    Written in England around the times of the 8th and 11th century, the only dates are for the manuscript which was presented between the years of 975 and 1025
  • 410 BCE

    The Anglo Saxon Period

    Being a cultural group that inhabited England in the 5th century, they were composed of Germanic tribes that migrated to that island from Europe.
  • 390 BCE

    The Celts and Romans

    The Romans invaded the Celtic tribes on multiple occasions. Celtic leaders had to make the decision on whether or not they wanted to fight back. After several years of heavy taxes and Romans invading their land, most Celtic tribes desperately wanted to get revenge.
  • 871

    King Alfred The Great

    Although Vikings used to run the majority of Eastern England, King Alfred pushed them back into the North East. King Alfred the Great educated people on using the English language and urged for the finishing of the Anglo-Saxon chronicles.
  • 1066

    The Norman Invasion

    Happening in the 11th century, The Norman Invasion, also known as The Norman Conquest, was an army of French Provinces led by the Duke of Normandy.
  • 1314

    The Battle of Bannockburn

    After the rebellion was sparked from Edward's conquests of Scotland, he met up with Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn. Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland after defeating Edward's army which was twice the size bigger.
  • 1348

    The Black Plague

    After taking down most of Europe and Asia, The Black Plague went after England. It took out between 30% and 45% of the population
  • 1381

    The Peasants Revolt

    After The Black Plague workers were wanted everywhere. After the huge decline of workers, better working conditions were offered although the landowners were still on the fence.
  • 1400

    Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales were written in the Middle English language in the genre Satire. Geoffrey Chaucer was the author. They were published in 1400 but remain unfinished due to Chaucer's death.
  • 1450

    The Printing Press

    The inventor of the printing press was Johannes Gutenberg from Mainz, Germany. He began experimenting with the idea in Strasbourg, France in 1440. Several years later, he went back to Mainz with a commercially ready to use machine.
  • 1497

    Discovery of North America

    Christopher Columbus brought a whole new world to us. His voyages with his Italian navigator led them to discover North America.
  • Publication of Shakespeare's First Folio

    Shakespeare's First Folio that was published came out in the 1600s. It has been said that about half of Shakespeare's work prior to this piece never appeared in print or in plays or etc.
  • The American Revolution

    Leading to the creation of a new nation at the time, The American Revolution was a war between the British colonists in America against Great Britain. The several battles fought resulted in the freedom and Independent country, The United States.
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War happened on United State's soil. The war was between northern states that were loyal to the Union and southern states that seceded from the Union.
  • U.S. Drops First Atomic Bombs

    Killing between 129,000 and 226,000 people in the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States dropped the first bombs.
  • 9-11

    The twin towers were bombed by four terrorist planes. The terrorist group in charge was Al-Queda.