3rd Period British Lit

  • 542

    Byzantine Empire; Plague kills half the population of the capitol, Constantinople

  • Period: 542 to Dec 31, 1264

    British Lit Timeline: 3rd Period

  • 591

    China: Beginning of Book Printing

  • Jan 1, 750

    **A surviving version of "Beowulf" composed

  • Jan 1, 793

    Vikings Attack Lindisfarne

  • Jan 1, 800

    Incas Build City of Macchu Picchu

  • Jan 1, 861

    North Atlantic: Vikings Discover Iceland

  • Jan 1, 900

    Western Europe: Feudalism Develops

  • Jan 1, 975

    Saxon Monks Copy OE Poems into The Exeter Book

  • Jan 1, 991

    English Defeated by Danes

  • Jan 1, 1000

    New Middle Class Formed

  • Jan 1, 1020

    Leif Ericson Explores Canada

  • Jan 1, 1066

    William the Conqueror is King of England

  • Jan 2, 1066

    William the Conqueror, "Duke of Normandy," successfully invaded England and became King William I

  • Aug 5, 1100

    Coronation of King Henry I

  • Jan 1, 1105

    Henry I Invades Normandy

  • Jan 1, 1150

    Henry, Son of Matilda, becomes Duke of Normandy (Henry II)

  • Jan 1, 1152

    Henry Marries Eleanor of Aquitaine and becomes ruler of Aquitaine

  • Jan 1, 1160

    Robin Hood Born

  • Jan 1, 1170

    Thomas Beckett was murdered by Henry II's Men

  • Jan 1, 1200

    King John Marries Isabella

  • Jan 1, 1201

    King John Permits Jews to Live Freely in England

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

  • Jan 1, 1264

    Henry III was forced to call the 1st Parliament