4th Period British Lit

  • Period: 590 to Dec 31, 1350

    4th Period British Lit

  • 591

    China: Beginning of Bookprinting

  • 597

    St. Augustine founds Christian Monastery at Canterbury, Kent

  • Jan 1, 673

    Bede's Expansion of Christianity in England

  • Jan 1, 712

    Sevile Conquered by the Moors

  • Jan 1, 732

    Charles Martel defeated Moors

  • Jan 1, 750

    Surviving Version of Beowulf found

  • Jan 1, 793

    Vikings Attack Lindisfarne

  • Jan 1, 800

    Peru: Incas build city of Machu Picchu

  • Jan 1, 861

    North Atlantic: Vikings Discover Iceland

  • Jan 1, 871

    Alfred the Great Becomes King of Wessex

  • Jan 1, 975

    Saxon Monks copy Old English Poems into Exeter Book

  • Jan 1, 982

    Greenland: Eric the Red Establishes the First Viking Colony

  • Jan 1, 991

    English Defeated By Danes at the Battle of Maldon

  • Jan 1, 1020

    America: Vikings Leif Erikson explores Canadian Coast

  • Period: Jan 1, 1100 to Dec 12, 1250

    British Lit

    Students complete in groups then add to the classroom timeline.
  • Sep 28, 1106

    Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert

  • Jan 1, 1108

    King Louie VI Crowned king of France

  • Apr 12, 1111

    Pope Paschalis II crowns Henry V, Roman Emporer

  • Jan 1, 1130

    Oxford becomes a center for learning

  • Jan 1, 1154

    Henry II Became King of England

  • Jan 1, 1160

    Robin Hood Born

  • Jan 1, 1170

    Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury Murdered

  • Jan 1, 1208

    Cambridge University founded

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Fredrick II crowned in France, renewing the French struggle for Papacy

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

  • Jan 1, 1220

    The Crusaders of the 6th Crusade surround Jerusalem

  • Jan 1, 1250

    Religious and Secular poetry indicate a reemergence of English

  • Jan 1, 1257

    Matthew Paris, English historian, interviews King Henry III while compiling Chronica Majora

  • Jan 1, 1258

    First Commoners allowed in Parliament

  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to

    Elizabethan Era

  • Jan 1, 1348

    Black Death Swept through England

  • Jan 1, 1381

    Bible First Translated into English

  • Jan 1, 1400

    Richard II, deposed king, is murdered in his prison cell

  • Jan 1, 1429

    France: Joan of Arc leads French in breaking the Siege of New Orleans

  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizabeth I Becomes Queen **

  • Period: Jan 1, 1558 to

    Queen Elizabeth's Reign

  • Period: Apr 23, 1564 to

    William Shakespeare

  • English Civil War Begins

  • Puritans Closed the Theater