British history

  • 43

    Roman conquest

    First visited by Julius Caesar, 55 BC, gradually conquered from around 43 AD. Wall of Hadrian.
  • 259

    Gallic empire

    Replaces Roman rule.
  • Period: 793 to 1066

    Viking invasions

    Viking era from Lindisfarne to Stamford bridge.
  • 995

    Canut the great

    Danish king. Stop the tide.
  • Period: 1027 to 1066

    William the conqueror

    Invades England, grabs the throne.
  • Period: 1157 to 1199

    Richard Lionsheart

    Crusader. King when Robin Hood lived.
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Document limits king's power.
  • Period: 1337 to 1453

    The Hundred Years War

    Against France.Joan of Arc.
  • Period: 1491 to 1547

    Henry VIII

    Ruled England, protestant reformation.6 wives.
  • Period: 1533 to

    Queen Elizabeth I

    Virgin queen, greates monarchs.
  • Period: 1564 to

    William Shakespeare

    Greatest English speaking writer in history, England's national poet. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet.
  • Period: 1570 to

    Guy Fawkes

    Tried to blow up James I during opening of Parliament.
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament.November 5th.
  • Start of the industrial revolution

    Starts in UK.
  • Period: to

    Horatio Nelson

    Efforts in Napoleon wars.
  • Battle of Trafalger

    Napoelon wars.Sea. (Navy battle). Nelson.
  • Period: to

    Queen Victoria

    Created British empire. Victorian Era. Lots of children.
  • Irish potato famine

    Failing crops.
  • Period: to

    Winston Churchill

    Leader of Britain during WWII. Best known statesman of the 20th century.
  • Titanic

    Hit an iceberg. Built in UK, going to New York.
  • Ther easter rising

    Irish independence war.
  • Antibiotics

    First time we can treat bacterial infections. Flemming.
  • The Battle of Britain

    WWII. German attack on Britain. Bombing. Luftwaffe v RAF.