• Jan 17, 800

    Danish Vikings raided Britain

    In 800's Britain was battered by fierce raids of Danish Vikings
  • Period: Jan 17, 871 to Jan 17, 899

    Alfred the Great

    Anglo-Saxon king from 871 to 899. He managed to turn back the viking invaders. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.
  • Jan 17, 1016

    Danish King Canute

    The Danish King Canute conquered England.
  • Jan 17, 1042

    King Edward the Cofessor

    King Edward the Confessor took throne.He was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England and is usually regarded as the last king of the House of Wessex
  • Jan 1, 1066

    William the Duke of Normandy

    William the Duke of Normandy invaded England after King Edward the Confessor died.
  • Jan 17, 1066

    King Edward Died

    King Edward died without heir which lead to corruption.
  • Oct 17, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    The battle of Hastings was between the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons
  • Period: Jan 17, 1154 to Jan 17, 1189

    King Henry II

    King Henry II ruled from 1154-1189. His attempt to bring the church courts under control was abandoned after the murder of Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170.
  • Jan 17, 1155

    King Henry II marries

    King Henry marries Eleanor of Aquaitaine. Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. She was also thequeen of France and England.
  • Period: Jan 17, 1189 to Jan 17, 1199

    Richard the Lionhearted

    Richard the Lionhearted was the king of the Third Crusade.
  • Period: Jan 17, 1199 to Jan 17, 1216

    John takes the throne

    When Richard died, his younger brother John took the throne. John ruled from 1199-1216. He attempted to seize the crown while Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in Austria. Richard forgave John and when on lying on his deathbed he crowned his brother as his successor.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    15 Jun 1215- Creation of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was a document guaranteed certain basic political rights. John was forced to sign it.
  • Nov 17, 1295

    Meeting at Westminister in London

    November 1295, knights, burgesses, bishops, and lords met together at Westminister in London (now called the Model Parliament)
  • Period: Jan 17, 1300 to Jan 17, 1400

    House of Lords and House of Commons

    1300-1400-house of lords and house of commons is created. The house of lords was the nonelective, upper house of the British Parliament, comprising the lords spiritual and lords temporal and the house of commons was the elective, lower house of the Parliament of Great Britain.