History of England

Timeline created by Kelly Villegas
In History
  • -55 BCE

    1st century BC

    1st century BC
    Roman General Julius Caesar invades Great Britain for the first time, gaining a beachhead on the coast of Kent.
  • -55 BCE

    1st century BC

    1st century BC
    Caesar invades for the second time, gaining a third of the country. These two invasions are known as Caesar's invasions of Britain.
  • -43 BCE

    1st century

    1st century
    Aulus Plautius leads an army of forty thousand to invade Great Britain; Emperor Claudius makes Britain a part of the Roman Empire
  • 40

    1st century

    1st century
    Reign of Cunobelinus, an influential king of southern England before the Roman occupation; son of Tasciovanus
  • 756

    8th century

    8th century
    Reign of Cuthred, King of Wessex
  • Jun 8, 793

    8th century

    8th century
    Viking raid on a monastery in Lindisfarne, often taken as the beginning of the Viking age
  • Oct 16, 1016

    11th century

    11th century
    Cnut the Great of Denmark becomes king of all England.
  • 1055

    11th century

    11th century
    The Great Schism/Split of the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1066

    11th century

    11th century
    Battle of Fulford: English forces were defeated by Norse invaders in northeastern England.
  • 1135

    12th century

    12th century
    The Anarchy began, a civil war resulting from a dispute over succession to the throne that lasted until 1153.
  • 1164

    12th century

    12th century
    The Constitutions of Clarendon, a set of laws which governed the trial of members of the Catholic Church in England, were issued.
  • 1214

    13th century

    13th century
    The English defeated in Battle of Bouvinnes.
  • 1381

    14th century

    14th century
    Peasants' Revolt: Also called Wat Tyler's Rebellion or the Great Rising, was a major uprising across large parts of England led by Wat Tyler.
  • May 22, 1455

    15th century

    15th century
    The start of the Wars of the Roses a civil war for control of the throne of England between the House of York in Yorkshire and House of Lancaster in Lancashire.
  • 1536

    16th century

    16th century
    Henry VIII issued the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
  • 16th century

    16th century
    The Roanoke Colony was founded in the Americas.
  • 17th century

    17th century
    The English Civil War began
  • 18th century

    18th century
    The Treaty of Union was agreed between representatives of the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland.
  • 19th century

    19th century
    Peterloo Massacre: about 18 people killed and several hundred injured in Manchester when cavalry charge a large demonstration demanding parliamentary representation reform[
  • 5th century

    5th century
    The Angles begin their invasion of England and establish tribal kingdoms on the east coast.
  • 20th century

    20th century
    Battle of Britain: Royal Air Force defend the United Kingdom against attack from Nazi Germany air force during the Second World War.
  • 21th century

    21th century
    The population of England reaches fifty million.
  • 21th century

    21th century
    Coronavirus pandemic causes tens of thousands of deaths despite social distancing and lockdown being put into operation to limit spread of infection.