History of England

Timeline created by GeorgeK74
In History
  • 410

    Romans leave England

    After the Romans left around 410, England was settled by waves of Germanic people (Anglo-Saxons)
  • 793

    The Vikings

    The Vikings
    Beginning with the raid in 793 on the monastery at Lindisfarne, Vikings made many raids on England.
  • The Stuarts

    The Stuarts
    Elizabeth died without children who could take the throne after her. Her closest male Protestant relative was the king of Scotland, James VI, of the house of Stuart, the first king of the entire island of Great Britain.
  • Formation of the United Kingdom

    Formation of the United Kingdom
    The Acts of Union between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland. On 1 May 1707, the Scots Parliament and the English Parliament united to form the Parliament of Great Britain, based in the Palace of Westminster in London, the home of the English Parliament.
  • Period:

    Middle Ages

    The defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 against Duke William II of Normandy and the following Norman conquest of England caused important changes in the history of Britain.
  • Period:

    Tudor England

    The Wars of the Roses ended with the victory of Henry Tudor, who became king Henry VII of England, at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, where the Yorkist king, Richard III was killed.
  • Period:

    Elizabethan era

    The reign of Queen Elizabeth. Considered the golden age in English history. The symbol of Britannia was first used in 1572 to mark this time period as a renaissance that inspired national pride through classical ideals, international expansion, and naval triumph over the hated Spanish foe.