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  • 1,171 BCE

    Thomas a Becket murdered

    Thomas a Becket murdered
    He was murdered in the Canterbury Cathedral
  • 1,166 BCE

    Henry II institutes judge-and- jury system throughout England

    Henry II institutes judge-and- jury system throughout England
    Henry II introduced the reformed judicial system, creating royal courts throughout the country, establishing juries, and initiating English common law from centuries-old practice.
  • 1,066 BCE

    Norman Conquest-William the Conqueror defeats Harold at Hastings and becomes king of England

    Norman Conquest-William the Conqueror defeats Harold at Hastings and becomes king of England
    The king Edward have name William to be his heir but after he changed his mind that Harold should be the next heir so after Edward died Harold took the throne but William attack with Normans and this ended with the death of Harold
  • 1,016 BCE

    Canute, a Dane, becomes king of England (to 1035)

    Canute, a Dane, becomes king of England (to 1035)
    A Dane named Canute managed to rise to king of England. He proved very successful and won the support of many Anglo-Saxon noblemen.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Surviving version of Beowulf written out by monks

    Surviving version of Beowulf written out by monks
  • -871 BCE

    Alfred the Great becomes king of Wessex (to 899)

    Alfred the Great becomes king of Wessex (to 899)
    He was the youngest son of King AEthelwulf.
  • -793 BCE

    Vikings begin first of many raids on Anglo-Saxon Kingdom

    Vikings begin first of many raids on Anglo-Saxon Kingdom
    Viking started off raid monstrosity but after some time they started gaining land in the north and east but could not acquire any in the south because of Alfred the great
  • -750 BCE

    Surviving version of Beowulf probably composed

    Surviving version of Beowulf probably composed
    Poetry provided oral art, which was passed by speaking, the only books that could survive was by scribes that wrote them down by hand. The manuscripts written many years after the poems were created
  • -597 BCE

    Christian missionaries land in Kent; Christianity begins to spread among Anglo-Saxons

    Christian missionaries land in Kent; Christianity begins to spread among Anglo-Saxons
    Later in 597 a Roman missionary named Augustine arrived in the kingdom of Kent, where he established a monastery at Canterbury, from there Christianity spread so rapidly that by 690 all of Britain was at least nominally Christian
  • -449 BCE

    Traditional date of Anglo-Saxon invasion

    Traditional date of Anglo-Saxon invasion
    native German leave their current land and settle in Britain eastern shore lead by Christian commander Arthur. They are later pushed back into now Scotland. They divided into 7 kingdoms which lasts for a short time until invaders brought different religion and ended up pushing them further back resorting them to having a farming lifestyle. Citations, we only have one because we got them all from the book:
    littell, m. (2002). the language of literature. dallas: a houghton mifflin company.