The populations of Britain

Timeline created by Elisa.Frecea
In History
  • 4,000 BCE

    Neolithic immigrants

    Around 4000 BC a group of Neolithic immigrants arrived from Europe
  • 2,000 BCE

    Celts

    Celts
    Around 2000 BC the Celts started settling across much of Britain and Ireland
  • -55 BCE

    Romans

    Romans
    Julius Caesar arrived in Britain in 55 BC. The Romans build a lot of roads and monuments, like the Hadrian’s Wall
  • 401

    Anglo-Saxon invaders

    Anglo-Saxon invaders
    They came from Germany and Scandinavia in 5th Century. They colonised northwards and westwards, pushing the Celts to the fringes of Britain
  • 1066

    The Normans

    The Normans unified England, introduced the feudal system and gradually took the control of Wles and Ireland
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    In 1215 with the signing of the Magna Carta feudalism began its slow decline.
    Magna Carta= a document which limited the power of the sovereign in favour of the barons.
  • 1346

    Black Death

    In the XIV and XV centuries
  • 1509

    Henry VIII

    Henry VIII
    Henry VIII, grained fame for his six marriages in search of a male heir. When the Pope didn’t allow him to divorce and remarry, Henry split with the Catholic Church and had Parliament appoint him Head of the Protestant Church of England.
  • 1558

    Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I
    Henry VIII’s daughter, ascended the throne in 1558 and reigned until 1603. Her reign was the most glorious era for Britain, with colonization, explorations, victory in war ecc.