Timeline of Scotland and England

  • Jan 1, 1503

    King James IV Marries

    King James IV Marries
    At the age of 13 wasbetrothed to King James IV. King James IV married Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England . They had to get a special papal dispensation because they were fourth cousins. http://tudorhistory.org/people/margaret/
  • Sep 1, 1513

    Flodden Battle

    Flodden Battle
    King James IV, invades Northunberland England.Said it was retribution for the death of Robert Kerr.Thousands of Scots killed at Flodden;
    King James V (aged one) crowned
  • May 12, 1533

    Henry's New Wife

    Henry's New Wife
    Henry VIII married Jane Seymour in 1533.Within 24 hours of Anne Boleyn's exicution King Henry VIII and Jane were betrothed.No corination was ever performed.'' http://tudorhistory.org/seymour/ http://tudorhistory.org/seymour/
  • Jan 10, 1542

    King JamesV Dies

    King JamesV Dies
    Mary Queen of Scots, born; King James V died after just hearing of the birth of his daughter. His successor was Mary. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/james5.htm
  • Jan 10, 1543

    Infant Crowned Queen

    Infant Crowned Queen
    Mary Queen of Scots crowned at the age of nine months old.
    In 1548 the queen at the age of six was betrothed to the dauphin Francis, and sent to France. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/maryqueenofscots.htm
  • Jul 12, 1559

    English Throne Claimed

    English Throne Claimed
    Mary, Queen of Scots, claimed her royal right to the English throne and became Queen of France as well as Scotland. she secretly bequethed Scotland to France if she were to die without a male heir.
  • Jan 10, 1567

    James VI Crowned King

    James VI Crowned King
    (1567) Lord Darnley assassinated, Mary Queen of Scots abdicated throne; James VI crowned (one year old) .His godmother was Queen Elizabeth I.
    http://www.marie-stuart.co.uk/James VI.htm
  • Mary Queen of Scots Tried and Beheaded

    Mary Queen of Scots Tried and Beheaded
    Mary Queen of Scots, arrested, tried for treason in plot to kill Queen Elizabeth of England. She was imprisoned for 19 years.
    Mary Queen of Scots beheaded.
  • New King James VI of England

    New King James VI  of England
    Queen Elizabeth I of England died; James VI of Scotland now also King James I of England was the first to name his new kingdom Great Britain.
  • New Flag

    New Flag
    England, Wales, Scotland adopted Union flag.The flag is made up of colors of red white and blue.The white is the symbol for peace, the red is for bravery, and the lue is for loyalty.
  • King Charles

    King Charles
    James VII died; son Charles I became king. Was the second of the Stuart Kings. He was said to be just over five feet tall.
  • Charles Surrenders

    Charles Surrenders
    1646) Charles I surrendered to Covenanters; and was imprisoned. Was put on trial in 1649 but later es I released http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/charles_i.htm
  • King Charles II

    King Charles II
    (1649) King Charles I executed; Charles II named King in Scotland. His nickname was The Merry Monarch because he loved to enjoy himself.
  • King Charles king of All

    King Charles king of All
    Charles II proclaimed King of England, Scotland and Ireland; The monarchy rwas estored.Scotland later declared to be a separate kingdom.
  • London Fire

    London Fire
    Great Fire of London. Began at a bakeshop destroyed more than 12,000 houses, 80 churches but said that only 16 people died. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/greatfire.htm
  • King and Queen

    King and Queen
    1689) William III and Mary II crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • Great Britian is Formed

    Great Britian is Formed
    Act of Union passed; England, Wales and Scotland united to form Great Britain; last meeting held of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh; first meeting of Parliament in Great Britain.
  • New King

    New King
    King George I died; son, George II crowned new king. During his reign the government slowly became ruled primarily by Parliment.
  • Emigration Begins

    Emigration Begins
    In an attempt to raise their income land owner began raising farmers rents to the point that the farmers emigrat. Emigration to American colonies began.
  • War with America

    War with America
    American Revolution began
  • Famine Begins

    Famine Begins
    Caledonian Canal between Inverness and Fort William opened; 10-year Highland potato famine began; Corn Law repealed Sir Robert Peel spent over 100,000 pounds worth of corn to try and end famine.
  • New Labour Party

    New Labour Party
    Scottish Labour Party formed.This reform set regulations on things like 8 hour work day, womens rights, and health and safety. www.scottishlabour.org.uk/our-history
  • Death of Victoria

    Death of Victoria
    Queen Victoria died at the age of 81. Her lasting inflence was known for her repression and what she conisdered "proper". http://www.tchevalier.com/fallingangels/bckgrnd/victedw/qv/index.html
  • Titanic Sinks

    Titanic Sinks
    Titanic left Southampton. It stuck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. 1,513 people died.Many 2nd and 3rd class passengers perished because there were not enough life boats aboard the ship.
  • WWI Begins

    WWI Begins
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife from Austria-Hungary. One of the causes of the beginning of WWI.
  • WWI Ends

    WWI Ends
    Germany signed an armistice after america joins allies.
  • WWII begins

    WWII begins
    Begining of WWII
  • 1000 killed in Clyside

    1000 killed in Clyside
    Due to the indutry at the time shipyards at Clydeside were bombed by the Luftwaffe, 1,000 were killed. http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Libraries/Collections/Blitz/Background/TheBombingofClydeside/
  • Peace

    1945) World War II ended
  • European Union

    European Union
    (1972) United Kingdom signed the European Union law. It went into effect on January 1,1973
  • Test Tube Baby Born

    Test Tube Baby Born
    The first test tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in Lancashire England. New hope for women with fallopian tube infertility.
  • Prince and Lady Di Marry

    Prince and Lady Di Marry
    32 year old Prince Charles married 20 year old Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral. 750 million viewers watch on their televisions.
  • Lockerbie

    Bomb on Pan Am flight 757 exploded, crashed at Lockerbie, killed 243 passengers, 16 crew, 11 residents. http://lockerbiecase.blogspot.com/
  • Children Killed

    Children Killed
    Gunman murdered 16 school children and their teacher. The 5 and 6 year olds were killed in the school gym in Dunblane Scotland. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/13/newsid_2543000/2543277.stm
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    Britain joined United States-led coalition in Iraq war; 750,000 people in London staged anti-war protests.
  • Murderer released

    Murderer released
    Lockerbie bomber released from prison on compassionate grounds, and returned to Libya.