An overview of British history

Era

The Romans

43 AD - 410 AD

The Anglo-Saxons

410 AD - 1066

The Medieval era

1066 - 1485

The Tudors

1485 - 1603

The Stuarts

1603 - 1714

The Georgians

1714 - 1837

The Victorians

1837 - 1901

Modern Britain

1901 - 2014

Monarchs

Alfred the Great

871 - 899

William I

1066 - 1087

Henry III

1216 - 1272

Edward III

1327 - 1377

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

Charles II

1660 - 1685

George III

1760 - 1820

Queen Victoria I

1837 - 1901

Queen Elizabeth II

1952 - 2014

Wars

The Roman invasion of Britain

43 AD

Boudicca's revolt

60 AD

Viking raids on Britain

789 AD - 894 AD

The Norman conquest

1066

The first crusade

1096

The Wars of the Roses

1455 - 1485

The Battle of Bosworth

1485

The Crimean war

1853 - 1856

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945

Industry

William Caxton introduces the Printing Press to England

1476

The Agricultural Revolution

1750 - 1850

The Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

Knowledge and Entertainment

Geoffrey Chaucer begins writing the Canterbury Tales

1387

The English Renaissance

1500 - 1688

Shakespeare's first play Henry VI is performed

1592

Religion

Christianity is brought to England by St. Augustine

597 AD

The Dissolution of the Monastries

1539

Other

The north of England subjected to Danelaw

886 AD

The Doomsday book is written

1087

The Black Death

1348