The Early Middle Ages


The start of the Roman Empire

753 BC

Julius Caesar attempts to invade Britain

54 BC

Romans invade and take over Britain

43 AD

Roman London founded

49 AD

Peak of Roman Empire

117 AD

Under the rule of Trajan

Construction of Hadrian's Wall

122 - 133

Construction of Antonine Wall

140 - 142

Rome starts to decline

200 AD

Constantine the Great proclaimed emperor in York

306 AD

Christianity legalised

313 AD

Christianity became state religion of Rome

380 AD

Rome was struggling under the weight of its giant empire

400 AD

The last Roman troops withdraw from Britain

409 AD

The city of Rome was invaded

410 AD

Anglo-Saxons make their way over to Britain

449 AD

Vandals raided Rome

455 AD

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

476 AD

The start of the Dark Ages

476 AD

Began with the fall of The Western Roman Empire. When the last Western emperor, Romulus Augustus was deposed by Odoacer, a barbarian.

Arrival of Saint Augustine

597 AD

Saxon kingdoms united

617 AD

Viking Rollo granted land in Normandy

911 AD

William the Conqueror invades England

1066 AD

End of Anglo-Saxon Rule


Death of Edward the Confessor, who had no heir

Normans effectively cease to exist

1204 AD