This timeline details the most prominent assassinations from 48 BCE to Present Day
Please note: we have chosen to use the new format BCE (before common era) rather than the old BC (before Christ)
This timeline details the main events of the Norman Conquest of England from 1066 – 1080
This timeline details the main causes and events of the Wars of the Roses including the origins of the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York.
This timeline is a chronology of the spread of the Black Death that reached Europe in the mid 14th century killing around 50 million people – possibly as many as two thirds of the population.
It was originally thought that the disease was spread by black rats, but due to the rate of spread and the lack of evidence of large numbers of rat corpses (Bubonic plague kills rats), it is now thought that the bacillus that caused the disease was airborne; spread by the victims themselves.
This timeline details the main events of the Tudor period from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the accession of James I in 1603
This timeline details the main events of the Reformation and Counter Reformation in Europe 1517 – 1648
This timeline details the main causes and events of the Spanish Armada
Please note: the dates used in this timeline are those that were in use in England in 1588. In Spain the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1582, in England the change did not take place until 1752. The change in calendar meant that the following day jumped forward by 10 days and explains why some sources date the events of the Armada 10 days later than those used here.
This timeline details the history of the Gunpowder Plot 1603 – 1606
This timeline details the main events of the Stuart period from the accession of James I, VI of Scotland to the death of Queen Anne in 1714.
This timeline details the main events of the Pilgrim Fathers from their departure from England in 1607 to the celebration of the first harvest in 1621.
This timeline details the main causes and events of the English Civil War 1625 – 1649
This timeline details the main events of The Movement, the cause of the supporters of the heirs of King James II from 1668 to 1788 to reclaim the British throne following the Glorious Revolution
This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events of the Industrial Revolution
This timeline details the main events of the conflict between the USA and Vietnam known as the Vietnam War and those events that are considered long term and short term causes of the war.
This timeline details the main events in the life of the ill fated liner Titanic
This timeline details the main events in Weimar and Nazi-Germany from 1918 – 1945
This timeline details a history of space travel and exploration including details of the Space Race between the USA and the USSR.
This timeline details the main events of the Holocaust that happened between 1933 and 1946 in German occupied European countries.
This timeline details the main events of World War Two also known as the Second World War and the years immediately preceding the outbreak of war
This timeline details the main events of the period known as the Cold War and is linked to the GCSE topic International Relations: The Cold War Era 1945 – 1991
This timeline details the winners of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year from 1954 to present day
This timeline details the events of September 11th 2001 (9/11). All times are local
This timeline details the main events in the War on Terror from 2001 – present day
This timeline details the main events in the European Migrant Crisis, sometimes called Refugee Crisis from 2011 to present day.
The Migrant Crisis began following the Arab Spring and the outbreak of civil war in Syria when thousands of people left their homes to escape the war. As conditions worsened people began to try to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and seeking a better life. People smugglers soon took advantage taking large sums of money for a seat on overcrowded boats and dinghies sailing from Turkey to Greece. People smugglers also began trafficking people on overcrowded boats and dinghies from Libya to Italy.