French Revolution 1789 – 1799 Causes and Events

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and events of the French Revolution. NB – The Storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789 has been given as the start of the events of the revolution. However, some historians give the meeting of the Estates General on 5th May as the start of the … Read more French Revolution 1789 – 1799 Causes and Events

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 Causes and Events

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and events of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Causes of the Irish Rebellion 1695 – 1728 Penal Laws These were a series of laws that placed restrictions on Catholics in Ireland. Catholics were not allowed to: buy land; carry weapons; vote in elections; serve as members of … Read more The Irish Rebellion of 1798 Causes and Events

American War of Independence Causes and Events 1763 – 1784

 This timeline details the main causes and events of the American War of Independence also known as the American Revolutionary War Main Causes 1763 (15th February) Seven Years War The war ended with the British and their allies victorious. 1763 (late February) The British Prime Minister, John Stuart, Earl of Bute, decided that it would … Read more American War of Independence Causes and Events 1763 – 1784

The Jacobite Movement 1668 – 1788

This timeline details the main events of The Jacobite Movement – the cause of the supporters of the Catholic heirs of King James II from 1668 to 1788 to reclaim the British throne following the Glorious Revolution 1668 (around) Prince James, brother to Charles II and heir to the throne, converted to Catholicism. His conversion … Read more The Jacobite Movement 1668 – 1788

The Stuarts 1603 – 1714

This timeline details the main events of the Stuarts accession of James I, VI of Scotland to the death of Queen Anne in 1714. 1603 (24th March) The period of the Stuarts began when James VI of Scotland became King James I of England, Ireland and Wales after Elizabeth I died. James was the son … Read more The Stuarts 1603 – 1714

Industrial Revolution 1708 – 1918

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events of the Industrial Revolution 1708 (during) Jethro Tull developed a mechanised seed drill. This made planting quicker and more efficient. 1709 (during) Abraham Darby used coke instead of coal to smelt iron at his ironworks in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. 1712 (during) Thomas Newcomen developed the first … Read more Industrial Revolution 1708 – 1918