Britain 1930 – 1997

This timeline details the main political events in British History 1920 – 1997 – and is linked to the OCR A-Level topic Britain 1930 – 1997 and the Edexcel A-Level topic Britain 1918 – 1997 1920s 1920 (March) Irish War of Independence Foreign Secretary, Winston Churchill, authorised a force of predominantly ex-soldiers, the Black and … Read more

UK Prime Ministers 1721 to Present Day

This timeline details all UK Prime Ministers from 1721 to present day Sir Robert Walpole 1st Earl of Orford Whig Party 4th April 1721 – 16th February 1742   The term ‘Prime Minister’ was first used to describe Walpole as the most important man in government and the term has been used ever since. He … Read more

World War One/ First World War 1914 – 1918

This timeline details the main events of World War One also known as the Great War, WWI and the First World War from 1914 to 1918 see also Causes of World War One World War Two 1914 1914 (28th June) The heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated. … Read more

King Aethelred the Unready of England 966 – 1016

Born – 966 Died – 23rd April 1016 Father – King Edgar (943 – 975) Mother – Aelfthryth (945 – 1002) Spouses – m. 985 – Aelfgifu of York (970 – 1002); m. 1002 – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Children – by Aelfthryth – Aethelstan (985 – 1014), Ecgbert (d. 1005), King Edmund Ironside … Read more

Adolf Hitler 1889 – 1945

Born – 20th April 1889 Died – 30th April 1945 Father – Alois Hitler (1837 – 1903) Mother – Klara Pölzl (1860 – 1907) Spouse – m.1945 – Eva Braun (1912 – 1945) Children – No children Chancellor of Germany – 1933 – 1945 Preceded by – Kurt von Schleicher – 1932 – 1933 Succeeded … Read more

Kings and Queens of England and Britain 827 – Present Day

Kings and Queens of ScotlandThis timeline details all Kings and Queens of England and Britain from 827 to present day

From 1327 England and Wales have shared Kings and Queens

From 1603 England, Wales and Scotland have shared Kings and Queens 

The Kings and Queens of England also ruled Ireland from 1254 to 1936 when the Republic of Ireland broke from the monarchy, Northern Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom retained the monarchy.

See also Royal Consorts of England and Britain 940 – Present Day
Kings and Queens of Scotland 843 – Present Day

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Cosimo de Medici 1389 – 1464

Born – 27th September 1389 Died – 1st August 1464 Father – Giovanni di Bicci de Medici (1360 – 1429) Mother – Piccarda Bueri (1368-1433) Spouse – Contessina de Bardi (1390 – 1473) Children – by Contessina – Piero (1416 – 1469), Giovanni (1421 – 1463), illegitimate – Carlo (1430 – 1492) Lord of Florence … Read more

Kings of France 843 – 1870

This timeline details all Kings of France from 843 to 1848

Kings of France

The Kingdom of France began in 843 when Charles II, Carolingian King of the Franks took control of West Francia.
There were only Kings in France because the country was subject to Salic law meaning that women could have no place in the succession.

See also: Presidents of France

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Hungarian Revolution 1956

 This timeline details the main events of the Hungarian Revolution, also known as the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 See Also: International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991 Long Term Causes 1940 (20th November) Tripartite Pact Hungary signed this Pact and joined the Axis Powers in World War Two. 1944 (early) Hungarian Prime Minister, Miklos … Read more

John Cabot 1450 – 1498

Born – c1450 Died – c1498 Father – Giulio Caboto Mother – Unknown Spouse – m. c1470 – Mattea Children – Ludovico, Sebastian (1474 – 1557), Sancto 1450 (around) John Cabot was born Giovanni Caboto to Giulio Caboto and his wife in Italy. His birthplace may have been Gaeta or Castiglione Chiavarese in Genoa. His … Read more

Brexit Key Events 2013 –

This timeline shows the key events in Brexit – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. 2013 (23rd January) Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech promising the people of the United Kingdom a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union if his Conservative Party won the next General Election. 2015 … Read more

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1945

This timeline details the main events in Weimar and Nazi Germany from 1918 – 1945 Weimar Republic 1918 (9th November) Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated and Germany was declared a Republic. A provisional coalition government was formed. It was made up of SPD (German Social Democratic Party) and USPD (Independent German Social Democratic Party) members under the … Read more

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

Anglo Saxon England 410 – 1066

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in Anglo Saxon England 410 – 1066 410 (during) The last Romans left England after being recalled back to Rome by Emperor Honorius. 430 (during) The followers of Ninian, a Christian missionary, built the first Christian Church at Whithorn. 432 (during) Patrick, a Briton who … Read more

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

Ferdinand II of Aragon 1452 – 1516

Ferdinand of Aragon

Father – King Juan (John) II of Aragon
Mother – Juana Enriquez
Spouse – Isabella of Castile
Children – Isabella, Juan, Joanna, Maria, Catalina (Catherine of Aragon)
King of Spain 1475 – 1516
Ruled jointly with Isabella of Castile 1475 – 1504
Successor – Charles I – 1516 – 1556

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Isabella of Castile 1451 – 1504

Isabella of Castile

Father – King Juan II of Castile
Mother – Isabella of Portugal
Spouse – Ferdinand of Aragon
Children – Isabella, Juan, Joanna, Maria, Catalina (Catherine of Aragon)
Queen of Spain 1474 – 1504
Ruled jointly with Ferdinand of Aragon 1475 – 1504
Sucessor – Ferdinand of Aragon 1504 – 1516

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King Philip II of Spain 1527 – 1598

Born – 21st May 1527 Died – 13th September 1598 Father – Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (1500 – 1558) Mother – Isabella of Portugal (1503 – 1539) Spouses – m. 1543 – Maria Manuela of Portugal (1527 – 1545); m. 1554 – Mary I of England (1516 – 1558); m. 1559 – Elisabeth of … Read more

The Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

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 … Read more

International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991

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 See Also: Leaders of the Soviet Union 1922 – 1991 Presidents of the United States 1789 – Present day 1945 (4th – 11th February) Yalta … Read more

Peace and War: International Relations 1900 – 1939

This timeline details the main events covered in the first 40 years of the twentieth century, including World War One and the Inter War Years, and is linked to the GCSE topic Peace and War: International Relations 1900 – 1939 1879 (7th October) The Dual Alliance This was an alliance made between Germany and Austria-Hungary … Read more

The Tudors 1485 – 1603

This timeline details the main events that happened during the reign of the Tudors from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the accession of James I in 1603 See also: Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603 22nd August 1485 Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was proclaimed King … Read more

Adolf Hitler Assassination Attempts 1921 – 1945

This timeline details the 32 planned, attempted and failed assassination attempts made on Adolf Hitler from 1921 – 1945 See also Adolf Hitler Timeline 1921 (November) Shooting in Munich by persons unknown Shots were fired at Hitler from a crowd he was addressing 1923 (during) Shooting in Thuringia by persons unknown Shots were fired from a … Read more