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

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

The Falklands War 1982

 This timeline details the main events of the Falklands War of 1982 Causes 1976 (29th March) General Jorge Rafael Videla became President of Argentina. Videla was head of the military that removed Isabel Martinez Peron, second wife of Juan Peron, from the position. 1981 (during) The Falkland Islanders voted in a referendum to remain a … 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

Wars of the Roses Causes and Events 1265 – 1486

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. CAUSES 1265 (August) Edmund, second son of King Henry III, was created 1st Earl of Lancaster. He chose a red rose as his emblem. Although it … Read more

Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077

This timeline details the main events of the Norman Conquest of England from 1064 – 1077 1064 (during) Harold Godwinson had departed England on a ship from Bosham. It is thought that he may have been sailing to Normandy to negotiate the release of his brother Wulfnoth and nephew Hakon who were being held prisoner … Read more

World War Two/ Second World War 1939 – 1945

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 1931 1931 (18th September) Pacific Japan invaded Manchuria. China appealed to the League of Nations for support but Japan withdrew from the League. 1935 1935 (14th April) Europe Stresa … Read more

World War One Causes 1878 – 1914

This timeline details World War One Causes including long term, short term and trigger events See also Events and battles of World War One  Long Term Causes of World War One 1878 (3rd March) Treaty of San Stefano This was a peace treaty that was forced on Turkey by Russia following Turkish defeat in the … Read more

Vietnam War Causes and Events 1887 – 1978

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. Long Term Events 1887 Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (Indochina) were under French control. 1911 Ho Chi Minh left Vietnam to travel … Read more

English Civil War Causes and Events 1625 – 1649

This timeline details the main causes and events of the seventeenth century conflict known as the English Civil War or the English Revolution 1625 – 1649 See also: King Charles I  Oliver Cromwell Background Causes of the English Civil War 1625 (13th June) Charles I married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France at … Read more