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

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

Isabella of Castile 1451 – 1504

Born – 22nd April 1451 Died – 26th November 1504 Father – King Juan II of Castile (1405 – 1454) Mother – Isabella of Portugal (1428 – 1496) Spouse – Ferdinand of Aragon (1452 – 1516) Children – Isabella (1470 – 1498), Juan (1470 – 1498), Joanna (1479 – 1555), Maria (1482 – 1517), Catalina … Read more

Ivar the Boneless Ragnarsson 794 – 873

Born – 794 Died – 873 Father – Ragnar Lothbrok Mother – Aslaug Sigurdsdottir Spouse – Unmarried Children – No Children 794 (around) Ivar the Boneless was born to the legendary Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok, and Aslaug Sigurdsdottir. He was nicknamed ‘the Boneless’ possibly because he was disabled, because he was impotent or because he had … Read more