Roman Britain 55 BCE – 410 CE

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in Roman Britain 55B CE – 410 CE Please note: we have chosen to use BCE (Before Common Era) rather than BC (Before Christ) and CE (Common Era) rather than AD (Anno Domini) Contents Julius Caesar’s Invasions Roman Invasion 43 CE Caratacus’ Rebellion Boudicca’s Rebellion … Read more

The Reformation 1517 – 1648

This timeline details the main events of the Reformation and Counter Reformation in Europe 1517 – 1648 1516 (March) Erasmus published new Greek and Latin versions of the New Testament. 1517 (Autumn) Martin Luther was annoyed that a Dominican friar, Johann Tetzel, was preaching that the purchase of an indulgence would forgive sins. 1517 (31st … Read more

Richard Neville, Warwick, Kingmaker 1420 – 1471

Born – 22nd November 1428 Died – 14th April 1471 Father – Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury (1400 – 1460) Mother – Alice Montacute (1407 – 1462) Spouse – m. 1436 – Anne de Beauchamp (1426 – 1492) Children – Isabel Neville (1451 – 1476), Anne Neville (1456 – 1485) Known to History – Warwick … Read more

King Richard I (The Lionheart) of England 1157 – 1199

Born – 8th September 1157 Died – 6th April 1199 Father – King Henry II (1133 – 1189) Mother – Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204) Spouse – Berengaria of Navarre (1168 – 1230) Children – No children King of England – 1189 – 1199 Predecessor – Henry II – 1154 – 1189 Successor – … Read more

King Richard II of England 1367 – 1400

Born – 6th January 1367 Died – 14th February 1400 Father – Edward the Black Prince (1330 – 1376) Mother – Joan of Kent (1326 – 1385) Spouses – m. 1382 –  Anne of Bohemia (1366 – 1394), m. 1396 – Isabella of Valois (1389 – 1409) Children – No children King of England – … Read more

The Peasant’s Revolt Causes and Events 1348 – 1381

This timeline is a chronology of  the causes and events of the Peasant’s Revolt Causes 1348 (June) The Black Death This deadly form of plague reached England.   1349 (during) Ordinance of Labourers The Black Death had killed around a third of the population. This meant that there were food shortages as there was a … Read more

Rod Stewart 1945 – Present

Born – 10th January 1945 Father – Robert Joseph Stewart (1904 – 1990) Mother – Elsie Rebecca Gilbart (1905 – 1996) Spouses – m. 1974 div. 1984 – Alana Collins-Hamilton, m. 1990 div. 2006 – Rachel Hunter, m. 2007 – Penny Lancaster Children – by Susannah Boffey – Sarah Streeter (adopted); by Alana Collins-Hamilton – … Read more

1917 Russian Revolution Causes and Events

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and main events of the 1917 Russian Revolution. NB. The dates used are those of the Julian Calendar, which was in use in Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution. See also: Tsarist Russia 1855 – 1922 Vladimir Lenin 1870 – 1924 Causes 1905 (16th January) … Read more

Robert (Bobby) Kennedy 1925 – 1968

Born – 20th November 1925 Died – 6th June 1968 Father – Joseph Kennedy (1888 – 1969) Mother – Rose Fitzgerald (1890 – 1995) Spouse – m. 1950 – Ethel Skakel (b. 1928) Children – Kathleen (b. 1951), Joseph (b. 1952), Robert Jr (b. 1954), David (1955 – 1984), Courtney (b. 1956), Michael (1958 – … Read more

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

Reading and Leeds Festival Headline Acts 1961 – Present Day

This timeline is a chronology of headline acts at Reading and Leeds festival held over August Bank Holiday weekend from 1961 to Present Day 1961 National Jazz Festival – Richmond Saturday 26th August – Alvin Roy’s Saratoga Jazz Band Sunday 27th August – Alex Welsh and His Band 1962 National Jazz Festival – Richmond Saturday … Read more

Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York 1473 – 1483

Born – 17th August 1473 Died – not known – last seen alive August 1483 Father – King Edward IV (1442 – 1483) Mother – Elizabeth Woodville (1437 – 1492) Siblings – King Edward V (1470 – c1483), Elizabeth of York (1466 – 1503), Mary (1467 – 1482), Cecily (1469 – 1507), Margaret (1472), Anne … Read more

1905 Russian Revolution Causes and Events 1861 – 1906

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and main events of the 1905 Revolution in Russia. See also: 1917 Russian Revolution Tsarist Russia 1855 – 1922 Tsar Nicholas II 1868 – 1918 Long Term Causes 1861 (3rd March) Serfdom was abolished when Tsar Alexander II signed the Emancipation of the Serfs Decree bringing serfdom … Read more

Ragnar Lothbrok d. 865

Born – around 760 Died – 865 Father – Sigurd Hring of Sweden Mother – unknown Spouse – Lagertha, Thora Borgarhjortr, Aslaug Sigurdsdottir Children – by Lagertha – Fridleif  b.781; by Thora – Erikr and Agnar (b.786); by Aslaug – Ivar the Boneless (794 – 873), Bjorn Ironside (800 – 865), Sigurd Snake in the … Read more

Richard Cromwell 1626 – 1712

Born – 4th October 1626 Died – 12th July 1712 Father – Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658) Mother – Elizabeth Bourchier (1598 – 1665) Spouse – m. 1649 – Dorothy Maijor (c1620 – 1675) Children – Elizabeth (1650 – 1731), Anne (1651 – 1652), Mary (1654), Oliver (1656 – 1705), Dorothy (1657 – 1658), Anna … Read more

Ringo Starr 1940 – Present Day

Born 7th July 1940 Father – Richard Starkey (1913–1981) Mother – Elsie Gleave (1914–1987) Spouses – m. 1965 div. 1975 – Maureen Cox (1946 – 1994), m. 1981 – Barbara Bach (b. 1946) Children – by Maureen – Zak (b. 1965), Jason (b. 1967), Lee (b. 1970) Known to History – Drummer with the Beatles … 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

King Richard III of England 1452 – 1485

Born – 2nd October 1452 Died – 22nd August 1485 Father – Richard Duke of York (1411 – 1460) Mother – Cecily Neville (1415 – 1495) Spouse – m. 1472 – Anne Neville (1456 – 1485) Children – Edward of Middleham (1476 – 1484); illegitimate – John of Gloucester (1468 – 1499), Katherine (b. c1470 … Read more