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

Martin Luther King 1929 – 1968

Born – 15th January 1929 Died – 4th April 1968 – assassinated Father – Rev Michael King (1899 – 1984) Mother – Alberta Williams (1904 – 1974) Spouse – m. 1953 – Coretta Scott (1927 – 2006) Children – Yolanda (1955 – 2007), Martin (b. 1957), Dexter (b. 1961), Bernice (b. 1963) Known to History … Read more

Pilgrimage of Grace 1536 – 1537

This timeline is a chronology of the main events of the protest against religious changes and the closure of the monasteries known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Background 1534 (Summer) The small order of Friars Observant in London was closed and their seven houses acquired by the crown. Father Forrest from the Greenwich Friars Observant was … Read more

Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

It is estimated that around 85,000 people were executed during the reigns of the Tudor Monarchs. This timeline details the most notable Tudor executions. See also: The Tudor Period 1485 – 1603 Tudor executions during the reign of King Henry VII 1485 – 1509 1485 (25th August) William Catesby aged about 35 years William Catesby … Read more

Leon Trotsky 1879 – 1940

Born – 7th November 1879 Died – 21st August 1940 Father – David Leontyevich Bronstein (1847-1922) Mother – Anna Lvovna (1850-1910) Spouses – m. 1899 div. 1902 – Aleksandra Sokolovskaya (1872 – 1938); m. 1903 – Natalia Sedova (1882 – 1962) Children – by Aleksandra – Zinaida Volkova (1901 – 1933), Nina Nevelson (1902 – … Read more

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1870 – 1924

Born – 22nd April 1870 Died – 21st January 1924 Father – Ilya Nikolayevich Ulyanov (1831 – 1886) Mother – Maria Alexandrovna Blank (1835 – 1916) Spouse – m. 1898 – Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869 – 1939) Children – None See Also: Tsarist Russia 1870 (22nd April) Vladimir Lenin was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov to Ilya … Read more

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

Aethelwold of Wessex 869 – 902

Born – not known Died – 13th December 902 Royal House – Wessex Father – King Aethelred I (847 – 871) Mother – Wulfthryth d. 902 Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children 869 (around) Aethelwold of Wessex, was born to King Aethelred I of Wessex and his wife, Wulfthryth. He was the couple’s second … 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 (1473 – 1484); illegitimate – John of Gloucester (1468 – 1499), Katherine (b. c1470 … Read more

King Henry II (Plantagenet) of England 1133 – 1189

King Henry IIFather – Geoffrey of Anjou
Mother – Empress Matilda
Spouse – Eleanor of Aquitaine
Children – William, Henry, Matilda, Richard, Eleanor, Geoffrey, Joan, John
King of England – 1154 – 1189
Predecessor – Stephen
Successor – Richard I

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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) 55 BCE (26th – 31st August) Julius Caesar’s first invasion Julius Caesar … 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

King Henry IV (Bolingbroke) of England 1367 – 1413

Born – 3rd April 1367 Died – 20th March 1413 Father – John of Gaunt (1340 – 1399) Mother – Blanche of Lancaster (1342 – 1368) Spouse – m. 1380 – Mary de Bohun (1368 – 1394); m.1403 – Joan of Navarre (1370 – 1437) Children – by Mary de Bohun – Edward (1382), King … Read more