King Stephen of England 1097 – 1154

Born – 1097 Died – 25th October 1154 Father – Stephen-Henry of Blois (1045 – 1102) Mother – Adela (1067 – 1137) Spouse – Matilda of Boulogne (1105 – 1152) Children – Baldwin (1126 – 1135), Eustace (1130 – 1153), Matilda (d. 1141), William (1135 – 1159), Marie (1136 – 1182) King of England – … Read more

Harry Gordon (Mr) Selfridge 1858 – 1947

Born – 11th January 1858 Died – 8th May 1947 Father – Robert Oliver Selfridge Mother – Lois Selfridge Spouse –  m. 1890 – Rosalie Buckingham Children – Chandler (1891), Rosalie (1893 – 1977), Violette (1897 – 1996), Harry (Gordon) (1900 – 1976), Beatrice (1901 – 1990) Known to History – Founder of Selfridges department … Read more

UK Storms 2020 – 2021

This timeline details all UK Storms for the Winter 2020 – 2021 Storm Alex (named by France) September 30th – October 4th Areas Most Affected: Brittany France, southern England Storm Barbara (named by Spain) October 21st Areas Most Affected: Brittany France, southern England Storm Aiden October 30th – 31st Areas Most Affected: all United Kingdom … Read more

September 11th Terror Attacks 2001 (9/11)

This timeline details the events of September 11th 2001 (9/11) which saw four planes hijacked by members of the terrorist Al-Quaeda group. Three were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon, while the fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Around 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks.  Please note: … Read more

Henry Stafford 1425 – 1471

Born – c1425 Died – 4th October 1471 Father – Humphrey Stafford Duke of Buckingham (1402 – 1460) Mother – Anne Neville (1414 – 1480) Spouse – m. 1458 – Margaret Beaufort (1443 – 1509) Children – None Known to History – Son of Duke of Buckingham, husband of Margaret Beaufort 1425 (around) Henry Stafford … Read more

Sweyn Forkbeard King of Denmark and England 960 – 1014

Born – 960 Died – 3rd February 1014 Father – Harald Bluetooth (910 – 986) Mother – Gyrid Olafsdottir (dates not known) Spouse – m. c990, div c1000 – Gunhilda (d. c1015), m. c1000 – Sigrid (d. c1013) Children –  by Gunhilda – Thyra (b. 993), King Canute (994 – 1035), King Harald II of Denmark (995 – … Read more

Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset 1500 – 1552

Born – c. 1500 Died – 22nd January 1552 (executed) Father – John Seymour (1474 – 1536) Mother – Margery Wentworth (1478 – 1550) Spouses – m. 1526 – Catherine Filiol (1507 – 1535), m. 1535 – Anne Stanhope Children – by Catherine: John (1527 – 1552), Edward (1528 – 1593); by Anne: Edward (1537 … 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

Thomas Seymour 1508 – 1549

Born – 1508 Died – 20th March 1549 (executed) Father – John Seymour (1474 – 1536) Mother – Margery Wentworth (1478 – 1550) Spouse – m. 1547 – Katherine Parr (1512 – 1548) Children – Mary (1548 – 1550) 1508 (around) Thomas Seymour was born to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulfhall, Wiltshire. … Read more

Star Wars Movies 1977 – Present

A timeline of Star Wars Movies 25th May 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Story order: 7 20th Century Fox Starring: Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Running Time: 121 mins Box office takings $775 million 17th May 1980 Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Story order: 8 20th Century Fox … Read more

Star Trek Movies 1979 – Present

A timeline of Star Trek Movies 7th December 1979 Star Trek – The Motion Picture Paramount Pictures Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Running Time: 132 mins Box office takings $139 million 4th June 1982 Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan Paramount Pictures Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Running Time: … Read more

Sam Smith 1992 – Present

Born – 19th May 1992 Father – Frederick Smith  Mother – Kate Cassidy Spouse – none Children – none In 2019 Sam Smith declared themself non-binary and expressed a preference to be referred to by the non-gender pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’. This timeline respects that choice. 1992 (19th May) Sam Smith was born Samuel Frederick … Read more

Ernest Shackleton 1874 – 1922

Born – 15th February 1874 Died – 5th January 1922 Father – Henry Shackleton Mother – Henrietta Letitia Sophia Gavan Spouse – Emily Dorman (1868 – 1936) Children – Raymond (1905  – 1960), Cecily (1906 – 1957), Edward (1911 – 1994) Known to History – Antarctic Explorer 1874 (15th February) Ernest Shackleton was born in … Read more

UK Storms 2019 – 2020

This timeline details all UK Storms for the Winter 2019 – 2020 Storm Atiyah December 8th – 9th Areas Most Affected: Ireland, Wales, Southern England Storm Brendan January 14th – 16th Areas Most Affected: Southern Ireland, Wales, Southern England Storm Ciara February 8th – 9th Areas Most Affected: Ireland and the United Kingdom Storm Dennis … Read more

Taylor Swift 1989 – Present Day

Born – 13th December 1989 Father – Scott Kingsley Swift Mother – Andrea Gardner Finlay Spouse – none Children – none 1989 (13th December) Taylor Swift was born Taylor Alison Swift to Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner Swift nee Finlay in Reading, Pennsylvania. Taylor was named after James Taylor. 1992 (11th March) Taylor’s brother, … Read more

Margery Seymour nee Wentworth 1478 – 1550

Born – 1478 Died – 18th October 1550 Father – Henry Wentworth (1448 – 1500) Mother – Anne Say Spouse – m. 1494 – John Seymour 1474 – 1536) Children – John (1497 – 1510), Edward (1500 – 1552), Henry (1503 – 1578), Thomas (1508 – 1549), Jane (1507 – 1537), Margery (1516 – 1528), … 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

Kings and Queens of Spain 1479 – Present Day

Felipe VI of Spain

This timeline details all Kings and Queens of Spain from 1479 to present day.

Prior to 1479 the separate regions of Spain: Aragon, Asturias, Castile, Galicia, Leon and Navarre had their own kings and queens and were independent of each other. Gradually these regions were conquered by Castile or Aragon. After 1479 the houses of Castile and Aragon were jointly ruled marking the beginning of the Kingdom of Spain. They remained separate entities until 1716.

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William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

Born – 23rd April 1564 Died – 23rd April 1616 Father – John Shakespeare (1531 – 1601) Mother – Mary Arden (1537 – 1608) Spouse – m. 1582 – Anne Hathaway (1556 – 1623) Children – Susanna (1583 – 1649), Hamnet (1585 – 1596), Judith (1585 – 1662) Please note: the exact date of publication … Read more

Space Travel and Exploration 1926 – Present Day

This timeline details a history of space travel and exploration including details of the Space Race between the USA and the USSR. First Rockets 1926 (16th March) The first liquid fuelled rocket was launched by Robert Goddard. 1929 (17th July) Robbert Goddard launched a rocket carrying a barometer and a camera from Auburn, Massachussetts. 1942 … 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