Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965

Born – 30th November 1874 Died – 24th January 1965 Father – Lord Randolph Churchill (1849 – 1895) Mother – Jannie Jerome (1854 – 1921) Spouse – m. 1908 – Clementine Hozier (1885 – 1977) Children – Diana (1909 – 1963); Randolph (1911 – 1968); Sarah (1914 – 1982); Marigold (1918 – 1921); Mary (1922 … Read more

King William II (Rufus) of England 1057 – 1100

Born – 1057 Died – 2nd August 1100 Father – King William I (Conqueror) (1027 – 1087) Mother – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Spouse – Not married Children – No children King of England – 1087 – 1100 Predecessor – William I (Conqueror) – 1066 – 1087 Successor –Henry I – 1100 – … Read more

King William I (The Conqueror) of England 1027 – 1087

Born – c1027 Died – 9th September 1087 Father – Robert the Magnificent (1008 – 1035) Mother – Herleve of Falaise (1012 – 1050) Spouse – m. 1050 – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Children – Robert (1052 – 1134), Richard (1056 – 1075), Cecilia (1054 – 1126), Adeliza (b. 1055), William (1057 – … Read more

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

Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Winners 1913 – Present Day

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the winners of the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Lawn Tennis Competition The competition is played over 2 weeks – late June/ early July See also: French Open Mixed Doubles Winners US Open Mixed Doubles Winners 1913 Hope Crisp and Agnes Tuckey GBR beat James Cecil Parke and Ethel Larcombe … Read more

Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Winners 1913 – Present Day

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the winners of the Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Lawn Tennis Competition See also: Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Winners Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Winners US Open Women’s Doubles Winners French Open Women’s Doubles Winners Australian Open Women’s Doubles Winners 1913 Dora Boothby and Winifred McNair GBR beat Dorothea Lambert Chambers and Charlotte … Read more

Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Winners 1884 – Present Day

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Winners  The competition is played on grass over 2 weeks – late June/ early July See also: Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winners Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Winners US Open Men’s Doubles Winners French Open Men’s Doubles Winners Australian Open Men’s Doubles Winners 1884 Ernest Renshaw and … Read more

Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Winners 1884 – Present Day

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the winners of the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Lawn Tennis Competition The competition is played over 2 weeks – late June/ early July and is played on grass courts. The ladies’ singles final is best of three sets. See also: Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winners French Open Women’s Singles Winners … Read more

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey 1473 – 1530

Born – c. 1484 Died – 29th November 1930 Father – Robert Wolsey Mother – Joan Daundy Spouse – Joan Larke Children – Thomas Wynter, Dorothy Known to History – Chancellor of England 1515 – 1529 1473 (March) Thomas Wolsey was born to Robert Wolsey and Joan Daundy at Ipswich, Suffolk. Robert Wolsey was a butcher. … Read more

King William IV of Great Britain and Ireland 1765 – 1837

Born – 21st August 1765 Died – 20th June 1837 Father – King George III (1738 – 1820) Mother – Chalotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744 – 1818) Spouse – m. 1818 – Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen Children – Charlotte (1796 – 1818), Elizabeth (1820 – 1821) King of Great Britain 1830 – 1837 Predecessor – George IV … Read more

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1945

This timeline details the main events in Weimar and Nazi Germany from 1918 – 1945 Weimar Republic 1918 (9th November) Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated and Germany was declared a Republic. A provisional coalition government was formed. It was made up of SPD (German Social Democratic Party) and USPD (Independent German Social Democratic Party) members under the … Read more

King William III of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1650 – 1702

King William III

Father – William II Prince of Orange
Mother – Mary, daughter of Charles I
Spouse – Mary II
Children – None
King of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland 1688 – 1702
Predecessor – James II – 1685 – 1688
Successor – Anne – 1702 – 1714

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William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

Father – John Shakespeare
Mother – Mary Arden
Spouse – Anne Hathaway
Children – Susanna, Hamnet, Judith

Please note: the exact date of publication of Shakespeare’s plays is unknown. The dates given for the writing of his plays are approximate and based on the order the plays were first performed

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William Aetheling 1103 – 1120

Born – 5th August 1103 Died – 25th November 1120 Father – King Henry I of England (1068 – 1135) Mother – Edith (Matilda) of Scotland (c1080 – 1118) Spouse – m. 1119 – Matilda of Anjou (1106 – 1154) Children – No children 1103 (5th August) William Aetheling was born to Henry I and … Read more

Perkin Warbeck 1474 – 1499

Born – c.1474 Died – 23rd November 1499 (executed) Father – Jehan de Werbecque (dates unknown) Mother – Katherine Farou (dates unknown) Spouse – Catherine Gordon (c.1474 – 1537) Children – No children  Known to History – Pretended to be Richard Duke of Shrewsbury, son of King Edward IV and challenged Henry VII’s place on … 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

Elizabeth Woodville 1437 – 1492

Elizabeth WoodvilleFather – Richard Woodville
Mother – Jacquetta of Luxembourg
Spouse – Sir John Grey, King Edward IV of England
Children – by John Grey – Thomas, Richard; by Edward IV – Elizabeth, Mary, Cecily, Edward, Margaret, Richard, George, Katherine, Bridget

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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