House of Hanover

| October 8, 2009

The House of Hanover – Georgian and Victorian Britain 1714 George I George, Elector of Hanover, was born in Saxony in 1660 and became King of Great Britain and Ireland at the age of 54 on the death of Queen Anne. Although Anne had many closer relatives, the 1701 Act of Settlement prevented Catholics from […]

History Timeline – The Stuarts

| August 25, 2009

1603 James I Stuart James I (James VI of Scotland) came to the English throne because Elizabeth I died without issue and the Tudor like died with her. James I was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband Lord Darnley. He used the title King of Great Britain because he ruled […]

History Timeline 1399 – 1485

| August 25, 2009

1399 Henry IV House of Lancaster Plantagenet Henry IV was known as Henry of Bolingbroke because he was born at Bolingbroke Castle. After Richard II prevented Henry from inheriting his father’s lands, he raised support for himself against Richard and deposed the King. Henry had to deal with many revolts and rebellions during his reign, […]

History Timeline – Ancient Britain to 1154

| August 25, 2009

BC Ancient Britain 12,000-9,000 BC Old Stone Age (Paleolithic Age) 9,000-4,200 BC Middle Stone Age (Mesolithic Age) 4,200-2,200 BC New Stone Age (Neolithic Age) 2,200-800 BC – Bronze Age 800 BC-43 AD – Iron Age 43-450 AD Roman Britain The Romans were Britain’s first invaders and gave Britain its Roman roads, Roman baths, forts, the […]

History Timeline 1154 – 1399

| August 25, 2009

1154 Henry II (Plantagenets) Henry II (“Curtmantle”) was the first king of the House of Plantagenets. He was the great-grandson of William the Conqueror and was the Count of Anjou, among other titles. He was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine, who encouraged their children to rebel against the King. 1189 Richard I (Plantagenets) Richard I […]


| March 3, 2009

Elizabeth I ruled England and Ireland between 1558 and her death in 1603, so she had a long reign. This chronology or timeline just picks out the main events of her life but it is still very long! Click on the following links to find out more about Elizabeth I’s life. Childhood and Early Years […]