History Timeline – The Stuarts

| August 26, 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 line 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 – The Tudors

| August 26, 2009

1485 Henry VII Tudor Henry VII (Henry Tudor) was the first of the Tudor monarchs and had a claim to the throne through his mother, Margaret Beaufort who was the great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault). Henry’s Lancastrian forces defeated those of Richard III at the Battle of […]

History Timeline 1399-1485

| August 26, 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 1154-1399

| August 26, 2009

History Timeline 1154-1399

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 […]

History Timeline – Ancient Britain to 1154

| August 26, 2009

History Timeline – Ancient Britain to 1154

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 […]

British History Timeline

| August 26, 2009

When you’re looking at a period of history, it’s good to see exactly where it fits into the history of a country, so I’ve created the following British History Timelines:- Ancient Britain to 1154 1154-1399 1399-1485 The Tudors The Stuarts The House of Hanover The House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha The House of Windsor (Courtesy of […]