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1 CHRONOLOGY COUNTS WE KNOW MORE THAN WE THINK Ann Moore, SHP Fellow

2 When do you think I was drawn? Probably about ten thousand years ago, in prehistoric times

3 I am the god Anubis. I am weighing peoples’ souls to make sure they are worthy of life in heaven. The Egyptians believed in gods from around 3000 BC.

4 My name is Odysseus. I am standing on my warship. The Greeks painted their stories on pots. This story was written by the Greek poet Homer in 800 BC. 9 th Century BC

5 We start counting backwards (Before Christ BC) and forwards from the birth of Jesus Christ in the ‘Year of the Lord’ (Anno Domini AD).

6 I am Caius Martias, a brave Roman soldier. The Romans first invaded Britain in 55 BC. They returned in 43 AD and stayed until about 410 AD. 1 st Century AD

7 Our ancestors came to Britain after the Romans had left. They were too scared to live in Roman towns so they built these villages. Life was very hard. The Angles, Saxons and Jutes invaded Britain and settled here between 450AD and 550 AD 6 th Century AD

8 I am Ragnar the Viking. I have come to destroy the people of this land. Viking warriors from Denmark began raids in 789 AD. They captured many parts of England. Eventually in 878 AD, King Alfred managed to stop them. 9 th Century AD

9 This is the end. I can no longer see. I am mortally wounded ! William Duke of Normandy fought Harold King of England in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. Legend has it that Harold was killed with an arrow in his eye. 11 th Century AD

10 I hope this barber surgeon knows how to shave me properly! English market towns began to develop from around 1200 AD. 13 th Century AD

11 I’m yet another victim killed by festering boils that went black and burst The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death as it was known, was carried on ships’ rats across the whole of Europe from It killed more than a third of the population 14 th Century AD

12 Guess who we are! I began it all in 1485 AD and my granddaughter Elizabeth lasted until 1603 AD 16 th century AD mostly!

13 I am King Charles. How dare the members of parliament think they can disobey a King! After a Civil War which lasted 7 years, the ‘Parliamentarians’ led by Oliver Cromwell won, and King Charles was beheaded in 1649 AD. 17 th Century AD

14 Our parents are wealthy farmers. They use the new canals to send goods to nearby towns. From around 1750 AD, new farming methods were used, and new machines and canals were built. This helped farmers a lot. This period was called the Agricultural Revolution. 18 th Century AD

15 I wish they would pay me some attention! During Victorian times , people grew rich from their profits made from factories that were built during the ‘Industrial Revolution.’ 19 th Century AD

16 I’m bored! I wish they could invent a machine that I could play games with. After World War 2 ended in 1945, families settled down to normal life again. There were hardly any TVs, so people listened to the radio or read books. 20 th century AD

17 I love playing out with my friends Nowadays in 2014 children can play out, listen to music on their iPods, watch TV or play games on their computers. 21 st Century AD


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