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1 British History and Literature Timeline
Anglo Saxon Period 871: Alfred the Great becomes King of Wessex 410: Roman occupation of England ends 597: St. Augustine settles in Canterbury, bringing Christianity to England 1066: William the Conqueror defeats Harold at the Battle of Hastings 400 |500 |600 |700 |800 |900 |1000 |1100 731: Bede’s Ecclesiastical History 894-5: Alfred translates Bede’s History into Anglo-Saxon c. 1000: First appearance of the Beowulf manuscript Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey

2 Anglo-Norman Period (1066-1265)
1070: Archbishop Lanfranc lays the foundations of Canterbury Cathedral 1170: Thomas Becket is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral after arguing with Henry II 1215: Signing of the Magna Carta by King John | |1200 1136: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain : Marie de France’s Lais

3 Middle Ages: 1265 through 1400 1200 |1300 |1400
1327: Edward II is deposed 1265: The first English Parliament 1347: The Black Death hits Europe 1381: The Peasants’ Revolt | |1400 14th century: Dafydd ap Gwilym Late 14th century: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 1398: Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales

4 Later Middle Ages: 1400 through 1485
1415: Henry V defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt 1485: Richard III is defeated at Bosworth Field; the Tudors reign in England 1453: The end of the Hundred Years’ War |1500 1438: Death of Margery Kempe 1476: William Caxton sets up a printing press in England

5 The Tudors: 1485 through 1603 1588: The English Navy defeats the Spanish Armada 1517: Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg 1500 1593: Death of Christopher Marlowe 1516: Publication of Thomas More’s Utopia 1582: Sir Philip Sidney composes Astrophil and Stella

6 The Early Stuart Period: 1603 through 1650
1618: The Thirty Years’ War begins 1628: Charles I is forced to sign The Petition of Right 1649: Execution of Charles I 1605: Gunpowder Plot attempts to blow up Parliament |1650 1631: Death of John Donne 1601: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is first performed on stage 1621: Lady Mary Wroth publishes Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

7 The Later Stuart Period: 1650 through 1714
1649: England becomes a Common-wealth; Oliver Cromwell rules 1660: The Restoration: Charles II crowned King, the Commonwealth ends |1700 1651: Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan 1667: John Milton’s Paradise Lost is published Created by Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey

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