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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

British History Research Guide: English History

History of England

Sources to Start You Off

Basic Timeline of English History

Unknown artist. Queen Elizabeth I. c. 1600. Oil on panel, 127.3 cm X 99.7 cm (50.1 in X 39.2 in). National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

Prehistory (prior to 43 BCE)

Roman Britain (43 BCE to c. 410 CE)

Middle Ages (c. 410 to 1485)

         Anglo-Saxon period (c. 410 to 1066)

         Norman period (1066 to 1485)

              The Anarchy (1138 to 1153)

              Wars of the Roses (1455 to 1487)

Early Modern period (1485 to 1815)

         Tudor (1485 to 1603)

               Elizabethan (1558 to 1603)

         Stuart (1603 to 1714)

                English Civil War (1642 to 1651)

                Lord Protectorate (1658 to 1660)

                English Restoration (1660)

         Georgian (1714 to 1837)

Modern period (1815 to present)

          Georgian (1714 to 1837)

                Regency (1811 to 1820)

           Victorian (1837 to 1901)

           Edwardian (1901 to 1914)

           The Great War (1914 to 1918)

                   House of Windsor (1917 to present)

           Post War (1918 to 1939)

           World War II (1939 to 1945)

           1945 to 2000

                   Elizabeth II (1953 to present)

           2000 to present

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