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History / Timeline
 
 
Period Dates Further information

Norman England 

1066 - 1215

 

The High Middle Ages

1216 - 1398

 
The Late Middle Ages 1399 - 1484  Medieval Buildings at the Museum
The Tudors 1485 - 1602  Tudor Buildings at the Museum
The Stuarts 1603 - 1713  
The Georgians 1714 - 1836  
The Victorians 1837 - 1900 Victorian Buildings at the Museum

 

Century

Monarch Date Events Date Museum Building

C13

1200
to
1300 

 

 

John
1199–1216

Henry III
1216–1272

Edward I
1272–1307

1215

The sealing of the Magna Carta

  Hangleton Cottage

C14

1300
to
1400

 

 

Edward II
1307–1327

Edward III
1327–1377

Richard II
1377–1399

Henry IV
1399–1413

1337–1453

1348

1381

1380s

Hundred Years War

The Black Death

The Peasants Revolt

Chaucer wrote the ‘Canterbury Tales’

   

C15

1400
to
1500

 

 

 Henry V
1413–1422

Henry VI
1422–1461
1470–1471

Edward IV
1461–1470 /1471–1483

Edward V
1483

Richard III
1483–1485

Henry VII
1485–1509

1415

1455–1485

1485–1603
 

1492

The Battle of Agincourt

The Wars of the Roses

Beginning of the Tudor dynasty

Christopher Columbus lands in the West Indies

Early C15

Early C15
 

 

 

 


Late C15

Bayleaf Farmhouse

Boarhunt Hall

Crawley Upper Hall

North Cray House

Sole Street House

Walderton

Horsham Shop

C16

1500
to
1600

 

 

Henry VIII
1509–1547

Edward VI
1547–1553

Mary I
1553–1558

Elizabeth
1558–1603

1534

 

1588


Late C16/
early C17

Henry VIII made himself head of the church

The defeat of the Spanish Armada

Shakespeare’s plays written

1500

Early C16

1536

Longport Farmhouse

Winkhurst

 Cowfold Barn

C17

1600
to
1700

 

 

James I
1603–1625

Charles I
1625–1649

Charles II
1660–1685

James II
1685–1688

William and Mary
1689–1702

 

1605

1642–1648

1649
 

1649–1660

1660
 

1665

1666

The Gunpowder Plot

The English Civil War

The execution of Charles I

The Commonwealth

The restoration of the monarchy

The Great Plague

The Great Fire of London

1609

Early C17


Early C17
 

Early C17

1620

Mid C17 

Pendean Farmhouse

Catherington Treadwheel

Reigate House Extension

Lavant building

Titchfield Market Hall

Poplar Cottage

Lurgashall Mill

C18

1700
to
1800

 

 

Anne
1702–1714

George I
1714–1727

George II
1727–1760

George III
1760–1820

 

Mid C18


1783

Beginning of the Industrial Revolution

America wins independence from Britain

 

 

1731

Mid C18

1771 

1773


Late C17 /early C18

Littlehampton Granary

Watersfield Stable

Hambrook Barn

Petersfield Brick Drying Shed

Lee-on-Solent Court Barn

C19

1800
to
1900

 

 

George IV
1820–1830

William IV
1830–1837

Victoria
1837–1901

 

1805

1815

1833
 

1851

1854

The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Waterloo

Slavery abolished in the British Empire

The Great Exhibition

The Crimean War

Late C18 /early C19

1807

1820s

1850

1860s 

1888


Late C19 /early C20

Lurgashall, Kirdford and Goodwood cattle sheds

Beeding Toll Cottage

West Wittering School

Southwater Smithy

Whittakers Cottages

Newick Plumbers Workshop

Witley Joiners Shop, Windlesham Carpenters Shop

C20

1900
to
2000

 

 

Edward VII
1901–1910

George V
1910–1936

Edward VIII abdicated 1936

George VI
1936–1952

Elizabeth II
1952-

1914–1918

1918

1939–1945

1969

World War One

Votes for Women

Second World War

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

   

C21

2000
to
2100

 

      2002

 Downland Gridshell