England

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Go Historic ID
36621
Names
England
Coordinates
53.2652130° N, 1.4721680° W
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Timeline

55 BCE

Julius Caesar unsuccessfully invades Britain

43 CE

Romans invade Britain

700

Composition of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf.

731

The Venerable Bede completes his Ecclesiastical History of the English People

1069

William the Conqueror suppresses rebellions in England

1516

Thomas More writes Utopia

1550

First recorded cricket game

1577

Sir Francis Drake becomes the first Englishman to sail around the world.

18 Jun 1782

Death of John Wood the Younger

1866

Blue Plaque scheme created

1869

Thomas Huxley coins the term "agnostic."

17 Jul 1917

King George V changes the royal family name to Windsor

1935

Birth of Norman Foster