- 55 BCE
Julius Caesar unsuccessfully invades Britain
- 43 CE
Romans invade Britain
Composition of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf.
The Venerable Bede completes his Ecclesiastical History of the English People
William the Conqueror suppresses rebellions in England
Thomas More writes Utopia
First recorded cricket game
Sir Francis Drake becomes the first Englishman to sail around the world.
- 18 Jun 1782
Death of John Wood the Younger
Blue Plaque scheme created
Thomas Huxley coins the term "agnostic."
- 17 Jul 1917
King George V changes the royal family name to Windsor
Birth of Norman Foster