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The past is us. Below is a summary of the main periods of British history with dates.
Click on a period to take you to a timeline for that period – or select from the drop-down menu.
Click on a featured article to give you some selective background.
A Bit About Britain’s History – from a long time ago until quite recently
Britain has an amazing story and it obviously interests you, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. So consider buying “A Bit About Britain’s History”, available as an e-book or paperback from an Amazon near you. The book pulls articles from the website into a single volume, briefly covering every period, from prehistoric to modern, and includes timelines for each. Serious history, lightly told, it is perfect for putting the school syllabus in context, or for the older reader who didn’t enjoy history at school, but would like to understand it better now.