A Timeline of Yeovil

By Tim Lambert 8th Century The Saxons conquer south Somerset and found Yeovil. 1086 Yeovil has grown into a busy little market town with a population of about 1,000 1205 Yeovil is given a charter (a document granting the people certain rights) 1348 The Black Death devastates Yeovil 1349 A riot takes place in St… Continue reading A Timeline of Yeovil

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A Timeline of Drinks

By Tim Lambert c. 3000 BC In the Middle East wine is a common drink. In Egypt beer is popular. 1200 AD Vines are grown in England. Mead and cider are also drunk but the most popular drink is ale (beer brewed without hops). c. 1600 Beer replaces ale as the most common drink in… Continue reading A Timeline of Drinks

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A Timeline of Galway

By Tim Lambert 1232 Richard de Burgh creates a town at Galway 1296 Franciscan friars arrive in Galway 1320 The Church of St Nicholas is built 1396 Galway is made a royal borough 1473 Galway suffers a fire 1484 Galway gains a mayor. Galway has a population of about 3,000. 1488 Dominican friars arrive in Galway 1500 Galway suffers another fire 1505 The main… Continue reading A Timeline of Galway

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England in the Middle Ages

William, Duke of Normandy, was crowned King of England on 25 December 1066. However, at first, his position was by no means secure. He had only several thousand men to control a population of about 2 million. Furthermore, Swein, king of Denmark also claimed the throne of England. At first, the Normans were hated invaders… Continue reading England in the Middle Ages

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A Timeline of Cheltenham Spa

By Tim Lambert 1086 Cheltenham is a little village with a population of less than 200 1226 King Henry III gives Cheltenham the right to hold weekly markets and annual fairs 1660 Cheltenham has a population of about 1,500. The little town has a malting industry and a leather industry. Early 18th Century People in Cheltenham begin selling water… Continue reading A Timeline of Cheltenham Spa

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A Timeline of the Vikings

By Tim Lambert 793 The Vikings raid the monastery at Lindisfarne in England 795 The Vikings raid the monastery at Iona in Scotland. They also raid Ireland. 9th Century The Vikings settle the Orkneys, Shetlands, Caithness and Sutherland in Scotland. They found Cork and Dublin in Ireland. 836 The English defeat the Vikings at Hingston… Continue reading A Timeline of the Vikings

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A Timeline of St Helens

1552 A chapel dedicated to St Helen is mentioned for the first time. The town takes its name from the chapel. 1670 John Lyon leaves money to build a school next to the chapel. The town is growing rapidly boosted by the growth of nearby Liverpool. 1746 A turnpike road is built to Liverpool 1762 A canal is cut.… Continue reading A Timeline of St Helens

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A Timeline of Andover

By Tim Lambert 950 The king builds a royal hunting lodge at Andover 962 A king holds a meeting of the Saxon Witanagemot (parliament) at Andover 1086 At the time of the Domesday Book Andover has a population of about 500, making it a large village. Andover also has 6 watermills. 1141 Andover suffers a terrible fire but soon… Continue reading A Timeline of Andover

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A Timeline of York

71 AD The Romans invade Yorkshire and build a fort on the site of York 150 A little town is thriving by the fort c. 200 The Romans build stone wall around York, which they call Eboracum 407 The Roman army leaves Britain. Afterwards Roman civilisation breaks down. 627 York is given a bishop 850… Continue reading A Timeline of York

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