A Timeline of Nottingham

By Tim Lambert 6th Century The Saxons found a village at Nottingham Late 9th Century The Danes capture the North and East of England. They make Nottingham into a fortified settlement. 920 The English recapture Nottingham. It grows into a busy market town with its own mint. 1067 The Normans build a fort at Nottingham… Continue reading A Timeline of Nottingham

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A Timeline of Food

By Tim Lambert c 20,000 BC People in Europe eat mammoth, reindeer, red deer, bison, and wild horses c 1,200 BC People in Egypt eat bread and beer. The also eat sheep, pigs, cows and goats as well as ducks, geese and fish. They grow marrows, beans, lentils, leeks, radishes and lettuces c 400 BC Ordinary people in… Continue reading A Timeline of Food

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A Timeline of Cambridge

By Tim Lambert 875 The Danes create a fortified settlement at Cambridge. In the 10th century Cambridge is captured by the English. 1010 The Danes burn Cambridge. However it is soon rebuilt. c. 1025 The Church of St Benet is built 1068 The Normans build a castle at Cambridge 1086 Cambridge has a population of about 2,000 c. 1107 The Round… Continue reading A Timeline of Cambridge

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A Timeline of Wigan

By Tim Lambert 1246 The king gives Wigan a charter allowing it 2 weekly markets 1400 The main industry in Wigan is making wool 1485 The population of Wigan is about 2,500-3,000 1600 The population of Wigan reaches about 4,000 1643 During the Civil War Parliamentary forces occupy Wigan 1644 Royalists occupy Wigan but lose it after the Battle of Marston… Continue reading A Timeline of Wigan

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A Timeline of Sydney

By Tim Lambert 26 January 1788 The first colonists come ashore at Port Jackson 17 February 1788 Thomas Barrett is the first person to be hanged in Australia 1790 A second fleet arrives 1791 A third fleet arrives 1793 The first free settlers arrive. The first church is built in Sydney. 1794 The first theatre is built in Sydney 1804 A stone… Continue reading A Timeline of Sydney

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A Timeline of Media and Communications

By Tim Lambert c 3,200 BC Writing is invented in Iraq c 1,600 BC The alphabet is invented in Lebanon and Israel c 200 BC Paper is invented in China c 1445 AD Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press 1476 William Caxton introduces the printing press into England 1512 Henry VIII created the Royal Mail 1635 King Charles I allows private citizens… Continue reading A Timeline of Media and Communications

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The French Revolution

By Tim Lambert The Revolt of the Nobles The French Revolution began as a revolt of the nobles. In theory, the king was an absolute monarch who could do as he pleased. However, after 1774 it turned out he was not so powerful as he seemed. At first resistance to the king was led by… Continue reading The French Revolution

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A Timeline of Sweets

By Tim Lambert The Middle Ages  People eat preserved fruits, jelly and wafers 16th Century  The Tudors eat sweet foods called sweetmeats, preserved fruit, gingerbread, sugared almonds and jelly. They also eat marzipan. 18th Century Liquorice sweets are made. Turkish Delight is invented. 1817 The first recipe for potato crisps is published 1848 Chewing gum is first made… Continue reading A Timeline of Sweets

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