A Timeline of Leeds

By Tim Lambert 1086 Leeds is a small village with a population of around 200 1207 Maurice De Gant, the Lord of the Manor makes Leeds a small market town 1300 Leeds has a population of around 1,000 1552 A grammar school is founded in Leeds 1600 Leeds has a population of around 3,000 1626… Continue reading A Timeline of Leeds

A Timeline of Warrington

By Tim Lambert 1st Century The Romans build a settlement at Wilderpool 407 The Roman army leaves Britain and Roman towns are abandoned c. 1070 The Normans build a wooden fort at Warrington c. 1125 Warrington has grown into a little market town 1255 Warrington is granted the right to hold an annual fair 1277… Continue reading A Timeline of Warrington

A Timeline of Oxford

By Tim Lambert Late 9th Century Alfred the Great creates a fortified settlement at Oxford 911 Oxford is first mentioned in writing. It is a small but flourishing market town. 1009 The Danes burn Oxford 1018 A conference is held at Oxford following a dispute over who is king of England 1072 The Normans build… Continue reading A Timeline of Oxford

A Timeline of Los Angeles

By Tim Lambert 1781 A settlement is founded in Los Angeles 1822 The Plaza Catholic Church is built 1848 Gold is discovered in California 1850 Los Angeles is incorporated 1851 Los Angeles gains its first newspaper 1861-62 Los Angeles suffers floods 1870 Los Angeles is a thriving town with a population of 5,614 1874 The… Continue reading A Timeline of Los Angeles

A Timeline of Jamaica

By Tim Lambert 800 AD A people called the Arawaks lived in Jamaica. They were stone-age farmers. 1494 Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica 1510 The first Spanish settlers arrive in Jamaica 1517 African slaves are imported into Jamaica 1534 The Spanish move to Villa de la Vega 1655 The English invade Jamaica 1660 Spanish resistance… Continue reading A Timeline of Jamaica

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

A Timeline of Chicago

By Tim Lambert 1673 Two Frenchmen reach the area 1779 Jean Baptiste Point du Sable builds a house in the area 1803 Fort Dearborn is built 1825 The Erie Canal opens 1837 The population of Chicago is 4,000. Chicago is made a city. 1848 The Illinois and Michigan Canal opens 1850 The population of Chicago… Continue reading A Timeline of Chicago

A Timeline of Edinburgh

By Tim Lambert 1100 A town grows up near a castle at Edinburgh 1128 David I founds Holyrood Abbey 1296 The English capture Edinburgh Castle 1300 Edinburgh is well known for making wool cloth. It is exported from Leith. 1322 The Scots recapture Edinburgh Castle 1329 Edinburgh is given a charter (a document granting the… Continue reading A Timeline of Edinburgh

A Timeline of Inverness

By Tim Lambert Early 12th Century King David makes Inverness a royal burgh Late 12th Century King William the Lion grants Inverness charters confirming the townspeople’s rights 1220 Inverness is a busy port. There are also many fishermen in the town. 1223 A Dominican friary is founded in Inverness 1411 The Lord of the Isles… Continue reading A Timeline of Inverness