English History Timeline

Including Belchamp Walter

This page is not intended to be in anyway a complete list. It is just a "crib" sheet for me to see what else was going on when I find a date such as the suggested provinance of say the cross-wing of our house (Historic England says C14.) or another date relating to the history of the area.

C10

Pre-Conquest and Norman-Saxon

  • 904 Date on Belchamp Walter village sign
  • 965 (1025) Birth of Unknown father of Aubrey De Vere

C11

Conquest, Domesday, William I,

  • 1030 Aubrey de Vere (de Vere), Sheriff of Berkshire - born? 1st Earl of Oxford
  • 1042 - Edward the Confessor (1042 - 1066)
  • 1056 William II born - 3rd Son of William the Conqueror
  • 1066 - Battle of Hastings
  • 1068 - Henry I born - 4th son of William the Conqueror
  • 1086 - The Domesday survey
  • 1087 - 26 September 1087 – William II (Rufus) becomes King of England

C12

  • 1100 - William II (William Rufus) dies - Henry I becomes king
  • 1110 - Roshe de Vere born - married Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex 11??
  • 1111 - Colne Priory founded by Aubrey de Vere I and his wife Beatrice
  • 1112 - Aubrey de Vere I, Sheriff of Berkshire - died Earls Colne
  • 1135 - Steven becomes king
  • 1140 - Hedingham Castle Keep built
  • 1144 - Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex died. Possibly buried in BW
  • 1154 - Henry II becomes king
  • 1189 - Henry II died and Richard I becomes king
  • 1199 - John becomes king - Richard I died

C13

Magna Carter, 1215

  • 1215 - Magna Carta signed
  • 1216 - King John died and is susceeded by Henry III
  • 1239 - Edward I born - 3rd son of Henry III
  • 1265 - Battle of Evesham -
  • 1284 - Edward II born - 4th Son of Edward I

C14

  • 1302 Edward 1 died - Edward II becomes king
  • 1309 Boulogne agreement signed - This is something to do with controlling Edward II's powers (July 1307 - Edward II coronated)
  • 1312 Edward III born
  • 1324-1325 Sir John de Botetourt died
  • 1327 Edward III becomes king
  • 1346 to 1353 - The Black Death
  • 1367 Richard II born
  • 1377 Edward III died - Richard II becomes king
  • 1386 Henry V born
  • 1399 Richard II died - Henry IV (Bollingbroke) becomes king

C15

  • 1413 Henry V becomes king on death of Henry IV
  • 1421 Henry VI born
  • 1422 Henry VI becomes king
  • 1442 Edward IV born (France)
  • 1452 Richard III born
  • 1455 War of the Roses starts
  • 1461 Edward IV 1st reign
  • 1470 Henry VI becomes king again
  • 1471 Edward IV 2nd reign
  • 1478 Start of Spanish Inquisition - was still going until 1834!!!
  • 1483 Edward V becomes king - 8 April to 25 June
  • 1483 Richard III becomes king
  • 1485 Richard III died
  • 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field
  • 1487 War of the Roses ends
  • 1487 Henry VII becomes king
  • 1491 Birth of Henry the 8th
  • 1492 Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba and what is now the USA.

C16

The reign of Henry VIII and the Elizabethan times of Sir Walter Raleigh

  • 1509 Henry VII died
  • 1509 Henry VIII king
  • 1519 - 1522 - First Circumnavigation by an expedition orgnised by Ferdinand Magellan
  • 1515 Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar appointed governor of Cuba
  • 1519 Hernán Cortés and Mexico (it's complicated)
  • 1532 English Reformation starts with the acts of parliament making Henry VIII Supreme Head on earth of the Church of England
  • 1537 Edward VI born
  • 1537 The Bigot Aske Rebellion - Sir Thomas Percy, executed. (Joan Percy married Arthur Harris, the parents of the Harris dynasty - Great Great.... Grand Daughter Francis Harris who married Oliver Raymond 1635
  • 1539 Bechamp Walter manor "came" to Sir Roger Wentworth
  • 1547 Death of Henry VIII
  • 1547 Edward VI on throne age 9
  • 1553 Mary I on throne - Edward VI died age 15 - Mary also had an Inquisition in England
  • 1558 Queen Elizabeth on throne
  • 1564 William Shakespeare born
  • 1584 William Shakespeare active - play Richard 111 c. 1593
  • 1588 Spanish Amarda late May

C17

English Civil War 22 Aug 1642 – 3 Sep 1651

  • 1603 Queen Elizabeth I dies - James I rules
  • 1605 Guy Fawkes - Gunpowder plot.
  • 1611 John Raymond I purchased Belchamp Manor from John Wentworth
  • 1615 William Shakespeare died
  • 1625 James I dies - Charles 1 succeeds
  • 1635 John Raymond I died
  • 1642 English Civil War
  • 1649 St. Mary's Chantry Chapel to Sir John de Botetourt and Maud (nee Fitz-Otes) removed
  • 1649 Charles I executed
  • 1651 English Civil War ends
  • 1653 Oliver Raymond married Francis Harris - and into the Plantagenet line.
  • 1660 Charles II returns for the "Restoration" era.
  • 1665 Queen Anne born
  • Francis Raymond (Harris) died.
  • 1679 Oliver Raymond died - Protectorate Parliamentarian
  • 1685 James II (VII of Scotland)
  • 1689 William and Mary -- reigned to 1694 - William of Orange - William III - Prince of Orange (Holland).

C18

C19

C20

  • 1901 Edward VII - death of Victoria
  • 1910 George V
  • 1936 Edward VIII
  • 1936 George VI
  • 1952 Elizabeth II

Research links

English History Timeline