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The Romans in Belchamp Walter and surrounding area.

Belchamp Walter in The Dark Ages (whenever that was exactly!)

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C10 - Tenth Century and before

Pre-Conquest and Norman-Saxon

  • 735 - Saint Bede, the Venerable died
  • 869 - Saint Edmund the Martyr - King of East Anglia died.
  • 904 Date on Belchamp Walter village sign
  • 927 Æthelstan
  • 937 Scotish Invasion of England - Battle of Brunanburh - Æthelstan
  • 939 Æthelstan died - Edmund I succeeded
  • 946 Edmund I died
  • 965 (1025) Birth of Unknown father of Aubrey De Vere (Normandy)
  • 991 Battle of Maldon

C11 - Belchamp Walter in the 11th Century

Conquest, Domesday, William I,

  • 1030 - Aubrey 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
  • 1070 - Siege of Ely - Sweyn II and Hereward the Wake
  • 1086 - The Domesday survey - Thunderlow
  • 1087 - 26 September 1087 – William II (Rufus) becomes King of England
  • 1090 - Death of Richard fitz Gilbert (before 1035 – c. 1090), 1st feudal baron of Clare, Suffolk
  • 1096 - Start of First Crusade

Belchamp Walter in the 11th Century

C12- Belchamp Walter in the 12th Century

C13 - Belchamp Walter in the 13th Century   

Magna Carter, 1215

C14 - Belchamp Walter in the 14th Century

Belchamp Walter in the 14th Century

C15 - Belchamp Walter in the 15th Century

  • 1413 Henry V becomes king on death of Henry IV
  • 1421 Henry VI born
  • 1422 Henry VI becomes king
  • 1433 Joan Gernon dies (daughter of John Gernon)
  • 1442 Edward IV born (France)
  • 1452 Richard III born
  • 1453 End of the Hundred Years War.
  • 1455 War of the Roses starts
  • 1460 Sir Thomas Montgomery married Phillppe Helion
  • 1461 Edward IV 1st reign
  • 1470 Henry VI becomes king again
  • 1470 Philip R married Agnes Stern of Essenden, Herfordshire
  • 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
  • 1483 Princes in the Tower - Edward IV and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York
  • 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.

Belchamp Walter in the 15th Century

C16 - Belchamp Walter in the 16th Century

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

  • 1502 Prince Arthur (heir to Henry VI) died - Marriage to Katherin of Aragon.
  • 1509 Henry VII died
  • 1509 Henry VIII king - Marriage to Katherin of Aragon.
  • 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)
  • 1524 Famine in Essex
  • 1525 The Lavenham Rebellion - I need to read Andrew's blog on this.
  • 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 ஓaymond 1635
  • 1536 - 1541 - Dissolution of the monasteries
  • 1539 Bechamp Walter manor "came" to Sir Roger Wentworth
  • 1545 Mary Rose sank in the Battle of the Solent. - Tudor
  • 1547 Death of Henry VIII
  • 1547 Edward VI on throne age 9
  • 1553 Lady Jane Dudley - The Nine Days Queen
  • 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
  • 1565 John Rippingale (the elder) died in Belchamp Walter?
  • 1574 Botetourt Chantry removed (possible date)
  • 1583 The estate of Earl Colne sold by Edward de Vere (17th Earl of Oxford) to Harlakenden
  • 1584 William Shakespeare active - play Richard 111 c. 1593
  • 1588 Spanish Amarda - 21 July 1588 – August 1588
  • 1588 John Wentworth Senior died
  • 1595 Frances Harris' (Lady Harris) father Thomas Astley died.
  • 1599 John Wentworth died

C17 - Belchamp Walter in the 17th Century

C18 - Belchamp Walter in the 18th Century   

C18 - Belchamp Walter in the 18th Century   

C19 - Belchamp Walter in the 19th Century   

C20 - Belchamp Walter in the 20th Century

  • 1901 Edward VII - death of Victoria
  • 1907 Prince of Wales alehouse (Chapel Hill) licence relinquished.
  • 1910 George V
  • 1921 Samuel Philip St. Clere sold 30 cottages, post office, blacksmiths ..... Most of Belchamp Walter by auction
  • 1936 Edward VIII - Mrs Simpson
  • 1936 George VI - Liz's Dad
  • 1952 Elizabeth II - 1953-2023 (70 years)
  • 1963 - Village School closed and first used as a Village Hall
  • 1991 - Eight Bells Pub closed and reverted to a private dwelling

Belchamp Walter in the 20th Century

C21 - Belchamp Walter in the 21st Century

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List of Monarchs - (based on the expandable drop-downs - only visible on mobile display)
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Monarch Reign
William I 1066-1086
William II 1086-1100
Henry I 1110-1135
Steven 1135-1154
Henry II 1154-1189
Richard I 1189-1199
John 1199-1216
Henry III 1216-1272 (56)
Edward I 1272-1302
Edward II 1302-1327
Edward III 1327-1377
Richard II 1377-1399
Henry IV 1399-1377
Henry V 1413-1422
Henry VI 1422-1461 and 1470-1471
Edward IV 1461-1483
Edward V 1483
Richard III 1483-1485
Henry VII 1485-1509
Henry VIII 1509-1547
Edward VI 1547-1553
Mary I 1552-1558
Elizabeth I 1327-1377
James I 1603-1625
Charles I 1625-1649
Interregnum January 1649 - May 1660.
Charles II 1660-1685
James II 1685-1688
William and Mary 1689-1694
Queen Anne 1701-1714
George I 1714-1727
George II 1727-1760
George III 1760-1820 (60)
George IV 1820-1830
William IV 1830-1837
Victoria 1837-1901
Edward VII 1001-1910
George V 1910-1936
Edward VIII 1936 Abdicated
George VI 1936-1952
Elizabeth II 1952-2023
Charles III 2023-Present