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SOMEWHERE IN TIME 3

Finding your place in History

The Renaissance, well under way in Italy in the 1450’s, was a period of tremendous creation and growth in the humanities
of Art, Literature, and Music throughout Europe, and
generally conceded to have begun with the invention of movable type in the mid 15th century. For the first time news, information, and general knowledge was widely available to the common man everywhere. Reaching England much later, and lasting until roughly the mid 17th century, the entire 16th century can be “faire-ly” termed “Renaissance”. To help you find your way to the Golden Age of Elizabeth, here is a short Timeline of notable names from fact and fiction.

ROMAN BRITAIN

c 55 BC ~ c AD 440

Roman Conquest
47

Hadrian’s Wall
c122

St. Patrick
373 - 463



ANGLO SAXON PERIOD
c 440 ~ 1066

Saxon Invasions Begin
477

“King Arthur”
c 500

Viking Invasions Begin
789

Lady Godiva
1040 - 1080



EARLY MIDDLE AGES (MEDIEVAL)
1066 ~ 1290

First Crusade
1096

“Brother Cadfael” setting
c 1130

“Robin Hood
c 1160

King Richard I (The Lionheart)
1189 ~ 1199



LATER MIDDLE AGES (MEDIEVAL)
1290 ~ 1485

Magna Carta
1215

William Wallace (Scotland)
1270 ~ 1305

Black Death
1300

“Canterbury Tales” Chaucer
1340 ~ 1400

Gutenburg’s Printing Press
1398 ~ 1468

Joan of Arc (France)
1412 ~ 1431

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