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6500 BCE: Possibly the last time there was a land bridge between Britain and the continent.
 
4000 BCE: Farming spreads to Britain and Scandinavia.
 
3807 BCE - 3806 BCE: The Sweet Track, a Neolithic wooden pathway, is constructed in Somerset, Britain.
 
2000 BCE: Completion of Stonehenge, Britain.
 
2000 BCE - 1500 BCE: Wessex culture introduces bronze working to Britain.
 
 
1860 BCE: The beginning of construction of Stonehenge in Britain.
 
55 BCE - 54 BCE: Julius Caesar invades Britain twice.
 
 
55 BCE - 54 BCE: Julius Caesar's expeditions in Britain.
 
55 BCE: Caesar attempts to invade Britain.
 
54 BCE - 43 CE: Roman influence grows in Britain owing to trade.
 
54 BCE: Caesar successfully invades Britain but withdraws to Gaul.
 
43 CE: Romans invade Britain under Aulus Plautius.
 
 
43 CE - 47 CE: Romans conquer South Britain and claim the territory as part of Roman Empire.
 
43 CE: Claudius commences the Roman conquest of Britain.
 
43 CE: Claudian invasion of Britain, includes the Legio II Augusta.
 
43 CE: The physician Scribonius Largus travels to Britain with the entourage of Claudius.
 
 
60 CE: Boudicca Revolts in Britain.
 
 
60 CE - 61 CE: Boudicca's Revolt in Britain.
 
 
75 CE - 77 CE: Romans defeat the last of the Northern tribes; Roman conquest of Britain complete.
 
 
79 CE: Julius Agricola, Governor of Roman Britain, invades Scotland.
 
112 CE: Hadrian's Wall built as boundary between Roman Britain and Pictland.
 
 
121 CE - 125 CE: First trip of Hadrian around the Empire: Gaul, Germany, Noricum, Britain, Tarraconis, Cappadocia, Gallatia, Bythinia, Asia, Greece, Mesia, Dacia and Pannonia.
 
 
142 CE: Antoninus Pius celebrates victory in Britain and construction of the Antonine Wall begins.
 
 
211 CE: Death of Septimius Severus at Eboracum (York) during his Britain campaign.
 
286 CE: Naval commander Carausius (Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Valerius Carausius) declares himself emperor in Britain and Northern Gaul.
 
330 CE: Diocletian and Maximian celebrate a triumph in Rome for their victories in Britain and Africa.
 
 
410 CE: Rome withdraws forces from Britain.
 
 
410 CE: The Romans withdraw from Britain.
 
410 CE: Romans leave Britain; Picts remain unconquered.
 
425 CE - 450 CE: Earliest Anglo-Saxon burial in Britain.
 
450 CE - 600 CE: Anglo-Saxon Settlement in Britain.
 
450 CE: Angels and Saxons settle Britain.
 
495 CE: Cerdic, the founding figure of the West Saxon dynasty, arrives to Britain leading a squadron of five ships according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
 
 
495 CE: Cerdic lands in Britain with his son Cynric, founds Wessex.
 
519 CE - 927 CE: Duration of the Kingdom of Wessex in Britain.
 
600 CE - 700 CE: Codex Amiatinus is created in Northumbria, Britain.
 
700 CE - 715 CE: Lindisfarne Gospels created in Britain.
 
793 CE: First Viking raid in Britain at Lindisfarne Abbey.
 
 
802 CE - 839 CE: Reign of King Egbert of Wessex, Ruler of Britain; Wessex dominates region. .
 
880 CE - 886 CE: Alfred implements his famous reforms of military, law, education, and infrastructure of Britain.
 
 
937 CE: The Battle of Brunanburh; Athelstan defeats coalition from Britain, Ireland, and Scotland;consolidates rule.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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