Explore all of British history, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline. Browse hundreds of key events and discover how the past has shaped the world we live in today.
Neolithic and Bronze Ages
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons
Civil War and Revolution
Empire and Sea Power
Britain: 1945 to Present
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Designed and built by: AllofUs
Concept developed by: The BBC History website team
Text and image credits
Neolithic and Bronze Ages: Dr Francis Pryor
Iron Age: Julian Richards
Roman Britain: Dr Neil Faulkner
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons: Prof Edward James
Norman Britain: Prof John Hudson
Middle Ages: Prof Tom James
Tudors: Dr Simon Adams
Civil War and Revolution: Dr Mark Stoyle
Empire and Sea Power: Prof Kenneth Morgan
Victorian Britain: Prof Eric Evans
Britain 1901-1918: Prof Hew Strachan
Britain 1918-1945: Rebecca Fraser
Britain 1945 Onwards: Prof Jeremy Black
Images from Corbis, the British Library, the British Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of Bayeux.