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Click within the timeline below to go to a year-by-year account of events in North East history. Each colour represents a different historical era. The segments within the coloured eras are links to pages covering specific periods within those eras. You can navigate within the timeline using the go forward in time / go back in time links.

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Timeline of North East England

ROMAN ERA 43AD to 410AD

43 to 71AD The roman Conquest 43AD

71 to 122 AD Before the Roman Wall 71AD

122 to 193AD Hadrian's Wall events from 122AD

193 to 303AD Hadrian's Wall and the North East in 3rd century

306 to 410AD Hadrian's Wall and the North East in 4th century

About Hadrian's Wall Hadrian's Wall

POST ROMAN AND ANGLO-SAXON ERA 410AD to 866AD

410 to 598AD Post Roman era and invasion of the Anglo-Saxons

598 to 633AD King Aethelfrith and King Edwin of Northumbria

633 to 656AD King Oswald of Northumbria

657 to 689AD Saint Cuthbert and St Wlfrid

690 to 735AD The age of Bede

736 to 865AD Northumbria at War

The Kingdom of Northumbria (450-866AD) Kingdom of Northumbria

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VIKING ERA 866AD to 1066AD

866 to 900AD Viking invasion and Kingdom of Jorvik

900 to 945AD The Irish Norwegians

946 to 989AD Eric Bllodaxe

990 to 1031 The Birth of Durham 995AD

1031 to 1066 Events leading up to the Norman Conquest

Northumbria in the Viking era(450-866AD) Viking Northumbria

NORMAN AND MEDIEVAL ERA 1066 to 1485

1066 to 1080 The Norman conquered North

1081 to 1135 The first Prince Bishops

1135 to 1157 The region under Scottish control

1154 to 1198 The age of Bishop Pudsey

1199 to 1272 The age of King John and Henry III

1272 to 1377 Scottish Invasions Bruce and Balliol

1377 to 1461 Hotspur and the Percys

1455 to 1485 Wars of the Roses

Durham Cathedral and York Minster Great cathedrals

Medieval monasteries of the North East and Yorkshire 1080 to 1536 Monasteries

North East towns in Medieval times Medieval Towns

Newcastle and North East Coal mining 1100 to 1600 Newcastle Coal

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TUDOR ERA 1485 to 1603

1485 to 1603 Tudor era : Reforms and Rebellions

Border Reivers of the Tudor era Border Reivers

STUART ERA 1603 to 1714

1603 to 1714 Early Stuarts and Civil War

1644 to 1714 Cromwell to Queen Anne

GEORGIAN ERA 1714 to 1800

1714 to 1800 Georgian era

Coal mining 1600 to 1800 Coal Mining 1600-1800

NINETEENTH CENTURY

1800 to 1828 The age of locomotives

1828 to 1839 Early Victorian age and birth of Middlesbrough

1849 to 1878 An age of iron

1867 to 1901 The Electric light years

Shipbuilding 1790 to 1800 Shipbuilding

Chemicals and Glass Industry 1800 to 1900 Chemicals and Glass

Coal mining, Railways and Lead Mining Coal Mining and Railways

TWENTIETH CENTURY

1901 to 1919 Edwardian era and First World War

1920 to 1939 Twenties and Thirties

1939 to 1950 Second World War

1950 to 1969 Fifties and Sixties

1970 to 1989 Seventies and Eighties

1990 to 2000 Towards a new Millennium

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