History of North East England. A year by year timeline of North East England’s History. From prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. Click in the coloured segments on the Timeline below to discover the key events of each era.
Our 'clickable' timeline covers the history of North East England over 12,000 years.
The prehistory of the first 10,000 years is shown by the timeline on the left of the image, while the timeline on the right links to the recorded events of the last 2,000 years.
Colours represent different eras of time, broken into smaller year by year sections covering themed periods, such as the 'Wars of the Roses'. These sections will also include other notable local events from that time.