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A Victorian Scrapbook

A Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles Compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905)

Victorian Politics and History

1. Chronological Table of Events in Ancient History
2. List of Principal Events in Modern History

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Chronological Table of Events

 

List of Principal Events in Modern History

 

List of Principal Events in Modern History

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Below Transcript based on Timelines originally published in a Victorian newspaper similar to the above. An Additional column has been added here to provide further information on some historical events and give clarity with added text ITALICS.

EVENT DATE BC
Further Information

Second Punic War Begins

218

Punic Wars

Battle of Zama, in which Hannibal is defeated by Scipio

202

 

Fall of the Macedonian empire

168

Third Punic war

149

Destruction of Carthage

147

Civil war between marius and Sylla

88

Civil war between Caesar and Pompey

50

Battle of Pharsalia

48

Battle of Philippi

42

Battle of Actium

31

Jesus Christ born

0

 

LIST OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN MODERN HISTORY.

In the year of Christ.

Our Saviour crucified

33

The name of Christians first given an Antioch to the following of Christ

40

The expedition of Claudius into Britain

43

First persecution against the Christians

64

Jerusalem destroyed by Titus

70

Herculaneum and Pompeii destroyed by an eruption of mount Vesuvius

79

Severus builds a wall in Britain

207

Hadrian's Wall

Constantine the Great defeats Maxentius

312

 

The Kingdom of the French begins

420

5th Century Timeline

The city of Venice founded

452

 

St. Augustin preaches Christianity in England

597

Anglo Saxon Timeline

The Mohammedan era begins; it is called the Hegira

622

 

The Saracens take Rhodes, and destroy the Colossus

653

7th Century Timeline


Charlemagne crowned emperor

800

 

Egbert, King of England, begins his reign

817

History of England and its English Heritage

Origin of the Russian monarchy

839

Russia

Doomsday-book compiled

1080

 

First crusade

1095

The Crusades

Order of Knight Templars instituted

1118

 

Dispensing justice by circuits first established in England

1176

Anglo Saxon Law

Magna Charta (Magna Carta) signed by king John

1215

Charta AKA Carta

The mariner’s compass invented

1302

 

Rebellion in Scotland

1715

The Jacobites

Inoculation first tried

1727

March 18th 1718

Battle of Dettingen

1743

 

Commodore Anson returns from his voyage round the world

1744

The Islands of
Juan Fernandez

Battle of Culloden

1746

 

His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales dies

1751

Prince of Wales - History

New Style introduced into Great Britain (introduction of Gregorian calendar)

1752

Gregorian calendar

Lisbon destroyed by an earthquake

1755

 

King George II. dies

1760

Academy of painting established

1768

Revolt of the Americans

1774

Admiral Rodney destroys the Spanish fleet under Langara

1780

Naval Battles

Riots in London

1780

AKA - Gordon Riots

Engagement between Admiral Parker and Admiral Zoutman (Battle of Dogger Bank)

1781

American War of Independence

Major Operations in War of Indepencence

Admiral Rodney defeats the French fleet under Count de Grasse

1782

Battle of the Saintes

The Spaniards defeated before Gibraltar

1782

History of Spain

Peace signed, January 20th (The American Revolution)

1783

American Revolution

Commercial treaty between France and England (The Eden Agreement)

1786

List of treaties throught the ages

Warren Hastings impeached at the bar of the House of Lords

1787

Impeachment

Revolution of France, and destruction of the Bastille

1789

French Revolution

France decreed a Republic, September 21st

1789

The Civil War in France

Louis XVI, king of France, guillotined, January 21st

1793

 

War declared by France against England and Holland, February 1st

1793

French Revolutionary Wars

The queen of France guillotined, October 16th

1793

Marie Antoinette

Victory of Lord Howe over the French fleet, June 1st

1794

AKA Glorious First of June

Victory of Lord St. Vincent over the Spanish fleet, February 14th

1797

Battle of Cape St. Vincent

Victory of Lord Duncan over the Dutch, October 11th

1797

List of battles

Battle of Camperdown

Victory of Lord Nelson over the French fleet, August 1st

1798

 

Union between Great Britain and Ireland, January 1st

1801

United Kingdom - History of the Flag

Preliminaries of Peace between England and France ratified, October 10th

1801

Treaty of Amiens

General illumination on account of the Peace, April 29th

1802

Peace of Amiens 1801

War renewed between England and France, May

1803

Napoleonic Wars

The Memorable Battle of Trafalgar, in which 20 French and Spanish ships were taken and destroyed, by the gallant Lord Nelson, who fell in the moment of victory, October 21st

1805

 

Contemporary news reports on Nelson and Trafalgar

Cape of Good Hope surrendered to the English, January 8th

1806

 

Sir J. T. Duckworth defeats a French squadron, taking 3 and destroying 2 sail of the line, in the Bay of St. Domingo, February 13th

1806

Battle of San Domingo

Buenos Ayres taken by the British forces, June 27th

1806

The fall of Dantzic, May 26th

1807

AKA Gdansk

Notes on the War. Engels 1870-71

Buenos Ayres retaken by the Spaniard and Natives, July 5th

1807

RN Vessels Lost during 19th Century

Copenhagen and the Danish fleet taken by the British, September 7th

1807

The Prince Regent and the Royal Family of Portugal emigrate to the Brazils, to avoid the French, November 29th

1807

Independence in Latin America

History of Portugal (1777–1834)

Disturbances at Madrid on the 18th of March, which terminate in the surrender of the Kingdom of Spain to Bonaparte, who appoints his brother Joseph King of Spain and the Judies, May 4th

1808

 

Diary of Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte

Covent Garden Theatre destroyed by fire, September 20th

1808

History of London

Colonel Wardle brought forward charges against the Duke of York, February 7th

1809

John Wilson Croker

Drury Lane Theatre destroyed by fire, February 24th

1809

 

Revolution in Sweden

1809

Instrument of Government (1809)

Destruction of the French squadron in Basque Roads, April 12

1809

 

Expedition to Walcheren sails, July 18th

1809

Flushing surrenders to the British, August 15th

1809

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