Proto-Indo-EuropeansProto-Indo-Europeans lived in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
CeltsCelts inhabited much of Europe, and began to colonise the British Isles.
Roman InvasionFirst Roman raided on Britain under Julius Caesar.
Anglo-Saxon settlementAnglo-Saxon settlement of Britain began (Angles, Frisians, Saxons, Jutes)
Viking InvasionViking Invasion began
Beowulf800.The epic poem "Beowulf" is written in Old English.
1000. The oldest surviving manuscript of “Beowulf” dates from this period.