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In History
  • 5,000 BCE

    Proto-Indo-Europeans

    Proto-Indo-Europeans
    Proto-Indo-Europeans lived in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • -500 BCE

    Celts

    Celts
    Celts inhabited much of Europe, and began to colonise the British Isles.
  • -55 BCE

    Roman Invasion

    Roman Invasion
    First Roman raided on Britain under Julius Caesar.
  • 450

    Anglo-Saxon settlement

    Anglo-Saxon settlement
    Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain began (Angles, Frisians, Saxons, Jutes)
  • 792

    Viking Invasion

    Viking Invasion
    Viking Invasion began
  • 800

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    800.The epic poem "Beowulf" is written in Old English.
    1000. The oldest surviving manuscript of “Beowulf” dates from this period.