Events that have shaped London's History

Timeline created by dsarigia
In History
  • 43

    The Roman Londinium.

    Romans conquer and establish Londinium. It is an era of immense growth and wars.
  • 60

    Boudicca Revolt

    Boudicca Revolt
    Queen Boudicca revolts against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Her statue faces Big Ben today.
  • 842

    Viking Attack

    Viking Attack
    Disaster strikes London in AD 84, when the Danish Vikings attack.
  • 1066

    Norman Invasion

    Norman Invasion
    William the Conqueror invades London and builds its most famous tower, the Tower of London.
  • 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    A pneumonic plague pandemic, which reaches England in June 1348.Thousands die and in the wake of such huge loss, Londoners turn to religion with renewed fervour.
  • Gunpowder, treason, and plot!

    Gunpowder, treason, and plot!
    Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The 5th of November is still celebrated in memory of that event.
  • The Great Plague

    The Great Plague
    Thousands die once more and doctors wear masks to protect themselves.
  • The Great Fire

    The Great Fire
    The Great Fire of London destroys most of the city but it is rebuilt on the same spot.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    The first underground train is a fact!
  • The Suffragettes storm Westminster

    The Suffragettes storm Westminster
    15 suffragettes make it to the lobby of the Houses of Parliament on February 13, 1907, where they passionately protest for women’s right to vote. Over 60 women get arrested.
  • The Blitz

    The Blitz
    WWII: Nazi Germany bombs against Britain for eight months. The raids kill 43,000 civilians.
  • Terrorist attack

    July 2005: four bombs explode on London’s transport systems. The city is thrown into mass panic and confusion as all four suicide bombers are of British origin. London gets into the high terrorist alert status it still holds today.
  • Period:

    Black Death

    Half of the city's population dies.