3910OEtimeline - England to be Christianized 601 Augustine...

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Time line: Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings 4000-3000 BC Celts move to Great Britain from France (by agricultural theory; Renfrew’s theory) 2500-2300 BC Celts move to Great Britain from France (by conquest theory; Gimbutas’ Kurgan theory) 100 BC-400 AD Contact between Germanic people on continent with Romans 55 BC Julius Caesar invades England, but leaves 43 AD Claudius succeeds in establishing Roman occupation of British Isles 410 AD Roman legions withdrawn 476 Fall of Roman Empire (Rome sacked by Goths and Vandals) 449 Angles, Saxons invited to help Celts defend against Picts -700 by this date, controlled most of England, but not Wales, Cornwall, or northern Scotland 597 St. Augustine comes to Brit. Isles; Etherbert, first king of
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Unformatted text preview: England to be Christianized 601 Augustine becomes first Archbishop of Canterbury 750-1150 Viking invasions 7th-8th c Northumbria is center of power and culture 8th c. Mercia becomes center of power and culture 8th c. (late) Vikings sack monasteries of Lindesfarne, Jarrow 9th c. Wessex becomes center of power and culture 9th c. (early) First Viking raids on S. of England 865-880 Vikings possess most of NE England 871-889 Reign of Alfred the Great; unifies England agst Vikings, fostered learning and translation 9th-10th c Danelaw: dividing line between NE Viking holdings and SW English 2 10th c. Second Viking conquest 10th-11th c. Vikings absorbed into E. Anglia and NE England...
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