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glossary document index

A complete list of all the supporting documents for the time periods between 1215 and 1945.

1215 - 1500

From Magna Carta to Wars of the Roses

Timeline of some of the major events and milestones during the years 1215 to 1500. Read the background section to put these into context.

1215
Magna Carta.
1237
The first reference to Parliament.
1254
First Parliament with local representatives.
1258
Baronial reform movement.
1265
Political opinions of the people of Peatling Magna.
1290
Expulsion of the Jews.
1297
Magna Carta reissued and recorded as a statute.
1302
Confederation of farm workers at Barton-on-Humber in Lincolnshire.
1320
Declaration of Arbroath.
1327
Deposition of Edward II.
c.1330
Petition of the Nottingham Prisoners.
1348
The black death.
1351
Statute of Labourers.
1381
The Peasants' Revolt.
1399
Deposition of Richard II.
1404
Rebellion of Owain Glyn Dwr.
1415
Battle of Agincourt.
1430
Freeholders able to vote in parliamentary elections.
1455-87
Wars of the Roses.