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Timeline of genealogically interesting dates

 

This timeline has gradually acquired a distinct Welsh bias but it is by no means limited to Welsh events.
I acknowledge that I have latterly based several Welsh related entries on data in the excellent reference work ' The Welsh Almanac' by Terry Breverton. This is an unusual book, crammed full of facts, dates, events, quotations --- not forgetting the author's strongly held opinions about his homeland. Details of this and other books can be seen on Wales Books .

I have also added some facts triggered by data in the most readable book by D Gareth Evans  A history of Wales 1815-1906       UWP 1989/1993

Although only enough data is included for reference purposes, some entries have links to fuller related items on this site and other sites.
I am greatlyindebted to wikipedia and regret that not all links to its pages are highlighted as such here
I haven't included dates of birth/death of notable Welsh people, there are simply too many, just take a look in Terry Breverton's book.
Nor have I generally included details of coal mine disasters, again far too many and I would not like to miss one out, see the excellent Coal Mining History Resource Centre for these.

There is an indication of which monarchs were on the English throne post the Conquest, they did not rule Wales before 1536 of course.

Scroll straight through chronologically or use the links below for particular periods

 

Pre Norman Conquest

C11th    C12th    C13th    C14th    C15th    C16th    C17th    C18th    C19th    C20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pre Norman Conquest

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11th Century - post Conquest up

 

 

 

12th century

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13th Century

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14th century

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15th century

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16th century

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17th century

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18th century

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19th century

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20th century

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Compiled by Gareth Hicks with contributions by Mike Thomas

 


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