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Schools: UK KS3

This is the index of timelines for UK Schools: Key Stage 3 (KS3)

For ease of reference the index below is laid out in a similar manner to the UK National Curriculum guidance. Each of the links below will take you to material specific to that topic.

Britain 1066-1500 (Medieval Realms)

The Development of the Monarchy and Significant Events:

The Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings.
The Domesday Survey.
Matilda and Stephen.
Henry II and Thomas a Becket.
Richard I, Salah ad-Din and the Crusades.
John and the Magna Carta.
John in Ireland.
Edward I in Wales and Edward III in Scotland.
The Black Death.
The Peasant's Revolt.
Henry V, Henry VI, Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War.
The Wars of the Roses.

Characteristic Features of Life:

The Structure of Medieval Society.
The Influence of Communities of Monks and Nuns.
Towns Guilds and Charters.
The Jews, Hansars and Staplers and Overseas Trade.
Religious and Secular Art and Architecture.
The Impact of the Written and Printed Word.
Life as Reflected by the Paston Letters.
Life as Reflected in the work of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Britain 1500-1750 (The Making of the United Kingdom)

Political and Religious Changes:

Reformation and Religious Settlement.
Relations with other European Countries in the 16th Century.
The Plantations in Ireland.
Religious Persecution and the Voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Charles I and the Civil Wars.
Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth, Scotland and Ireland.
Charles II and the Restoration.
Mary II, William III and the Glorious Revolution.
Queen Anne, Marlborough and Blenheim.
The Effects of the Acts of Union on Wales.
The Treaty of Union and the Jacobite Rebellions.

Social Changes:

The Elizabethan Poor Laws.
The East India Company.
The Changing Role of Women.
The Rebuilding of London.
Life in Restoration London.
Law and Order.
Advances in Medicine and Surgery.
The Royal Society, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and Edmund Halley.
Developments in Art and Architecture.

Britain 1750-1900 (Expansion, Trade and Industry)

Expansion, Trade and Colonisation:

The American Revolution.
The Napoleonic Wars and the role of Nelson and Wellington.
The Opium Wars in China.

The Development of the British Empire and colonial Rule in:

- India.
- South East Asia.
- Africa.


Industrialisation in the Local Area.
Changes in Agriculture and Rural Life.
The Development of Legislation to Improve Working and Living Conditions.

The Role of Scientists and Inventors:

- Edward Jenner.
- Sir Humphry Davy.
- James Watt.
- Michael Faraday.
- Mary Somerville.
- Charles Darwin.

The impact of Industrialisation on Cultural Development:

- William Hogarth.
- J M W Turner.
- Jane Austin.
- Charles Dickens.
- George Elliot.
- Gustav Holst.
- Henry Wood.
- William Gilbert.
- Arthur Sullivan.

Political Changes:

The Abolition of Slavery and The Slave Trade in the British Empire and the work of Reformers such as:
- William Wilberforce.
- Olaudah Equiano.
The Extension of the Franchise.
The Development of Political Parties.
Relations Between Ireland and Britain.

The Role of Political Leaders:

- Queen Victoria.
- Robert Peel.
- William Gladstone.
- Benjamin Disraeli.
- John Howard.
- Elizabeth Garret.

European Studies before 1914


(The Neolithic Revolution.)
(The Roman Empire.)
Europe in the Time of Charlemagne.
Astronomy, Navigation, Exploration and Trade.
Spain under Philip II.
The Dutch Republic in the 17th Century.
The Ottoman Empire in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
France at the Time of the Sun King.
The Reign of Peter the Great.


The Crusades Against Islam.
The Italian Renaissance.
Reformation and Counter Reformation in the 16th Century.
The Thirty Years War.
The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era.
The Revolutions of 1848.
German and Italian Unification.
European Imperialism in the 19th Century.

World Studies Before 1900

Societies in the Past:

Islamic Civilisations 7th to 16th Centuries.
The Chinese Quin Dynasty.
Imperial China from the First Emperor to Kublai Kahn.
The Manchu Invasion  and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty.
India from the Mughal Empire to the Coming of the British.
The Civilisations of Peru.
Indigenous Peoples of North America.
Black Peoples of the Americas.
The West African Empires.
Japan under the Shoguns.
Tokugawa Japan.
The Phoenicians.
The Maoris.
Muhammad and Makkah.
The Empires of Islam in Africa.
The Sikhs and the Mahrattas.
The Zulu Kingdoms.

World Studies After 1900 (Twentieth Century World)


Sir Winston Churchill.
Adolf Hitler.
Joseph Stalin.
Benito Mussolini.
Franklin Roosevelt.
Mahatma Gandhi.
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung).
Martin Luther King.


The Western Front in the First World War.
The Russian Revolution.
The Depression and the New Deal in the USA.
The Rise of National Socialism in Germany.
The Emergence of Japan as a Major World Power.
The Partition of Ireland and its Impact.
The Rise of Modern China.
The Vietnam War.
The Fall of The Berlin Wall.


The Changing Role and Status of Women.
The Extension of the Franchise in Britain and the Work of Reformers such as Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline Pankhurst.
The Welfare State.
The Origins and Role of the United Nations Including the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Break-up of Overseas Empires of European Countries.
The Origins and Development of the Commonwealth and its Impact.
The Development of the European Union.
The Impact on the Lives of People Around the World due to the work of:
- Marie Curie.
- Albert Einstein.
The Impact on the Lives of People Around the World on the Structure of DNA due to the work of:
- James Watson
- Francis Crick
- Rosalind Franklin
- Maurice Wilkins
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