The name of this era of history derives from classical antiquity (or the Greco-Roman era) of Europe. Though, the everyday context in use is reverse (such as historians reference to Medieval China ). In European history, "post-classical" is synonymous with the medieval time or Middle Ages , the period of history from around the 5th century to ...
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1. 1601: In the Battle of Kinsale, England defeats Irish and Spanish forces at the town of Kinsale, driving the Gaelic aristocracy out of Ireland and destroying the Gaelic clan system. 2. 1601–1603: The Russian famine of 1601–1603kills perhaps one-third of Russia. 3. 1602: Matteo Ricci produces the Map of the Myriad Countries of the World (坤輿萬國全圖, Kūnyú Wànguó Quántú), a world map that will be used throughout East Asia for centuries. 4. 1602: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) is established...
1. 1651: English Civil War ends with the Parliamentarian victory at the Battle of Worcester. 2. 1656–1661: Mehmed Köprülü is Grand Vizier. 3. 1655–1661: The Northern Wars cement Sweden's rise as a Great Power. 4. 1658: After his father Shah Jahan completes the Taj Mahal, his son Aurangzeb deposes him as ruler of the Mughal Empire. 5. 1660: The Commonwealth of England ends and the monarchy is brought back during the English Restoration. 6. 1660: The Royal Society is founded 7. 1661: The reign...
Major changes in philosophy and science take place, often characterized as the Scientific revolution. 1. Banknotesreintroduced in Europe. 2. Ice cream. 3. Tea and coffeebecome popular in Europe. 4. Central Banking in France and modern Finance by Scottish economist John Law. 5. Minarets, Jamé Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Persia(Iran), are built. 6. 1604: Supernova SN 1604 is observed in the Milky Way. 7. 1605: Johannes Kepler starts investigating elliptical orbitsof planets. 8. 1605: Johann Carolusof Germany publishes the 'Relation', the first newspaper. 9. 1608: Refracting telescopes first appear. Dutch spectacle-maker Hans Lippersheytries to obtain a patent on one, spreading word of the invention. 10. 1610: The Orion Nebula is identified by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peirescof France. 11. 1610: Galileo Galilei and Simon Marius observe Jupiter's Galilean moons. 12. 1611: King James Bibleor 'Authorized Version' first published. 13. 1612: The first flintlock musket likely created for Loui...Chang, Chun-shu, and Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang. Crisis and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century China" (1998).Langer, William. An Encyclopedia of World History (5th ed. 1973); highly detailed outline of events online freeReid, A. J. S. Trade and State Power in 16th & 17th Century Southeast Asia(1977).Spence, J. D. The Death of Woman Wang: Rural Life in China in the 17th Century(1978).
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1. Examples of Cornish Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age structures are Chûn Quoit, Boscawen-Un and Chysauster Ancient Village. First Cornish hedges.
1. Mining in Cornwall has existed from the early Bronze Age around 2150 BC and it is thought that Cornwall was visited by metal traders from the eastern Mediterranean. It has been suggested that the Cassiterides or "Tin Islands" as recorded by Herodotus in 445 BC may have referred to the Scilly Islands and Cornwallas when first discovered they were both thought to have been islands.
1. Cornwall experiences a trade boom driven by the export of tin across Europe.
Roman invasion and occupation
1. 19 AD: Total eclipse in Cornwall. 2. 43 AD: Claudian invasion of Britain begins. Roman control of Cornwall comes much later, but at an uncertain date. 3. 55–60 AD: Construction of NanstallonRoman fort near Bodmin, one of only a few Roman sites in Cornwall. 4. Roman villa at Magor Farm near Camborneoccupied. 5. 360 and after: various Germanic peoples came to Roman Britain: raiders, Roman armies recruited from among German tribes, authorized settlers: ref. Aelle of Sussex
1. Cornwall's native name (Kernow) appeared on record as early as 400. The Ravenna Cosmography, compiled c. 700 from Roman material 300 years older, lists a route running westward into Cornwall and on this route is a place then called Durocornovio (Latinised from British Celtic duno-Cornouio-n – "fortress of the Cornish people"). In Latin, 'V' represented and was pronounced as a 'W' and the fortress name refers to Tintagel. 2. 410: Emperor Honorius recalls the last legions from Britain. There...
1. 500: The Kingdom of Cornwall emerged around the 6th century which included the tribes of the Dumnonii and the Cornish Cornovii. The origins of the neighbouring Kingdom of Wessexare also in this period. 2. 490 to 510: likely range of dates for the Battle of Mons Badonicus, in which Romano-British Celts defeated an invading Anglo-Saxon army. 3. 535/6: Extreme weather events of 535–536cause European famine. 4. After 540s : Plague of Justinian, which would affect all of Europe. 5. 577: Battle...
1. 1013: Cornwall's enemy and Anglo-Saxon neighbour, Wessex is crushed and conquered by a Danish army under the leadership of the Viking leader and King of Denmark Sweyn Forkbeard. Sweyn annexes Wessex to his Viking empire which includes Denmark and Norway. He does not, however, annex Cornwall, Wales and Scotland, allowing these "client nations" self-rule in return for an annual payment of tribute or "danegeld". 2. 1014–1035: The Kingdom of Cornwall, Wales, much of Scotland and Ireland were n...
1. 1120: Ingulph's Chronicle records Cornwall as a nation distinct from England. 2. 1154–1214: (effective)/1242 (formal) Angevin Empire, which includes other Brythonic areas such as Brittany and parts of Wales. 3. 1173: Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall, grants a charter to his 'free burgesses of Triueru' and he addresses his meetings at Truro to: "All men both Cornish and English" suggesting a continuing differentiation. Subsequently, for Launceston, Reginald's Charter continues...
1. 1214: Battle of Bouvines confirms the French crown's sovereignty over the Duchy of Normandy's lands in Brittany and Normandy, meaning Cornwall and Brittany are once more in separate states. 2. 1235–1237: Cornish militia fight against the Scots 1. 1265: Work starts on the Lostwithiel Stannary Palace. It is reputed to be the oldest non-ecclesiastical building in Cornwall and was said to have been built as a replica of the Great Hall of Westminster. Its original function was as a court dealin...Timeline of Cornish History 400,000 BC – 1066 AD Cornwall County Councilwebpage
The Medieval Warm Period, the period from 10th century to about the 14th century in Europe, was a relatively warm and gentle interval ended by the generally colder Little Ice Age. Farmers grew wheat well north into Scandinavia, and wine grapes in northern England, although the maximum expansion of vineyards appears to occur within the Little ...