Other Histories

Mary, Queen of Scots. This is actually part of my potted history of Edinburgh. However, I have also decided to show it as a discrete item, as her story is so riveting.




A Potted History of the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Age starts with relevant events from around the late 17th century; covers the period of the first Industrial Revolution itself; and moves onto many things that resulted from it in the Victorian Age.



A Potted History of the Anglo-Saxons: commences with the closing days of the Roman occupation of Britain; outlines the immigration of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes; covers the Heptarchy (the seven main kingdoms) and the arrival of Christianity; introduces the Vikings; details the exploits of Alfred the Great, along with his son Edward the Elder, his daughter Athelflaed and his grandson Athelstan who was recognised as the first king of England; summarises the succeeding monarchs, including the Viking rulers; and finishes with Edward the Confessor and Harold Godwinson.


A Potted History of England during the Norman and Angevin Periods commences by summarising the aftermath of the battle of Hastings. It then covers the period from the battle in 1066 to the end of Henry III’s regency in 1227, including dynastic politics, feudal society, the Church, the king and his government, the legal system, culture and the economy.



A Potted History of Computing (up to 2010) starts off by summarising related inventions from prehistory up to the end of the 19th century. The first three generations of the modern computer cover the period from the late 1930s up to the end of the 1960s. The subsequent rate of advances in technology lead to each of the following decades being treated separately.