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.