Historical Timelines

Timelines are designed to present "history in a nutshell" and are a useful supplement to your Staveley research.  Timelines can help you to understand what life may have been like during the time in which your ancestors lived, by providing a chronology of key historical events.

If your ancestor lived during the 15th or 16th century, what were the significant political, religious and social events that may have shaped his or her daily life?  Which wars were fought?  Which monarchs reigned?  Which disease epidemics may have impacted local villagers?  Which parts of the globe were as yet undiscovered?  Use the timelines listed here to help place your ancestors in their appropriate historical context...and gain an appreciation for what life may have been like before the advent of pocket-watches, and the printing press.


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