Interactive Timelines

Interactive Timelines

Interactive Timelines on Intriguing History

Timelines on Intriguing History are set to feature increasingly, supplementing the chronological by century pages and periods of history with themed timeline to help connect particular narratives, series of posts and specific  aspects of history. We have experimented with various tools and will demonstrate initial two simple timelines to assist with navigation starting with Periods of History. We will update ths page with simple links as soon as these are published.

In the interim period please go to our Timeline by Century page and/or Periods of History were you can select from the related pages. This site is currently being upgraded and expanded between Nov 2014 and Jan 2015, so please note changes may be made to navigation during that period as we progress.. Thanks for your patience.

The Vinegar Bible

The Vinegar Bible

The Vinegar Bible is widely accepted to be one of the best Bibles printed in the United Kingdom in the C18th but how did it get its name and what of John Baskett the man behind it?

Iron Bridge Coalbrook Dale

Iron Bridge Coalbrook Dale

The iron bridge near Coalbrook Dale is a humbling testament to the skill of ironworkers over two hundred years ago. The spectacular Severn gorge that carves its way through layers of limestone, coal and iron ore is a striking natural feature that gave rise to the most important industrialised landscape of the C18th. The River…

Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton could be described as the father of the Industrial Revolution but his name is less well known than that of his partner James Watt. Matthew Boulton was born in Birmingham in 1728, the same year as Captain James Cook and into an age of enlightenment, reason and industrial revolution. His early years were…

The Treaty of Winchester

The Treaty of Winchester

The Treaty of Winchester is a very important historical document that brought England’s first civil war known as the Anarchy to an end. The treaty also changed the course of history

Alexandra Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna the last Russian Tsarina was she ultimately responsible for the downfall and murder of the Romanov family? She was ostracized by the Russian court, its people and many in Europe, what part did this play in forcing her towards Rasputin?

The Royal Society

The Royal Society

The Royal Society for the promotion of natural knowledge is one of Britain’s longest standing organisations, its members some of the worlds most brilliant minds.

Medieval Leprosy

Medieval Leprosy

Medieval leprosy was a complicated part of Medieval society. The idea of the leper as being a carrier of disease is too simplistic. The leper was a person who carried the outward mark of sin, whose purgatory on Earth would be rewarded in heaven.

King Henry V

King Henry V

King Henry V of England is portrayed as a a great military ruler, Shakespeare did his best to represent Henry as a ‘golden King’ but was he really a cruel and aloof man whose autocratic leadership, piety and belief he was God’s chosen put him at odds with those he ruled?

British Union of Fascists Riots

British Union of Fascists Riots

The British Union of Fascists rose to power under Oswald Mosley in the 1930’s, the riots that ensued in the streets of the East End have something to teach us about the rise of far right politics in today’s political climate.

WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope

WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope

The Digital Archives of WW1 Poetry needs little introduction. Worthy of a reflective browse and full of deeply moving artefacts. When souls in the extremes of horrific wars raise themselves to such heights, in spite of all they face, it feels like the least we can do is to take inspiration from their art and…