The 1st Century, in which Jesus of Nazareth begins his ministry and the Roman Empire continues to dominate.

As Roman power grows, the pressure on Jewish kingdoms increases. Further pressure comes from the preaching of John the Baptist who sees corruption and perversity in the actions of Jews in Jerusalem. He has many followers, including Jesus of Nazareth. His verbal attacks on King Herod bring about his capture and execution.

  • Boudica British Queen
  • Agricola
  • Who was Caratacus?
  • Who were the Brigantes?
  • Dumnonia and Dumnonii the Kingdom and People

Jesus continues his ministry and a large following. He too is captured and killed. His followers continue spreading the message and Jews and non Jews join this newly emergent faith and await the second coming of Jesus.

The Roman Emperor Claudius sends troops to conquer Britain.

Relationships between Jews, Christians and Romans falter and fail, Jews turn on Jews as poverty and famine grip Jerusalem. Christians are killed for what are called criminal acts.

The Gospels are being written, setting down the life of Jesus.

The Romans win control of Judea and various groups of Jews disappear, some are taken away as slaves and Rome decides that Judea will not be the homeland of the Jews any longer. Christians see the demise of Jews as God’s punishment.

Mount Vesuvius erupts, covering Pompeii and other towns.

The Romans continued to expand their territory in Britain with Agricola sending armies deep into Scotland until defeated at Mons Graupius.

The 1st Century A brief chronology and timeline of the 1st century of British History will follow shortly

Our century by century chronologies and timelines are being created and curated but already via each century page you can quickly locate our collections for each 100 years of history. These evolve as we explore topical themes, but if you are looking for something you can’t see here then please feel free to contact us and request, Thanks for taking a look.

 

Antonine Wall

Antonine Wall

Antonine wall north of Adrian’s Wall was occupied fora short time and represents the retreat of the Romans from Scotland. Di you know it exists, what is left there and where does it run, relative to Hadrian’s Wall. Find out here with interactive Map of both walls and Google Earth Downloads for you to explore from here.

Boudica British Queen

Boudica British Queen

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Roman Timeline

Boudica was Queen of the Iceni during the early occupation of the Romans of Britain. She took the fight to them when they abused her husbands will and violated her daughters and her own honour.

Agricola

Agricola

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Roman Timeline

Agricola was a most effective Roman leader who was Governor of Britain between 77 AD – 84 AD. His list of accomplishments was written down by Tacitus, his son in law

Who was Caratacus?

Who was Caratacus?

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Roman Timeline

Caratacus was a strong leader of the Celts who faced the Roman army at the Battle of Mons Graupius

Who were the Brigantes?

Who were the Brigantes?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Roman Timeline

The Brigantes were a Celtic tribe who held the territory between the Humber and the Tyne at the time of the Roman invasion in 43AD. At first they were on friendly terms with the Romans but this state of affairs began to collapse and the Romans attempted to force them from their territory.

Dumnonia and Dumnonii the Kingdom and People

Dumnonia and Dumnonii the Kingdom and People

The Dumnonii were they a group of celtic tribes, already established when the Romans invaded, and only subjugated finally by Egbert of Wessex in 838…along the path to the unification of England and subsequently Britain…