Roman Britain (43 - 410)
The reshaping of the primitive culture of the British Celts - from the Claudian invasion of 43 to the early 5th century (when Rome is no longer able to hold the Empire)
Anglo-Saxon England (410 - 1065)
Consolidation of power into 7 or 8 kingdoms - the Heptarchy, conversion of 'Angle' land by missionaries sent by Pope Gregory, and Viking invasions make this a period of great change.
Medieval Britain (1066 - 1487)
This period begins with the Norman conquest, and the creation of a strong centralised monarchy. The Magna Carta codifies law, and feudalism is phased out with the growth of cities and the limitation of the royal prerogative under Henry III
Reformation & Restoration (1486 - 1713)
Objections to doctrines and practices in the medieval church lead to the Reformation in the 16th century, following through to the re-establishment of the monarchy with the accession of Charles II in 1660.
The Age of Empire (1714 - 1901)
Covering the decline of royal absolutism, the triumph of Parliament, colonial expansion, and the Industrial Revolution.
Early 20th Century (1900 - 1952)
From Edward VII through George VI - the modernization of the monarchy and two world wars.