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*'''Mid-1400s''' - Black Death killed half of London's population  
 
*'''Mid-1400s''' - Black Death killed half of London's population  
 
*'''1500s''' - Expansion of overseas trade  
 
*'''1500s''' - Expansion of overseas trade  
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'''1540''' - Major roads leading to London paved<ref name="dunn">Phillip B. Dunn, ''A Guide to Ancestral Research in London'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mountainland Printing and Marketing, c1987, 1992), 2-5. {{FHL|579061|item|disp=FHL Book 942.1/L1 D27d}}.</ref>
 
*'''1600s''' - London limits expand beyond the City Walls  
 
*'''1600s''' - London limits expand beyond the City Walls  
*'''1665-1666''' - Great Plague  
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*'''1665-1666''' - Great Plague killed 70,000 Londoners<ref name="dunn" />
 
*'''1666''' - Great Fire of London<br>  
 
*'''1666''' - Great Fire of London<br>  
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*'''1674''' - Clandestine marriages at Fleet Prison first recorded<ref name="dunn" />
 
*'''1700s''' - London's role at centre of British Empire begins  
 
*'''1700s''' - London's role at centre of British Empire begins  
 
*'''1750''' - Westminster Bridge opened  
 
*'''1750''' - Westminster Bridge opened  
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*'''1836''' - First London railroad constructed  
 
*'''1836''' - First London railroad constructed  
 
*'''1863''' - London Underground subway system began  
 
*'''1863''' - London Underground subway system began  
*'''1888''' - County of London established, absorbing the metropolitan area of [[Middlesex]]<ref>Local Government Act 1888</ref>
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*'''1888''' - County of London established, absorbing the metropolitan area of [[Middlesex]]<ref>Local Government Act 1888</ref>  
*'''1900''' - County of London divided into 28 new boroughs plus the City<ref>London Government Act 1899</ref>
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*'''1900''' - County of London divided into 28 new boroughs plus the City<ref>London Government Act 1899</ref>  
 
*'''1925''' - Lost status as world's largest city<br>  
 
*'''1925''' - Lost status as world's largest city<br>  
 
*'''1930s''' - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived  
 
*'''1930s''' - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived  

Revision as of 21:26, 16 January 2012

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Historic Timeline

  • 1381 - Peasant's Revolt attacks London
  • Mid-1400s - Black Death killed half of London's population
  • 1500s - Expansion of overseas trade

1540 - Major roads leading to London paved[1]

  • 1600s - London limits expand beyond the City Walls
  • 1665-1666 - Great Plague killed 70,000 Londoners[1]
  • 1666 - Great Fire of London
  • 1674 - Clandestine marriages at Fleet Prison first recorded[1]
  • 1700s - London's role at centre of British Empire begins
  • 1750 - Westminster Bridge opened
  • 1831 - Became world's largest city
  • 1836 - First London railroad constructed
  • 1863 - London Underground subway system began
  • 1888 - County of London established, absorbing the metropolitan area of Middlesex[2]
  • 1900 - County of London divided into 28 new boroughs plus the City[3]
  • 1925 - Lost status as world's largest city
  • 1930s - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived
  • 1950s - Large numbers of Commonwealth immigrants began to arrive
  • 1965 - Greater London established replacing the former administrative counties of Middlesex and London, in addition to absorbing parts of Kent, Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire. Reorganised the existing boroughs into 32 new boroughs plus the City[4]

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: History of London

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Phillip B. Dunn, A Guide to Ancestral Research in London (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mountainland Printing and Marketing, c1987, 1992), 2-5. FHL Book 942.1/L1 D27d.
  2. Local Government Act 1888
  3. London Government Act 1899
  4. London Government Act 1963, Schedule 1