Great Britain timeline

  • War of Austrian Succession

    The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) involved nearly all the powers of Europe (except for the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the... Read more

  • Seven Years' War

    The Seven Years' War was a major military conflict that lasted from 1756, as a result of the French and Indian War that erupted in North America in... Read more

  • The Sugar Act

    The Revenue Act of 1764, also known as the Sugar Act, was the first tax on the American colonies imposed by the British Parliament. Its purpose... Read more

  • The Currency Act

    On September 1, 1764, Parliament passed the Currency Act, effectively assuming control of the colonial currency system. The act prohibited the... Read more

  • The Stamp Act

    On February 6th, 1765 George Grenville rose in Parliament to offer the fifty-five resolutions of his Stamp Bill. A motion was offered to first read... Read more

  • The Quartering Act

    In March 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this... Read more

  • The Declaratory Act

    AN ACT for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty's dominions in America upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain. WHEREAS... Read more

  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were applied with the design of raising £40,000 a year for the administration of the colonies. The... Read more

  • Boston Non-Importation Agreement

    Colonial resistance to British control took many forms, perhaps the most effective was the general success of the non-importation agreements. Such... Read more

  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The act was not intended... Read more

  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British Government in which they destroyed many... Read more

  • Boston Port Act

    The Boston Port Act is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (citation 14 Geo. III. c. 19) which became law on March 30, 1774, and is one of... Read more

  • Massachusetts Government Act

    The Massachusetts Government Act (citation 14 Geo. III c. 45) was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain and became a law on May 20, 1774. The... Read more

  • Administration of Justice Act

    Parliament’s offensive against Massachusetts, the perpetrator of the Boston Tea Party, included an effort to afford legal protections to officials... Read more

  • Second Quartering Act

    A second Quartering Act (citation 14 Geo. III c. 54) was passed on June 2, 1774, as part of a group of laws that came to be known as the... Read more

  • Quebec Act

    The Quebec Act of 1774 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (citation 14 Geo. III c. 83) setting procedures of governance in the Province... Read more

  • The First Continental Congress

    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. Carpenter's Hall was also the seat... Read more

  • The Association

    The Continental Association, often known simply as the "Association", was a system created by the First Continental Congress in 1774 for... Read more

  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in... Read more

  • Siege of Boston

    In the immediate aftermath of the battles of the 19th, the Massachusetts militia, under the loose leadership of William Heath, who was superseded... Read more

  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    On May 10, 1775, Fort Ticonderoga was captured by a small force of American Patriots led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold. They surprised... Read more

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    On the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of American troops acting under orders from Artemas Ward moved out of their camp, carrying picks, shovels,... Read more

  • Shelling of Stonington

    August 30, 1775 at Stonington, Connecticut - On August 30, the British Navy began a bombardment of Stonington. There were 2 people killed in town... Read more

  • Battle of Longue-Pointe

    Allen and his men crossed the St. Lawrence on the night of the 24th, landing at Longue-Pointe. The inhabitants he met there were friendly, but he... Read more

  • Burning of Norfolk

    The Burning of Norfolk was an incident that occurred during the American Revolutionary War. On January 1, 1776, by the order of John Murray,... Read more