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American Indians

American Indians: c. 30,000 years ago - 1973  

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With the sea level falling, a land bridge (known as Beringia) forms between Siberia and Alaska, enabling humans to enter the continent of America
Andean Civilizations

Andean Civilizations: c. 3000 BCE - 1537  

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The llama and the alpaca, two south American members of the camel family, are domesticated
Austrian Empire

Austrian Empire: -  

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Britain 1066-1500

Britain 1066-1500: 1066 - 1499  

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On his death bed in Westminster, Edward the Confessor designates Harold - foremost among England's barons - as his successor
Britain 1500-1750

Britain 1500-1750: 1503 - 1750  

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The marriage of James IV, king of Scotland, to Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, leads a century later to the Union of the Crowns
Britain 1750-1900

Britain 1750-1900: 1750 - c. 1900  

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Horace Walpole begins to create his own Strawberry Hill, a neo-Gothic fantasy, on the banks of the Thames west of London
British colonial America

British colonial America: 1585 - 1783  

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Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, is settled by the first English colonists in America – with disastrous results
British empire

British empire: 1583 - 1997  

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Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland on behalf of England's queen Elizabeth
Byzantine empire

Byzantine empire: 330 - c. 1480  

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Constantine's new Christian city on the site of Byzantium is inaugurated, as Constantinople
Civilizations of Peru

Civilizations of Peru: c. 3000 BCE - 1537  

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Complex societies, with sophisticated temple architecture, develop at sites such as Aspero and Caral in the Norte Chico region of Peru
Dutch empire

Dutch empire: 1595 - 1975  

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The first Dutch expedition round the Cape reaches Java and secures trading agreements
Empires

Empires: 27 BCE - 1999  

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Octavian is given the life-long title of Augustus by the senate in Rome, becoming in effect the first Roman emperor
European empires from 1415

European empires from 1415: 1415 - 1997  

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A Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, becomes fascinated by exploration down the coast of Africa and commissions successive voyages
European empires in Africa

European empires in Africa: 1415 - 1990  

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A Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, becomes fascinated by exploration down the coast of Africa and commissions successive voyages
Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands: 1690 - 1997  

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John Strong, landing on some remote Atlantic islands, names them after Viscount Falkland, treasurer of the British navy
French empire

French empire: c. 1630 - 1977  

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Rival Dutch, English and French colonies are established in Guiana, the northeast coast of south America
German empire

German empire: 1871 - 1924  

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The Prussian king, William I, is proclaimed emperor of a united Germany in the palace at Versailles
Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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The Act of Union merges England and Scotland as 'one kingdom by the name of Great Britain', a century after the union of the crowns
Habsburgs

Habsburgs: c. 1020 - 1908  

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Count Radbot builds himself a 'hawk's castle' or Habichstburg, near Zurich, from which the Habsburg dynasty takes its name
Holy Roman empire

Holy Roman empire: 753 - 1806  

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Pope Stephen II anoints Pepin III and his two sons (one of them Charlemagne) in the abbey church of St Denis

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