As I was researching my Ancestors place in the 1700’s I happened upon this British Library website that has the coolest timeline I have seen online. It is interactive and I can spend hours there going through all the entries.
Click Browse to choose a century, from 1200 to 2000. Use the dropdown menu to change the timeline category – Politics & Power, Medicine, Literature & Music, etc...
Click on Launch Flash Timeline. Pick an event... gives an intro, image, and perhaps a transcript or a video. Some decades have more than one event. Click on the years you want and they will be displayed.
You can add to favourites, and print or download as a pdf. (I think they thought of everything!
This English Song is in 1240 (there are 2 items in this decade), and offers an intro, and image and a transcript of the song.
Enjoy the tour – I love this!