Sunday, 1 June 2014

Serendipity Sunday - The Coolest Timeline.... Ever!


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!


  1. Dianne I need to catch up with your blog and this seems like it will be a good place to start when I do :D

    1. Yes, it's pretty amazing, eh? The song example I used , if you click on "image" you get the whole page sheet music.

  2. Thank You, Thank You. What a wonderful find.

    1. It is amazing what you find when you are looking for something else. They have found a way to make a boring timeline Fun and Interesting! I had another post for this day, but I couldn't wait to share this!


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