Friday, 28 June 2013

Scotland's and UK's constitutional history timelines

Not sure if this has just been added, or if the Scottish Government has just tweeted about it, but the government has uploaded A Journey Though Scotland's Constitutional History to the independence referendum website at

It details the history of governance in Scotland in three eras - Pre 1700, 1700-1900, and 1900 to the present day and next year's referendum date. The timeline starts in 162AD and the Roman abandonment of the Antonine Wall, and concludes with 2014, and the date of the vote. In each era you need to slide the white bar along to read the whole section.

The Westminster Parliament also has an equivalent timeline at (takes a few seconds to load), detailing a thousand years of English and UK government history.

Both are well worth exploring.


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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