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Paul Frodsham and Helen Skelton at Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle

Paul Frodsham and Helen Skelton at Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle, Cumbria

History

The objects in the North Pennines Virtual Museum illustrate the activities of people who lived in the area from prehistoric times through to the recent past. The following overview provides a context for the objects in the museum; we hope it will be expanded and improved in due course, and illustrated with images of a range of objects.

Prehistory >
A concise summary of Prehistoric times in the North Pennines, from the Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC, Neolithic 4,000 - 2300 BC, Bronze Age 2,300 - 700 BC, and the Iron Age 700 BC - 43 AD

Roman >
A concise summary of the Roman period in the North Pennines, from the invasion of Britain in 43 AD, to the emergence of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms in the Dark-Ages around 450 AD

Medieval >
A concise summary of the Medieval period in the North Pennines, from the Early Medieval period around 450 AD - 1066 AD; the Norman Conquest of 1066 AD; through the Tudor period to the Union of the Crowns in 1603

Post-Medieval >
A concise summary of the Post-Medieval period in the North Pennines, from the Union of the Crowns in 1603, through the Napolionic Wars in Europe, to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901

Modern >
A concise summary of the Modern period in the North Pennines, from the death of Queen Victoria and the subsequent coronation of Edward VII in 1901, through both World Wars, to the present day


 
   

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