600   Hinchingbrooke land first settled
 
   
 
700    
 
   
 
800    
 
   
 
900    
 
   
 
1000   Church built on Hinchingbrooke site
1066 Battle of Hastings
  1068 Domesday Book
 
1100    
1170 Death of Becket
   
 
1200   1200 Hiinchingbrooke priory built
1215 Magna Carta
   
 
1300   1349 Hinchingbrooke Prioress dies
1314 Battle of Bannockburn
  1348-9 Black Death (1st)
  1380 Canterbury Tales written
    1381 Peasants' Revolt
1400    
1485 Battle of Bosworth Field
   
   
1500   1538 HinchingbrookePriory sold to Cromwells
1536-40 Dissolution of the Monasteries
  1588 Spanish Armada
   
1600   1603 King James visits Hinchingbrooke
1625-1672 Edward Montagu
1627 Hinchingbrooke sold to Montagus
1599-1658 Oliver Cromwell
1605 Gunpowder Plot
  1642-9 Civil War
  1649 - 1660 Commonwealth
    1666 Great Fire of London
  1688 Revolution
1700   1718-1797 Fourth Earl of Sandwich
1707 England & Scotland united
  174?-1814 Fifth Earl of Sandwich
  1755 Samuel Johnson's Dictionary pub.
  1761 Bridgewater Canal opened
    1764 Hargreaves Spinning Jenny
  1770 James Cook finds Australia's east coast
  1773-1818 Sixth Earl of Sandwich
  1774 Omai visits Hinchingbrooke
  1781 Watts rotary steam engine
1800   1830 Great Fire at Hinchingbrooke
1811-12 Luddite riots
  1811-1884 Seventh Earl of Sandwich
  1815 Davy's safety lamp
  1819 Peterloo massacre
    1825 Stockton-Darlington railway
  1833 Slavery abolished
  1834 Poor Law Amendment Act
  1839-1916 Eighth Earl of Sandwich
  1842 Mines Act
  1848 First Public Health Act
  1851 Great Exhibition
  1855 Bessemer's steam process
  1867 Second Reform Act
  1889 London Dockers' Strike
1900   1874-1962 9th Earl
1901 Queen Victoria dies
  1901 & 1906 Edward VII visits Hinch'bk
  1931 Japan invades Manchuria
  1933 Italy invades Abyssinia
    1936 Germany re-occupies Rhineland
  1936-9 Spanish civil war
  1938 Germany takes over Sudetenland
  1939 1st September Second World War begins
  1939 1st September Huntingdon Grammar School opens new buildings
  1940 Battle of Britain
  1940 Churchill becomes Prime Minister
  1940 Hon William Drogo Montagu dies
  1941 Germany attacks USSR
  1941 Japan attacks Pearl Harbour
  1942 Battle of El-Alamein
  1943 Germany surrenders at Stalingrad
  1944 D-Day landings
  1945 Atomic bombs dropped on Japan
  1945 Second World War ends
  1945 Deaths: Roosevelt, Hitler, Mussolini
  1949 Marshall plan
  1949 NATO founded
  1955 Warsaw Pact formed
  1956 Hungarian Uprising
  1957 EEC founded
  1962 Ninth Earl of Sandwich dies
  1969 man first lands on moon
  1970 Hinchingbrooke becomes a school
2000    
2001 Terrorists destroy Twin Towers