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 11000 - 9500 BC  Stone Age twilight: "hunting & gathering". . .
 9500 - 8000 BC  Hunter-gatherers, pick up your tools! . . .
 8000 - 5500 BC  Mesolithic: tools-based advance . . .
 5500 - 3000 BC  Late mesolithic 'Golden Age': village life & varied diet . . .
 3000 - 900 BC  Neolithic settlers; bring on the Bronze . . .
 900 - 400 BC  Dawning of the Iron Age: the Celts arrive . . .
 400 - 200 BC  Iron Age downturn in climate . . .
 200 - 51 BC  'Golden Age' of Celtic Britain: Romans have a go . . .

 50 BC - 99 AD  Celtic twilight: Rome builds roads . . .
 100 - 399 AD  'Pax Romana': roads, villas & taxation . . .
 400 - 649 AD  Anglo - Saxon England: Celts on the fringe . . .
 650 - 849 AD  Saxon England: Viking raiders . . .
 850 - 1050 AD  Scandinavian expansion: Vikings arrive in force . . .

 1051 - 1249  Early Middle Ages: Normans & Crusades . . .
 1250 - 1484  Later Middle Ages: Poll tax, plagues & printing . . .
 1485 - 1602  Tudor domination: Scotland free, for now . . .
 1603 - 1713  A Stuart Union: Civil war & New Horizons . . .
 1714 - 1836  "Georgius Rex", but the Commons rule . . .

 1837 - 1865  Victoria & Albert: the Railway Age . . .
 1866 - 1901  Age of Empire: Europe turns smokey . . .
 1902 - 1913  Edwardian 'golden age': Europe arms, before the fall . . .
 1914 - 1920  Total War: Collapse of Empires . . .
 1921 - 1938  Of Dictators, Socialism & the nervous peace . . .

 1939 - 1952  Total war, cold war: the Nuclear Age dawns . . .
 1953 - 1979  Consensus & the mixed economy: Race to Space . . .
 1980 - 2000  Globalisation: collapse of the 'Evil Empire' . . .
 2001 - and onwards  Climate change, threat or theory? . . .
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