It is clearly impossible to capture the history of Cleveland over ten thousand years in a few pages. This timeline tries to set important local events and developments into a national framework.
National events have only been included where they made a significant impact on Historic Cleveland. So for example neither the Wars of the Roses or Queen Victoria are mentioned. On the other hand the Roman invasion and William the Conqueror do make an appearance. Important parts of the north-east history that had little effect on Historic Cleveland, such as coal mining, are excluded. We would welcome suggestions for improving this timeline or any corrections to its content.
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