The timeline summarises Ickleton’s history from the general geological events which created the landscape and makes a modest attempt to outline the development of a population and ultimately a recognizable village through prehistory, the Romans and the dark ages which ensued.
Inevitably much of Ickleton’s early history is speculative although somewhat informed by known events. Following the arrival of the Normans, the consequent establishment of religious houses and greater literacy, events are increasingly better documented and these are summarized here. The timeline optionally includes a background of the national events, which may hopefully offer a historical perspective.
The entire document can be viewed in PDF form, or via the app.
The app provides the additional ability to include or hide events by class, such as Monarchs, Manors, Church, etc. In addition a text argument may be provided to select only matching entries.