SUR­REY THROUGH TIME

Surrey Life - - From The Archives -

666

– Found­ing of Chert­sey Abbey, later men­tioned in Shake­speare’s Richard III.

924

– Athel­stan, re­garded as the first King of Eng­land, is crowned at Kingston.

1088

– Wil­liam de Warenne is cre­ated Earl of Sur­rey by Wil­liam the Con­queror.

1128

– Waver­ley Abbey is founded, be­com­ing the first Cis­ter­cian abbey in Eng­land.

1215

– The seal­ing of Magna Carta by King John at Run­nymede.

1381

– Wide­spread un­rest in Sur­rey dur­ing the Peas­ants’ Re­volt.

1538

– Work be­gins on the con­struc­tion of Non­such Palace for Henry VIII.

1642

– Farn­ham Cas­tle cap­tured by Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans dur­ing the English Civil War.

1849

– Brook­wood Ceme­tery, the UK’S largest, is es­tab­lished near Wok­ing.

1961

– Con­se­cra­tion of Guild­ford Cathe­dral, the con­struc­tion of which be­gan in 1935.

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