Major Anniversaries in 2021
1150 years since the Battle of Ashdown, Alfred the Great's first major victory over the Vikings
550 years since the Battle of Barnet, where the Yorkists won a decisive victory over the Lancastrians, allowing Edward IV to retake the English crown.
550 years since the Battle of Tewkesbury, final victory for the Yorkists in the War of the Roses, allowing Edward IV to continue his reign
500 years since the excommunication of German theologist Martin Luther, thereby creating the catalyst for Protistantism
450 years since the foundation of London Stock Exchange, the world's second oldest stock exchange after Antwerp
400 years since the birth of English doctor Thomas Willis, a founder member of the Royal Society and who made important contributions to the understanding of anatomy, neurology and psychiatry
350 years since the foundation of Royal Armouries, Britain's oldest museum and one of the oldest in the world
300 years since opening of Lombe's Mill, the world's first factory, built by John Lombe in Derby to manufacture silk
300 years since the election of English politician Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister
275 years since the Battle of Culloden, the last pitched battle fought on British soil where Jacobite rebels were defeated by Hanovarian forces near Inverness