Historical Periods

These are the main historical periods that help define the development of Alnwick

Prehistoric Era

  • Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age

Romano British Period

  • The period of Roman occupation in the North.

Anglian and Early Medieval Period

  • From the departure of the Romans, the advance of the Anglo-Saxons to the Norman Conquest

Medieval Period

  • From the Norman Conquest to the Union of the Crowns in 1603

Early post-medieval

  • From 1603 to 1750
  • The Freeman were the town’s governing body.

Later post-medieval

  • From 1750 to 1830
  • The arrival of the 1st Duke and his influence of the town.

Railway Age

  • 1830 to 1918
  • The increase in national institutions.

Twentieth Century

  • 1919 to 2000