Timeline of Lewisham and National events 1000 - 1499
1011-3 Danes camped at Blackheath
AD1066 to AD1547 Medieval [Archaeological Era]: Some key events are the creation of England and Scotland, the English conquest of Wales, castles, cathedrals, cities and open field systems.
1086 Lee Described in Domesday Book 'The village of Lee is assessed at a half-saling with arable land for 14 ploughs and 2 teams for the demesne and ii villeins with 2 cottas or bordars who have 2 ploughs. There are 2 slave (serf) families, 5 acres of meadow and woodland for 10 hogs'.
1086 Hatcham as New Cross was known then, is listed in the Domesday Book as Hacheham. It is described as a manor containing land for three ploughs, nine villagers and two smallholders, six acres of meadowland and woodland for 3 pigs.
1086 Lewisham was called Levesham - derives its name from its situation, Leves, or Leswes, in Saxon signifying pastures, and ham, a town or village.
12th Century Henry II gave land in Brockley to Premonstratensian canons before they moved to Bayham Abbey in Sussex.
1182 First reference to Brocele
1206 Reference to Lega. Sydenham then known as Chipeham or Shippenham.
1254 Mention of Catford.
1311 Mention of Cateforde.
1319 Reference to Hachham
1381 Wat Tyler camped at Blackheath during the Peasant's Revolt. John Ball preached there
1415 Henry V greeted on return from his victory at Agincourt at Blackheath
1450 Followers of Jack Cade camped at Blackheath during rebellion
Tudor Queen Elizabeth was said to have stayed at Place House on Catford Hill
1497 John Cabot sails from Bristol aboard the 'Matthew' and discovers North America.
1497 Henry VII defeated Lord Audley & Cornish Rebels defeated at Deptford, Michael Joseph and the Cornish rebels possibly at Blackheath
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