Template talk:Periods in English history

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Gap[edit]

Shouldn't The Restoration be in this box too? Otherwise the time of Charles II is somewhat missed out. The precedent is set by the way the Regency is included, and indeed by the way that some of the other dates overlap. Any objections? – Kieran T (talk) 15:59, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Agree: I think the gap should be bridged.
Why does the template stop at Edward VII? Suggestions for continuation:
World War I 1914-18
Interwar period 1918-39
World War II 1939-45
Modern Britain 1945- (BartBassist (talk) 17:27, 22 November 2009 (UTC))
Another way to bridge the gap from Edwardian or Great War to WWII:
Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
Depression era (1929-1939)
I think that I'm going to change the template to the way that BartBassist mentioned. I don't think 4 years is enough to worry about what happened between Edwardian England and World War I. 99.142.51.86 (talk) 01:18, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
In Britain in particular, I think the Roaring Twenties apply more than they do in the US. Edwardian lasts technically to 1910, but can include up to Titanic (1912), WWI (1914), or the end of the Great War (1918), so I suppose you need to know where you end it to determine what comes after.80.101.113.45 (talk) 19:10, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Shouldn't it be: Periods in UK history, because we are talking about the UK not only England —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.54.49.174 (talk) 17:24, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Elizabethan Era[edit]

It's missing... 75.4.148.110 (talk) 23:13, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Looking at the source of the template, it's clear it was once present and was then removed by someone. I just took the liberty of restoring it. Shanegamer13 (talk) 04:06, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

The Tudor Period includes the Elizabethan Era. I'm changing the dates to reflect this.78.86.61.94 (talk) 14:34, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


No history from 1685 to 1714[edit]

That period has no pointer to an article. From a question on the ref desk just now: "There does not seem to be a universally accepted name for this period, though this site reasonably calls the period "The Glorious Revolution and Its Aftermath" (Marco polo). If anyone fancies trying to plug that gap. --Tagishsimon (talk) 21:10, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Hierarchical structure[edit]

This list is confusing because some time periods include others: you have "Stuart period (1603–1714)" but also "Jacobean era (1603–1625)", "Caroline era (1625–1649)", etc. Is there no way of indenting the subcategories? --Colapeninsula (talk) 13:41, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to replace template[edit]

I would like to change the sidebar to reflect the concerns discussed above. Unless any issues are raised, I will replace the sidebar with the following one in a couple of weeks:

Hel-hama (talk) 20:56, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

I think it would be better if this was a flat footer template as most people looking (for example) for the Tudor period are unlikely to be looking for the "Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II". Sidebars have to have a real justification for being there to allow navigation that is likely to be wanted immediately and I do not think that this one does.
BTW I don not think that the Interregnum is part of the Stuart era -- I think it is best described it is a separate republican period. -- PBS (talk) 17:26, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


Something like this (using {{Navbox}})

-- PBS (talk) 18:53, 1 May 2013 (UTC)