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200 : Christianity arrives in Britain
731 : Bede writes the Ecclesiastical History of the English People
1066 : William the Conqueror invades England
1170 : Murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
1534 : Act of Supremacy (separating the Church of England from Rome)
1536-40 : Dissolution of the monasteries
1559 : Act of Uniformity (Latin mass no longer legal)
1560 : John Knox appointed minister of the main church in Edinburgh
1611 : Publication of the Authorised (King James) Version of the Bible
1640s/50s : Puritan ascendancy in England
1688 : ‘Glorious Revolution’ against Catholic King James II
1690 : Status of Church of Scotland as national church confirmed
1701 : Act of Settlement excludes Catholics from throne
1738 : Beginnings of Methodism with John Wesley
1829 : Catholic Emancipation Act
1843 : The Disruption (division of the Church of Scotland)
1858 : Jews admitted to Parliament
1871 : Church disestablished in Ireland
1920 : Church disestablished in Wales
1992 : Church of England accepts women into priesthood
2004 : Civil partnerships for same-sex couples legalised
2006 : Inciting hatred against someone on grounds of their religion becomes a legal offense.
2008 : Abolition of the crime of blasphemy
2014 : Same-sex marriage legalised in England, Wales and Scotland
2015 : Church of England appoints first female bishop

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