Timeline Facts 800,000 BC - The first humans arrive in Britain, they have come from Europe. 6500 BC - The sea rises, Britain is no longer connected to Europe, it becomes an island. 3000 BC - People begin to farm the land in Britain. 2150 BC - People learn to make weapons and tools from Bronze. 43 AD - The Romans conquer Britain. Britain becomes a part of the Roman Empire. 410 AD - The Romans leave Britain and Anglo Saxon people from Germany begin to move to England. 597 AD - Christianity arrives in Britain, with St Augustine from Rome. 793 AD - The Vikings invade England. 1591 AD - First performance of a play by William Shakespeare. 1605 AD - Guy Fawkes tries to blow up the houses of parliament. 1652 AD - The first cup of tea is drunk in England. 1825 AD - The world’s first police force was set up in England by Sir Robert Peel. 1860 AD - The first public flushing toilet opens. 1991 AD - The World Wide Web is invented.