Interactive flash piece by the BBC showing Englands history.
It’s data visulaisation/navigation is interesting.
Use the time line to navigate information about different historical events or take a tour to learn about events with a common theme such as those relating to technology, kings and queens or womens rights.
You can filter to show events on the timeline pertainng to particular regions in the UK.
Use the zoom tool to navigate to the different eras on the time-line.