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from Creation to Covid

52 key dates all children (and adults) should know


Why do you need a timeline?

Ever found yourself wondering which came first? Agincourt or Columbus, Mohammed or Jesus, the Beatles or the Internet? From Creation to Covid – The Roll Out History timeline gives you 52 essential hooks on which to hang your history. Spanning a mere 14 billion years, it’s the backbone for everything you need to know!


What does it look like?

The timeline comes in two forms. First there is the print. Beautifully printed on 190gsm white paper, these are available in A1 (59.5 x 84cm) or available on request A0 (84 x 119cm)

Alternatively, the frieze is a statement artwork for any bedroom, hallway or bathroom! It measures 13cm high x 590cm long,  printed on high quality wallpaper.  Don't worry if you don't have a 6 metre wall; just cut it up and paste different parts on different walls.  For best results, use proper wallpaper adhesive and place at eye level.


A little too English?

Heads up - there is a slant towards key dates of English history and for that we can only apologise. Other timelines are at the research stage and subject to demand! Please let us know your thoughts.


How did we choose the dates?

Getting all human history into 52 dates was a challenge! We felt that these are the dates that most children (and adults, let’s be honest) would do well to know. Lots feature on the school curriculum, quite a few come up in the pub quiz and the others are just plain interesting!​ We would be amazed if you were to agree with all our choices, and would welcome a lively debate on what should be in and what should be out.

Supporting Charity

Roll Out History is a social and commercial enterprise. 

10% of our profits will go to educational charities.


Our Illustrations

The timeline is illustrated by Cristiana Rodrigues.


Eleanor on 25 May, 2021

Unique and hopefully educational in our play room

5 out of 5 stars   


Lauren on 24 Aug, 2021

5 out of 5 stars   

Amazing quality, will be perfect for my classroom!


Janicex on 11 Sep, 2021

5 out of 5 stars   

This was perfect for my classroom!


Val on 08/11/2021

Thanks so much we just love it for one of our grandchildren.

The real thing is even nicer than on the internet.

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Gerald on 11/03/2022

Splendid! A first class production. Well done. More like this, please...

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