A period of history is a particular section of time. This term helps us understand the chronology of the past – what order things happen in!

Take a listen to these minutes: which one do you think is oldest? Can you guess what historical period they might be from?

One of these minutes is 600 years old and so is from a very old historical period. Historians often call this the Early Modern period.

The other minute was recorded in 2014 and is from the modern period!