- Main article: Books (Skyrim)
- Can be bought from Urag gro-Shub in The Arcanaeum.
- Bards College, Solitude.
- Dragonsreach, Whiterun, in Farengar Secret-Fire's library.
- Also in the Jarl's Quarters, on a bookshelf.
- The Drunken Huntsman, Whiterun - Upstairs bedroom.
- Honningbrew Meadery, in book shelf to the left of the door as you enter.
- Jorrvaskr Living Quarters, Whiterun, on a table near the entrance.
- Aboard The Katariah, in the Emperor's cabin.
- Riften Jail - Two copies can be found.
- Temple of the Divines, Solitude, inside an end table in the basement.
- Tel Mithryn Steward's House - On a shelf, on the right-hand side of the room.
It has been said that "citizens of the Empire who make the same mistakes as their forebears deserve to suffer the same fate." And while this may be true, it's hard to deny that the Empire's history is so long, and our forebears have made so many mistakes, it's sometimes hard to keep track.
This work is meant to serve as a concise compilation of the Empire's most recent events, in this, our current age - what we refer to as the Third Era. It is a period of time that has as yet comprised less than five hundred years. but it should at least serve as a starting point for those who wish to study our Empire's vast and varied history. And maybe, just maybe, prevent the repeat of a previous disaster.
It is also worth noting that when viewed in such a succinct structure, one truly gets a sense of just how often our great Empire has changed leadership. Indeed, it can be argued that much of the Empire's history in these past five centuries is the changing rule of that very Empire itself.
- 3E 0: Beginning of Third Era, when all provinces in Tamriel are unified
- 3E 38: Death of Emperor Tiber Septim, and crowning of Emperor Pelagius
- 3E 41: Assassination of Emperor Pelagius, and crowning of Empress Kintyra
- 3E 48: Death of Empress Kintyra, and crowning of Emperor Uriel I
- 3E 64: Death of Emperor Uriel I, and crowning of Emperor Uriel II
- 3E 82: Death of Emperor Uriel II, and crowning of Emperor Pelagius Septim
- 3E 99: Death of Emperor Pelagius Septim, and crowning of Emperor Antiochus
- 3E 110: War of the Isle
- 3E 111: Knights of the Nine founded by Sir Amiel Lannus
- 3E 114: Reported Death of Empress Kintyra II
- 3E 119: Birth of Pelagius Septim II
- 3E 121: Uriel III proclaimed Emperor
- 3E 121: War of the Red Diamond
- 3E 123, 23 Frostfall: Actual death of Empress Kintyra II, in captivity, in secret
- 3E 127: Death of Emperor Uriel III, and crowning of Emperor Cephorus I
- 3E 137: Death of Potema, the Queen of Solitude
- 3E 140: Death of Emperor Cephorus I, and crowning of Emperor Magnus
- 3E 145: Death of Emperor Magnus, and crowning of Emperor Pelagius Septim II
- 3E 153: Death of Emperor Pelagius Septim II
- 3E 153: Katariah takes throne from husband Pelagius, becoming Empress
- 3E 200: Death of Empress Katariah, and crowning of Emperor Cassynder
- 3E 202: Death of Emperor Cassynder, and crowning of Emperor Uriel IV
- 3E 247: Death of Emperor Uriel IV and crowning of Emperor Cephorus II
- 3E 249: Invasion of the Empire by the lich, Camoran Usurper
- 3E 253: Camoran Usurper controls the Dwynnen Region with "Nightmare Host"
- 3E 267: Defeat of Camoran Usurper
- 3E 268: Crowning of Emperor Uriel V
- 3E 271-3E 284: Various conquests of Emperor Uriel Septim V
- 3E 288: Invasion of Akavir by the forces of Emperor Uriel Septim V
- 3E 290: Death of Emperor Uriel V, and crowning of Emperor Uriel VI
- 3E 307: Uriel VI gain full power as Emperor
- 3E 320: Death of Uriel VI, and crowning of Empress Morihatha
- 3E 331: Publication of the second edition of "A Pocket Guide to the Empire"
- 3E 339: Assassination of Empress Morihatha, and crowning of Emperor Pelagius IV
- 3E 389: Jagar Tharn betrays Emperor Uriel Septim VII
- 3E 396: Regional wars throughout Tamriel
- 3E 396: The Arnesian War
- 3E 399: Defeat of Jagar Tharn
- 3E 399: The founding of Orsinium
- 3E 403: Assassination of Lysandus, the king of Daggerfall
- 3E 414: Vvardenfell territory opened for settlement
- 3E 417: The "Warp in the West" occurs
- 3E 421: Greywyn founds the Crimson Scars
- 3E 427: Beginning of the Blight Curse in Vvardenfell, and arrival of the Nerevar
- 3E 427: The Bloodmoon Prophecy comes to pass on the isle of Solstheim
- 3E 432: Publication of the third edition of "A Pocket Guide to The Empire"
- 3E 433: Assassination of Emperor Uriel Septim VII
- 3E 433: The "Oblivion Crisis"
- 3E 433: The Knights of the Nine are reformed
- Oddly enough, the third century speaks of the death of Emperor Uriel IV in 3E 247, yet mentions his conquests and his invasion of the Akavir 40 years after his supposed death. It is thought this is a mistake and is in fact meant to be Uriel V, not Uriel IV.