Timeline: Key events in financial crisis - USA Today
Subprime crisis impact timeline - Wikipedia
The 2008 financial crisis explained: what caused the crash, what were the consequences and was it predicted? - History Extra
Maybe a movie or two will help better to explain:
5 movies that explain the 2008 financial crisis - Vox
Radio 4's Archive on Four explains things very cleverly and engagingly:
Lehmans - A Backwards Collapse
Archive on 4
Tracing the roots of the financial crisis in reverse.
Lehman Brothers was a huge and historic financial institution -- the fourth largest investment bank in the United States -- and its bankruptcy on 15th September 2008, following the Fed's decision not to bail it out with taxpayers' money, became the tipping point in a financial crisis which encompassed the entire world and still impacts on our lives today.
The irresponsible behaviour - can we call it gambling? - which led to the collapse (the sub-prime lending, the CDOs and short selling) had been going on for years, implicitly celebrated by a society that evidently valued a powerful financial sector very highly. The consequences were unseen by most, including classical economists, but foreseen by a few.
But for the purposes of this programme, the collapse of Lehman Bros is not an ending - it's just the beginning.
Built entirely out of archive, this programme starts on that day in mid-September 2008, when the real-world effects of the financial crisis could still only be speculated upon, and spools backwards in time, in search of roots and connections, implications and antecedents. Not definitive direct causes - they are more simple and more complicated, more varied, than this modest Saturday evening entertainment can accommodate - but rather seeking some semblance of clarity by stepping again in the footprints that led us here.
BBC Radio 4 - Lehmans - A Backwards Collapse
Have we 'learnt our lessons'?
The 2008 Financial Crisis: This Agency Could Predict the Next Crisis | Fortune
A decade after the financial crash we are soon due another downturn, but it won’t be as bad as the last one | The Independent
Elizabeth Warren talks financial crisis and Lehman Brothers collapse - CNBC
Ten years after the crash: have the lessons of Lehman been learned? | Yanis Varoufakis and others | Opinion | The Guardian
The 2008 Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later: What Have We Learned? | On Point
The New Economics Foundation takes a look:
TEN YEARS ON
CREDIT GUIDANCE: THE WAY FORWARD
Credit where it's due | New Economics Foundation