LotF Task 1

Timeline created by harrell3944
In History
  • 1,988 BCE

    Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II!

    In 1988 he was knighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1,983 BCE

    Nobel Literature Prize!

    at the age of 73, Golding was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • 1,963 BCE

    Film made for Lord of the Flies! & Teaching Retirement!

    In 1963, the year after Golding retired from teaching, Peter Brook made a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel.
  • 1,940 BCE

    Joined in the Royal Navy

    Although passionate about teaching from day one, in 1940 Golding temporarily abandoned the profession to join the Royal Navy and fight in World War II.
  • 1,939 BCE

    Wife & KIds!

    Golding spent the last few years of his life quietly living with his wife, Ann Brookfield, at their house near Falmouth, Cornwall, where he continued to toil at his writing. The couple had married in 1939 and had two children, David (b. 1940) and Judith (b. 1945).
  • 1,935 BCE

    Teaching Position Aquired

    In 1935 Golding took a position teaching English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury. Golding’s experience teaching unruly young boys would later serve as inspiration for his novel Lord of the Flies.
  • 1,934 BCE

    First Book Published

    In 1934, William Golding published his first book, Poems http://www.biography.com/people/william-golding-9314523#early-life
  • William Golding's Birth

    ¨William Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. He was raised in a 14th-century house next door to a graveyard. His mother, Mildred, was an active suffragette who fought for women’s right to vote. His father, Alex, worked as a schoolmaster.¨ - Link text
  • Teacher and Writer again at last!

    In 1945, after World War II had ended, Golding went back to teaching and writing. http://www.biography.com/people/william-golding-9314523#royal-navy
  • LotF Published

    In 1954, after 21 rejections, Golding published his first and most acclaimed novel, Lord of the Flies.
  • Death heeds no plea!

    On June 19, 1993, Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall. After Golding died, his completed manuscript for The Double Tongue was published posthumously.
  • The resources I used to create the timeline!

    William Golding's Life!
    also don't use any of the other links because i messed them up!
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    William Golding's life

    Born September 19 1911 in Cornwall, Died June 19 1993 of a heart attack
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    First Novel Attempted

    When William was just 12 years old, he attempted, unsuccessfully, to write a novel. Link text