William Golding Turner LaBrash

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  • Date of Birth

    William Golding was born on September 19, 1911 in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. (1)
  • Early Education

    William began his education earlier than most. He went to primary school at Marlbrough Grammar School where his father was a schoolmaster (1).
  • Expanding Knowledge in Literature

    William Golding became interested in literature at a young age. He even wrote a book at age 12, although it was unsuccessful.
  • College

    William got accepted into Brasenose which was a college in Oxford at the time. He spent his early years in college studying science, although soon after moved over and studied literature.
  • Teaching

    William became a professor at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury. He taught Philosophy and English
  • Marriage

    William got married to the lovely Ann Golding. They said their vows in their own house.
  • First Child

    William and Ann had their first child together. His name was David William Golding.
  • Quitting as a Professor

    William Golding at this time temporarily quit teaching in order to serve his country during World War 2. He was in the royal navy
  • Second Child; A Girl!

    William and Ann Golding had their second child, they named her Judith (Judy) Golding.
  • History Repeats Itself

    Soon after world war 2, Golding dropped being a marine and went right back to where he started; teaching and writing books.
  • Finally Successful

    After many years of struggling being an author as well as 21 rejections, Golding finally published his second book. The book was titled "Lord of the Flies" and it was very successful and popular.
  • Retirement

    After the countless numbers of teaching, Golding decided to retire and most likely focus on writing in his freetime,
  • A Good Way to Go Out

    At the age of 73, William Golding's accomplishments and successful books lead to him receiving a large award. This award was the nobel prize for literature.
  • Knighted

    Shortly after Golding was awarded with his nobel peace prize, he was Knighted by England's Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Final Days

    Sadly, all good things must come to an end, including William Golding's life. He died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall.