William Goulding Timeline

Timeline created by chxs
  • Born

    Born
    William Golding is born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England.
  • Early Education

    Early Education
    William received an early education at the school that his father ran.
  • Childhood

    Childhood
    William tries to write his first book at 12 years old and fails. After that he became a bully and enjoyed hurting others.
  • College

    College
    William attends Brasenose College to study english, even though his father wanted him to study science. He publishes a book of poems called "Poems"
  • Teaching

    Teaching
    After college, William worked in settlement houses and theaters for a while. He took a teaching position to teach English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury. William's experience teaching these boys was a part of inspiration for later in his life.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    He married Ann Brookfield and had two children.
  • Royal Navy

    Royal Navy
    Was on a boat for around 6 years, then returned to teaching when World War II ended. His Navy experiences were also an influence that will return later in his life.
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies
    After 21 rejections, Golding published his first novel, Lord of the Flies. The novel is considered a classic.
  • Film

    Film
    A film adaptation was made to match the story of Lord of the Flies.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    He got a Nobel Prize in literature.
  • Knighted

    Knighted
    He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England.
  • New Film

    New Film
    Another film was made of the Lord of the Flies to attract a new audience.
  • Death

    Death
    He died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall.