British 20literature

British Literature

  • Apr 29, 750


    this was when the surviving version of beowulf was composed
  • Apr 30, 1300

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    wrote The Canterbery Tales, The Pardoner's Tale, and The Wife of Bath's Tale
  • Apr 30, 1405

    Sir Thomas Malory

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Morte d' Arthur
  • Apr 30, 1423

    Margaret Paston

    famous poet. Wrote Letters of Margaret Paston, Twa Corlies, Lord Randall, Get Up and Bar the Door, Barbara Allan
  • Period: Apr 30, 1485 to

    The English Renaissance Period

  • Apr 30, 1552

    Edmund Spenser

    Sonnet 1, Sonnet 35, and Sonnet 75
  • Apr 30, 1569

    Sir Philip Sidney

    Sonnet 31, and Sonnet 39
  • May 6, 1580

    Edmund Spenser

    Sonnet 1, Sonnet 35, Sonnet 75
  • Sir Philip Sidney

    Sonnet 31, Sonnet 38
  • Christopher Marlowe

    The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
  • Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
  • Elizabeth I

    Speech Before Her Troops
  • The King James Bible

    completed in 1611 by King James
  • William Shakespeare

    Sonnet 29, Sonnet 106, Sonnet 116, and Sonnet 130, Macbeth
  • Period: to

    The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

  • John Done

    Song, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, Holy Sonnet 10, Meditation 17
  • Ben Johnson

    On My First son, Still to Be Neat, Song: Celia
  • Sir John Suckling

  • Andrew Marvell

    To His Coy Mistress
  • Robert Herrick

    To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time
  • Samuel Pepys

    Samuel Pepys
    from The Diary
  • Joseph Addison

    The Aims of The Spectator
  • Alexander Pope

    The Rape of the Lock, An Essay on Man
  • Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

    A Nocturnal Reverie
  • Jonathon Swift

    A Modest Proposal
  • Daniel Defoe

    A Journal of the Plague Year
  • Jonathan Swift

    from Gulliver's Travels
  • Thomas Gray

    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
  • Samuel Johnson

    A Dictionary of the English Language
  • Samuel Johnson

    On Spring
  • William Blake

    The Lamb, The Tyger, The Chimney Sweeper, Infant Sorrow
  • Robert Burns

    To a Mouse, and To a Louse
  • Mary Wollstonecraft

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  • James Boswell

    Life of Samuel Johnson
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan
  • Period: to

    The Romantic Period

  • William Wordsworth

    Poetry: Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, The Prelude, The World Is Too Much With Us, London, 1802
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Introduction to Frankenstein
  • John Keats

    When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark
  • George Gordon, Lord Byron

    Developed the Byronic hero. Wrote She Walks in Beauty, Apostrohe to the Ocean, and Don Juan
  • Period: to

    The Victorian Period

  • Charlotte Bronte

    novel: Jane Eyre
  • Emily Bronte

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    In Memoriam A.H.H, The Lady of Shalott, The Princess: Tears, Idle Tears, Olysses
  • Matthew Arnold

    poems: Dover Beach
  • Charles Dickens

    novel: Hard Times
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Sonnet 43
  • Robert Browning

    My Last Duchess, Life in a Love, Love Among the Ruins
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

    God's Grandeur, Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
  • Thomas Hardy

    poems: The Darkling Thrush, "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave
  • A.E. Housman

    To An Athlete Dying Young, When I Was One-And-Twenty
  • Rudyard Kipling

    poems: Recessional, The Widow at Windsor
  • Period: to

    The Modern and Postmodern Periods

  • Rupert Brooke

    The Soldier
  • William Butler Yeats

    Collection of poems: When You Are Old, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming, Sailing to Byzantium
  • T.S Eliot

    Preludes, Journey of the Magi, The Hollow Men
  • George Orwell

    Shooting an Elephant
  • Stevie Smith

    Not Waving but Drowning
  • Anglo-Saxon Lyrics

    The Seafarer and The Wanderer
  • Period: to Apr 29, 1485

    Old English and Medieval

    beginnings of English