History of English Literature

  • 731


    He was a Benedictine monk in the monastery of Saint Peter in Wearmouth (now part of Sunderland), and his deputy monastery, Saint Paul, now Jarrow.
  • 800


    Is an anonymous Anglo-Saxon epic that was written in Old English in alliterative verse, is an impressive work of medieval art that has survived to this day and is very present in modern art such as literature, film, television and video games among more important. Its importance as an epic is comparable to that of the Cantar de los nibelungos germano, the Cantar de mio Cid Spanish, the Song of Roldan French or the Lebor Gabála Érenn
  • 1300

    Duns Scotus

    Duns Scotus
    (John Duns Scotus, known as "The Subtle Doctor"), was a Scottish theologian who defended the humanity of Christ. He prepared the theological basis for the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. He was also a central figure in late scholasticism and a harsh critic of the Philosophy of Thomas de Aquino.
  • 1340

    William of Ockham

    William of Ockham
    He is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political controversies of the 14th century; William of Ockham espoused fideism, stating that "only faith gives us access to theological truths. The ways of God are not open to reason, for God has freely chosen to create a world and establish a way of salvation within it apart from any necessary laws that human logic or rationality can uncover."
  • 1387


    The Canterbury Tales: is a collection of twenty-four stories written in english medium by the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400, is one of the most important works of english literature, and perhaps the best work of the Middle Ages in england.
  • 1524

    William Tyndale

    William Tyndale
    William Tyndale was born in england, Tyndale came to the following conclusion: "Not only was space needed to translate the New Testament into the palace of his Illustrious Lady of London. Given the climate of repression unleashed by the work of Luther, which printer in england would dare to publish a Bible in English? Therefore, in 1524, Tyndale crossed the english Channel to never return.
  • 1564

    Marlowe and Shakespeare are born in the same year.

    Marlowe and Shakespeare are born in the same year.
    Christopher Marlowe has aroused many speculations, the most widespread, and that have fed his legend, are those that relate to the work of William Shakespeare. According to these speculations, Marlowe would be the author of much of Shakespeare's literary production. These speculations are based on various obscure aspects of his biography.
  • William Shakespeare dies.

    William Shakespeare dies.
    Dies in New Place, his home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and is buried in Holy Trinity Church.
    Stratford-upon-Avon is a municipality located in Warwickshire south of Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.
    It is world known for being the birthplace and death of William Shakespeare. The city is linked to the theater and tourism, receives about three million visitors a year from around the world.
  • George Berkeley

    George Berkeley
    Attacking Locke in his treatise on the principles of human knowledge.
    The relationship between George Berkeley's theory of knowledge and its agreement with the cognitive enunciation constructed in Europe for the establishment of a global humanism is established.
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

     Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    Robinson Crusoe is one of the most famous works of the famous english writer Daniel Defoe, published in 1719 and considered the first english novel. It is a fictional autobiography of the protagonist, an english castaway who spends 28 years on a remote desert island.
  • Samuel Johnson

    Samuel Johnson
    Classical dictionary published in 1755 after only eight years of work, with the aim of «purifying our language grammatically, polishing it with all barbarism, idiomatic licenses or irregular combinations». The same thing had already been done in Italy by the Académie de la Crusca in 1612 and in France by the French Academy in 1694.
  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen
    The English author publishes her first work in printed form, Sense and Sensibility, under her charge.
    Sense and Sensibility, original title in English, also known as Sensation and feelings, Judgment and feeling, Judgment and sensitivity or Sense and sensitivity, is a novel by the British writer Jane Austen published in 1811. It was the first of Austen's novels in be published, under the pseudonym "A Lady".
  • William Hazlitt

    William Hazlitt
    The English author publishes Table Talk, a two-volume collection that includes most of his best-known essays
    William Hazlitt was an English writer famous for his humanistic essays and for his literary criticism. He has been considered the most important English literary critic after Samuel Johnson. In fact, Hazlitt's texts and his reflections on Shakespeare's pieces and characters have only been matched by Johnson's in depth, insight, originality and imagination.
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    Begins to publish monthly his first work of fiction, Pickwick Papers (published in book form in 1837). Charles John Huffam Dickens (Portsmouth, February 7, 1812-Gads Hill Place, June 9, 1870) was an English writer and novelist, one of the most recognized of world literature, and the most outstanding of the Victorian era. His works include descriptions of people and places, both real and imaginary.
  • Charles Darwin presents the Theory of Evolution

    Charles Darwin presents the Theory of Evolution
    The Origin of Species was written for a specialized audience: in its text 192 authors are cited in the different chapters with their descriptions of biological material, discoveries, affirmations, opinions; in addition, 34 authors in the historical bibliographical analysis (21 of them not mentioned in the chapters).
  • James Frazer

    James Frazer
    The Scottish anthropologist publishes The Golden Bough, a massive compilation of contemporary knowledge about rituals and religious customs.
    The golden branch tries to define the common elements of religious beliefs, ranging from ancient belief systems to relatively modern religions such as Christianity.
  • William Butler Yeats

    William Butler Yeats
    Founds the National Literary Society in Dublin, with Douglas Hyde as its first president.
    Irish poet and dramatist he was one of the most representative figures of the Irish literary renaissance and one of the founders of the Abbey Theater. He also served as a senator. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.
  • Henry James

    Henry James
    Publishes The Turn of the Screw in a collection of stories
    makes it the ghost story that marks a before and after in that genre, is the possibility of double reading and the ambivalent way in which it was conceived and written. The possibility of the existence in itself of ghosts in history, can be interpreted of, at least, two different forms.
  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit
    Publishes The Railway Children, the most successful of his books with the Bastable family.
    This vivid portrayal of childhood has allowed Nesbit to remain in force even in today's children. In addition to her work for children, the author also cultivated the horror story aimed at adult readers and poetry.
    For example:
    The treasure seekers
    The New Treasure Seekers
    The Complete History of the Bastable Family
  • Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London

    Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London
    The American writer and poet Sylvia Plath took her own life in London in February 1963. She left behind two young children, a moving work and the suffering of what is now believed.
  • Nikolaus Pevsner

    Nikolaus Pevsner
    The British art historian born in Germany completes his monumental buildings of 46 volumes of england
    He held the position of Professor of Art History and Architecture at Göttingen, from 1929 to 1933.
  • The Salman Rushdie novel, Midnight's Children

    The Salman Rushdie novel, Midnight's Children
    Seize the moment of Indian independence to launch an adventure of magical realism.It deals with India's transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of British India. It is considered an example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature.
  • Pat Barker

    Pat Barker
    Regeneration is the first volume of the english author's trilogy of novels set during the First World War. is a British writer, winner of several awards, including the Booker in 1995
  • The Amber Spyglass completes Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials.

     The Amber Spyglass completes Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials.
    Is a trilogy of fantastic novels written by the British Philip Pullman. It includes the books Lights of the North (Northern Lights, published in the United States as The Golden Compass), The dagger (The Subtle Knife) and The lacquered spyglass (The Amber Spyglass). This trilogy is complemented by other minor works by Pullman, Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North, as well as The book of Dust.