Task 2 - English Literature Timeline

  • 450

    Old age of English literature

    Old age of English literature
    Old English was a West Germanic language, it was not static, and its use spanned a 700-year era
  • 731

    The venerable Beda

    The venerable Beda
    He was a Northumbrian Benedictine monk from Saint Peter's monastery in Wearmouth, the works of the venerable Bede introduced studies such as speech, hymns, spelling, letter composition and epigraph. His works are divided into three groups which are: grammatical and "scientific", biblical and historical and biographical commentaries.
  • 800


    It was the first great work of Germanic literature, this work tells the battles between warriors and dangerous dragons, this work mixes the legend of ancient Scandinavia with the English experiences of the Angles and Saxons
  • 950

    The Eddas Material

    The Eddas Material
    In Iceland the legend and myth of Germanic history were recorded. An example of this is found in some in the thirteenth century which was a manuscript where it was known as Elder Edda that is preserved in the Royal Library of Copenhagen in Denmark, the poem tells the history of Nordic mythology.
  • 1066

    The Middle English Era

    The Middle English Era
    The literature in England in this period of time encompassed the English, French and Latin languages, literature at this time obtained an increase and development directions established by the Kingdom of France. English writing mainly originated from English after the 14th century where much more modern forms of prose, verse and drama developed.
  • 1300

    Juan Duns

    Juan Duns
    Juan Duns Scoto was a well-known Scottish philosopher, theologian and priest, in medieval times, born as the Subtle Doctor, throughout his life he guided quodlibets debates where they always spoke about the belief of God through philosophy and theology, eventually humanists named him Dunsman or donkey.
  • 1340

    William of Ockham

    William of Ockham
    He was a Franciscan friar, logician and English scholastic philosopher, he is known for the approval of Metaphysical Nominalism where he supported by giving an approach where he was later known as Ockham's Razor. Friar Ockham considered that his methodological principle applied specific circumstances, practices where the fundamental principles of the philosophy of the nominalist school are encompassed.
  • 1340

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    He was an English philosopher, diplomat, writer and poet, he is remembered for being the author of the Canterbury tales, he was the best poet and writer in the Middle Ages, he is also remembered for being a great alchemist and astronomer. began his plan for 100 Canterbury Tales, of which he is only 24 by the time of his death
  • 1367

    William Langlad and his poem Piers Plowman

    William Langlad and his poem Piers Plowman
    He was an author born in England in 1332. He is the supposed poem author called Piers Plowman, his poem is remembered for being a poem composed of alliterative verses without rhymes, his work is divided into three different versions.
  • 1416

    Malory, Mr. Thomas.

    Malory, Mr. Thomas.
    He was the author or the compiler, he was also an English gentleman, Malory prayed to be released from prison, one of Malory's works is represented as a transition from romance (medieval adventure book). His works are inspired by Arthurian stories with a simple chivalric morality. The smooth, the style is clean and the easy to understand for the modern reader had a good writing, music where his narration was objective....
  • 1485

    The English Renaissance

    The English Renaissance
    The English Renaissance
    It was an artistic and cultural movement that occurred in the kingdom of England from 1485 to 1600. The most notable is the dominant art. The era of the English Renaissance was made official by literature and music, visual art also stood out. although the English Renaissance was of less significant value than the Italian Renaissance that occurred in the same period of time
  • 1510

    Northern humanism

    Northern humanism
    It was a renaissance movement whose main interest was the study of classical antiquity, the humanism of man was classified as a Christian humanism where man sought spiritual strengthening in the Christian life.
  • 1524

    William Tyndale

    William Tyndale
    He was a Protestant born in England in 1494. He studied at the University of Wittenberg, he is recognized as the first person in England to translate the Bible into English from the Hebrew and Greek texts.
  • 1558

    Elizabethan era

    Elizabethan era
    It was a period where the Kingdom of England felt a society, harmony, boom and prosperity while art prospered, this time is called by the name of Queen Elizabeth I whose mandate was to rule the Kingdom of England during that era, this time is also considered for exploration and navigation, clothing and fashion, Governments and the English Renaissance Theater. For many historians this was the golden age of English history
  • Christopher

    Marlowe He was a playwright, poet and English translator of the Elizabethan Period, his first work was Tamburlaine the Great where the Elizabethan and Jacobean drama was exposed under an overwhelming blank verse, Christopher Marlowe is regarded as the great predecessor of Shakespeare.
  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    He was an English playwright, actor and poet, he is worldwide and historically known as the Bard of Avon or also the Bard, Shakespeare symbolized the ideals of the Renaissance as a disappointment of a less trusting era, Shakespeare is also considered to be the most valuable writer and important in the English language and one of the most famous in world literature.
  • Jacobean period

    Jacobean period
    The Jacobean era happens at the same time as the Elizabethan era and is a period of English and Scottish history that conforms to the reign of King James I, it was an era where the science, literature and art of that period were known and finally something very important for the conquest in the North American continent.
  • John Smith

    John Smith
    John Smith was an English soldier, sailor, and author. John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614, he is generally recognized for establishing the first British settlement in North America, Jamestown
  • Caroline Era

    Caroline Era
    It was a period of political, social and religious disagreement with the King and the royalist and opposition parties, it was a time where poetry, science, art, theater and painting were founded.
  • John Milton

    John Milton
    He was recognized for his epic poem called Paradise Lost. English poet and essayist, he was one of the most important figures who supported the Commonwealth of England, his poem Lycidos is published in memory of a friend from Cambridge named Edward King
  • The puritan period

    The puritan period
    It was a movement that originated in England in the middle of the seventeenth century, of Calvinist confession where the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church were rejected, it is also remembered for being a great group of religious that spread and radically changed through poems, sermons , stories and hagiographies. This movement also came to manifest itself in America in the seventeenth century
  • Age of Restoration

    Age of Restoration
    In the year 1660 the people of England were suffering from stress due to the rule of King Cromwell, but when King Charles II ascended the throne the people took refuge under the restoration of Charles II. This change of restoration was a major change for society in that era and for its literature.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    He was an English philosopher and doctor, he is recognized for elaborating his essay on human understanding where he affirms that the knowledge of every human being is based on experience.
  • Century XVIII

    Century XVIII
    This century literature became very formative, overly imaginative works were made where they show us the meaning and acceptance of order and moderation. This age is also known as The Age of Reason.
  • August Literature

    At this time in history, literature perceived a scientific and national planning against social, political, religious and economic problems that promoted a vision of the world and a general sense of advancement and prosperity.
  • Thomas Chatterton

    Thomas Chatterton
    He was a poet of English pre-romanticism. He was hailed as an important poet at 17 years of age, but sadly commits suicide in a London attic.
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine
    He was a renowned American writer, politician, philosopher, radical intellectual and revolutionary of English origin. In 1795 he published his complete Age of Reason, an attack on conventional Christianity, he was one of the main promoters of liberalism and democracy in the United States and is also remembered as one of the founders of that country.
  • Age of sensitivity

    Age of sensitivity
    This period is described by the English author Samuel Johnson, whose objective was to contribute to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer.
  • Romanticism and its literature

    Romanticism and its literature
    It was a literary, artistic and intellectual movement whose origin was in Europe at the end of the 18th century. It occurred in various periods of time in British literature, pre-romanticism was one of those inclinations where a new sense was developed towards the valuation of the romance of the medieval era.
  • William Cobbett

    William Cobbett
    Also known by his pseudonym Peter Porcupine was a British journalist, naturalist, and politician. He is remembered for returning to England the bones of Thomas Paine, who died in the USA in 1809
  • The Victorian Era

    The Victorian Era
    This period of history was classified by a society of many classes, the ascent to the throne of Queen Victoria was considered as the settlement phase of a society born after the Industrial Revolution. At this time, people had the ability to vote, it was a state with high economic and political growth, which led to Great Britain being the most powerful empire in the world in that era.
  • Peter Mark Roget

    Peter Mark Roget
    He was a renowned English physician, physicist, mathematician, philologist, natural theologian, and lexicographer. in 1852 he published his dictionary of synonyms, the Thesaurus of words and phrases in English.
  • Modern Literature

    Modern Literature
    In this part of history, modernism existed, which was a literary movement that occurred at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century, this time is characterized by representing themes associated with nature and by the abundant use of curved and asymmetric lines, which It led him to postmodernism, which emphasized self-awareness and pop art. While 20th century literature is a diverse field covering a variety of genres.
  • Postmodern Era

    Postmodern Era
    Postmodern literature originates from the same time after World War II is a form of literature in which it is characterized by being both stylistic and ideological. The submission of literary conventions such as untrustworthy narrators, parodies, paradoxes, games, non-traditional or unbelievable plots, fragmentation, paranoia, personal reference authorship and black humor.
  • Present Literature Contemporary

    Present Literature Contemporary
    Contemporary literature is defined as there are many writers who participate in this literature, and for obvious reasons it is the broadest existing one, it originated after the Second World War and there is very little information about what this new era is about and for some literary people agree so much that they disagree about the literature of this time