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Unit 1 : Task 2 - English Literature Timeline

  • 731

    The Venerable Bede

     The Venerable Bede
    in his monastery at Jarrow, completes his history of the English church and people
  • Period: 731 to 1500

    Medieval period

    Themes: heroism, fate , moral instruction
    Genres: oral traditions, poetry
    Key authors: Beowulf poet
    Historical context: Clans ruled themselves
    Literature´s effects: oral traditions unites myths of different groups
  • 800

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    the first great work of Germanic literature, mingles the legends of Scandinavia with the experience in England of Angles and Saxons
  • 950

    The material of the Eddas

    The material of the Eddas
    taking shape in Iceland, derives from earlier sources in Norway, Britain and Burgundy
  • Period: 1078 to 1078

    Ontological proof

    Anselm includes in his Proslogion his famous 'ontological proof' of the existence of God
  • 1300

    Duns Scotus

    Duns Scotus
    known as the Subtle Doctor in medieval times, later provides humanists with the name Dunsman or dunce
  • 1340

    William of Ockham

    William of Ockham
    advocates paring down arguments to their essentials, an approach later known as Ockham's Razor
  • 1367

    A narrator

    A narrator
    who calls himself Will, and whose name may be Langland, begins the epic poem of Piers Plowman
  • 1375

    King Arthur

    King Arthur
    The courtly poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells of a mysterious visitor to the round table of King Arthur
  • Period: 1375 to 1375

    The courtly poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    The courtly poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells of a mysterious visitor to the round table of King Arthur
  • Period: 1375 to 1375

    King Arthur

    The courtly poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells of a mysterious visitor to the round table of King Arthur
  • 1385

    ancient Troy

    ancient Troy
  • 1387

    Chaucer begins

    Chaucer begins
    Chaucer begins an ambitious scheme for 100 Canterbury Tales, of which he completes only 24 by the time of his death
  • 1469

    Thomas Malory,

    Thomas Malory,
    Thomas Malory, in gaol somewhere in England, compiles Morte d'Arthur – an English account of the French tales of King Arthur
  • 1510

    Christian humanism

    Christian humanism
    Erasmus and Thomas More take the northern Renaissance in the direction of Christian humanism
  • 1524

    Wittenberg

    Wittenberg
    William Tyndale studies in the university at Wittenberg and plans to translate the Bible into English
  • 1549

    Thomas Cranmer

    Thomas Cranmer
    The first version of the English prayer book, or Book of Common Prayer, is published with text by Thomas Cranmer
  • 1564

    Marlowe and Shakespeare

    Marlowe and Shakespeare
    are born in the same year, with Marlowe the older by two months.
    *The Book of Common Prayer and the New Testament are published in Welsh, to be followed by the complete Bible in 1588.
  • 1567

    Bible in 1588

    Bible in 1588
    The Book of Common Prayer and the New Testament are published in Welsh, to be followed by the complete Bible in 1588
  • 1582

    Shakespeare

    Shakespeare
    *The 18-year-old William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway in Stratford-upon-Avon.
    *Marlowe's first play, Tamburlaine the Great, introduces the swaggering blank verse of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama.
  • Elizabethan and Jacobean

    Elizabethan and Jacobean
    Marlowe's first play, Tamburlaine the Great, introduces the swaggering blank verse of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama
  • Edmund Spenser

    Edmund Spenser
    English poet Edmund Spenser celebrates the Protestant Elizabeth I as The Faerie Queene
  • Henry VI

    Henry VI
    After tentative beginnings in the three parts of Henry VI, Shakespeare achieves his first masterpiece on stage with Richard III
  • Hamlet

    Hamlet
    Shakespeare's central character in Hamlet expresses both the ideals of the Renaissance and the disillusion of a less confident
  • Ben Jonson

    Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson writes The Masque of Blackness, the first of his many masques for the court of James I
  • publish thirty-six

     publish thirty-six
    *John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614. *John Donne, England's leading Metaphysical poet, becomes dean of St Paul's. *John Heminge and Henry Condell publish thirty-six Shakespeare plays in the First Folio
  • John Donne

    John Donne
    John Donne, England's leading Metaphysical poet, becomes dean of St Paul's
  • John Heminge and Henry Condell

    John Heminge and Henry Condell
    John Heminge and Henry Condell publish thirty-six Shakespeare plays in the First Folio
  • George Herbert's

    George Herbert's
    George Herbert's only volume of poems, The Temple, is published posthumously
  • Anne Bradstreet

     Anne Bradstreet
    The poems of Massachusetts author Anne Bradstreet are published in London under the title The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America
  • Izaak Walton

    Izaak Walton
    Devoted fisherman Izaak Walton publishes the classic work on the subject, The Compleat Angler
  • Samuel Pepys

    Samuel Pepys
    On the first day of the new year Samuel Pepys gets up late, eats the remains of the turkey and begins his diary
  • John Milton

    John Milton
    Paradise Lost is published, earning its author John Milton just £10
  • John Bunyan's

    John Bunyan's
    Part I of The Pilgrim's Progress, written during John Bunyan's two spells in Bedford Gaol, is published and is immediately popular
  • novel

    novel
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke publishes his Essay concerning Human Understanding, arguing that all knowledge is based on experience
  • Period: to

    Enlightenment period

    1700 – 1800
    Enlightenment period
    For much of the 18th century, a new way of thinking became increasingly common in both Western Europe and the American colonies of North America. Known as both the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment Taken from:
    https://study.com/academy/lesson/characteristics-of-enlightenment-literature.html
  • English literature

    English literature
  • Concerning the Principles

    Concerning the Principles
    *Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, with its detailed realism, can be seen as the first English novel. *David Hume publishes his Treatise of Human Nature, in which he applies to the human mind the principles of experimental science
  • Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
    Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, with its detailed realism, can be seen as the first English novel
  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift sends his hero on a series of bitterly satirical travels in Gulliver's Travels
  • David Hume

    David Hume
    David Hume publishes his Treatise of Human Nature, in which he applies to the human mind the principles of experimental science
  • Samuel Richardson's

    Samuel Richardson's
    Samuel Richardson's Clarissa begins the correspondence that grows into the longest novel in the English language
  • Henry Fielding

    Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding introduces a character of lasting appeal in the lusty but good-hearted Tom Jones
  • English poet

    English poet
    *English poet Thomas Gray publishes his Elegy written in a Country Church Yard
    *James Woodforde, an English country parson with a love of food and wine, begins a detailed diary of everyday life.
    *Laurence Sterne publishes the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy, beginning with the scene at the hero's conception
  • James Woodforde,

    James Woodforde,
    James Woodforde, an English country parson with a love of food and wine, begins a detailed diary of everyday life
  • Laurence Sterne

    Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne publishes the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy, beginning with the scene at the hero's conception
  • James Boswell

     James Boswell
    James Boswell meets Samuel Johnson for the first time, in the London bookshop of Thomas Davies
  • Thomas Chatterton

    Thomas Chatterton
    17-year-old Thomas Chatterton, later hailed as a significant poet, commits suicide in a London garret
  • Edward Gibbon

    Edward Gibbon
    English historian Edward Gibbon publishes the first volume of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • English poets

    English poets
    *William Blake publishes Songs of Innocence, a volume of his poems with every page etched and illustrated by himself
    *Scottish poet Robert Burns publishes Tam o' Shanter, in which a drunken farmer has an alarming encounter with witches
    *English poets Wordsworth and Coleridge jointly publish Lyrical Ballads, a milestone in the Romantic movement
  • Edmund Burke

    Edmund Burke
    Anglo-Irish politician Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, a blistering attack on recent events across the Channel
  • William Blake's

    William Blake's
    1794

    William Blake's volume Songs of Innocence and Experience includes his poem 'Tyger! Tyger! burning bright'
  • Walter Scott's

    Walter Scott's
    Walter Scott's poem Lady of the Lake brings tourists in unprecedented numbers to Scotland's Loch Katrine
  • Percy Bysshe

    Percy Bysshe
    Percy Bysshe Shelley publishes probably his best-known poem, the sonnet Ozymandias
  • John Keats

    John Keats
    English poet John Keats publishes Ode to a Nightingale, inspired by the bird's song in his Hampstead garden
  • Friedrich Engels

    Friedrich Engels
  • Period: to

    Victorian period

    Themes: city vs country, aristocratic villians, promiscuity.
    Genres: novel, poetry, monologues
    Key authors: Dickens, Tennnison, Bronte
    Historical context: Raise of country and trade,
    Literature´s effects: The literature is accessible to everyone
  • Charles Dickens'

    Charles Dickens'
    Charles Dickens' first novel, Oliver Twist, begins monthly publication (in book form, 1838)
  • Robert Browning

    Robert Browning
    English poet Robert Browning publishes a vivid narrative poem about the terrible revenge of The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Peter Mark

    Peter Mark
    London physician Peter Mark Roget publishes his dictionary of synonyms, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens begins serial publication of his novel "Great Expectations" (in book form 1861)
  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll publishes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a development of the story he had told Alice Liddell three years earlier
  • George Eliot

    George Eliot
    George Eliot publishes Middlemarch, in which Dorothea makes a disastrous marriage to the pedantic Edward Casaubon
  • The Aesthetic Movement

    The Aesthetic Movement
  • James Fraze

    James Fraze
    Scottish anthropologist James Frazer publishes The Golden Bough, a massive compilation of contemporary knowledge about ritual and religious custom
  • Oscar Wilde's

    Oscar Wilde's
    Oscar Wilde's most brilliant comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest is performed in London's St. James Theatre
  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad
  • John Masefield

    John Masefield
    In his poem Cargoes John Masefield compares a 'dirty British coaster' with two romantic boats from the past
  • Carl Peterson

    Sapper's patriotic hero makes his first appearance, taking on the villainous Carl Peterson in Bull-dog Drummond
  • Pooh

    Pooh
    Patrick Abercrombie publishes The Preservation of Rural England, calling for rural planning to prevent the encroachment of towns T.E. Lawrence publishes privately his autobiographical Seven Pillars of Wisdom, describing his part in the Arab uprising Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and the others make their first appearance in A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh
  • spoof history

    spoof history
  • John Maynard Keynes

    John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes defines his economics in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money In Language, Truth and Logic 26-year-old A.J. Ayer produces a classic exposition of Logical Positivism Terence Rattigan's first play, French without Tears, is performed in London
  • Flann O'Brien's

    Flann O'Brien's
    Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman is rejected by numerous publishers before becoming, decades later, his best-known novel
  • Mervyn Peake's

    Mervyn Peake's
    Titus Groan begins British author Mervyn Peake's trilogy of gothic novels
  • James Bond

    James Bond
    English author L.P. Hartley sets his novel The Go-Between in the summer of 1900 James Bond, agent 007, has a licence to kill in Ian Fleming's first novel, Casino Royale
  • Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath
    US poet Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London English author John Le Carré publishes a Cold-War thriller The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • Mozart

    Mozart
    Peter Shaffer's play about Mozart, Amadeus, has its premiere in London
  • Period: to

    Contemporary period- present

    Themes: Open-mindedness
    Genres: First person fiction, narratives
    Key authors: Stoppard, follet, Rowling
    Historical context: Clans ruled themselves
    Literature´s effects: Advances in comunication make the world seem smaller
  • Julian Barnes

    Julian Barnes
    English author Julian Barnes publishes a multi-faceted literary novel, Flaubert's Parrot
  • David Hare

    David Hare
    Racing Demon launches a trilogy on the British establishment by English playwright David Hare
  • Sebastian Faulks

    Sebastian Faulks
    English novelist Sebastian Faulks publishes Birdsong, set partly in the trenches of World War I
  • Michael Frayn's

    Michael Frayn's
    Michael Frayn's play Copenhagen dramatizes the visit of Werner Heisenberg to Niels Bohr in wartime Denmark
  • Philip Pullman's

    Philip Pullman's
    The Amber Spyglass completes Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials