Timeline

1563 Fox, Book of Martyrs
1592 Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
1594 Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
1613 Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
1621 Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
1633 Ford, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
1638 Milton, Lycidas
1642 Civil war breaks out
1649 Charles I beheaded
1653 Middleton & Rowley, The Changeling
1660 Restoration of Charles II
1667 Milton, Paradise Lost
1702 Queen Anne ascends
1714 Ascension of George I
1715 First Jacobite rebellion repressed
1722 Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year
1727 George II ascends
1729 Perrault's Blue Beard printed in English
1735 Linnaeus, Systema Naturae
1745 Piranesi, Imaginary Prisons (etchings)
1746 Jacobites defeated at Culloden
1748 Richardson, Clarissa
1750 Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
1751 Prince of Wales dies in freak accident
1754 The Hellfire club opened at the newly renovated Medmenham Abbey
1756 Burke, Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
1760 George III ascends
1762 Leland, Longsword, Earl of Salisbury
-------Rousseau, Du Contrat social, ou principes du droit politique
1764 Walpole, The Castle of Otranto
-------Jesuits expelled from France
1765 Chatterton, Rowley poems
--------Percy & Shenstone, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
1766 Ascension of Christian VII of Denmark
1767 Johnstone, Chrysal, Or The Adventures of a Guinea
1770 Chatterton's suicide
--------Goethe, Faust
--------Goldsmith, The Deserted Village
1771 Galvani discovers electrical nature of nervous impulse
1772 de Laclos, Liaisons Dangereuses
1773 Jesuits dissolved
1774 Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther
--------Mesmer hypnotizes patients
1775 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy
--------Conflict escalates in American colonies
1776 America declares independence
1777 Reeve, The Champion of Virtue (The Old English Baron in 1778)
1780 Gordon Riots
1781 Pestalozzi, Leonard and Gertrude ("social novel" educational theories)
1783 Crabbe, The Village
--------Lee, The Recess, A Tale of Other Times
1786 Beckford, Vathek
1788 Smith, Emmeline: The Orphan of the Castle
1789 Smith, Ethelinde, or the Recluse of the Lake
--------French revolution begins
1790 Radcliffe, A Sicilian Romance
1791 de Sade, Justine
--------Smith, Celestina
--------Radcliffe, A Romance of the Forest
1792 Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
--------Smith, Desmond
1793 Reign of Terror begins, Louis XVI executed
--------Smith, The Old Manor House
--------Smith, The Emigrants
1794 Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho
--------Godwin, Things as they Are Or, The Adventures Of Caleb Williams
1796 Lewis, The Monk
1797 Coleridge, Kublai Khan
--------de Sade, Juliette
--------Diderot, The Nun (translation)
--------Goethe, The Bride of Corinth
--------Radcliffe, The Italian
1798 Brown, Wieland
--------Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
---------Wollstonecraft, Maria or the Wrongs of Women
---------Irish rebellion suppressed
1799 Rosetta stone discovered
1800 Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent
--------Tieck, Wake Not the Dead
1803 Chatterton, Collected Works
--------Irish rebellion suppressed
1805 Dacre, Confessions of the Nun of St. Omer: A Tale
--------Xavier de Grainville, Le Dernier Homme
--------Nelson's victory at Trafalgar
1806 Dacre, Zofloya: or, The Moor; a Romance of the Fifteenth Century
1807 Dacre, The Libertine
1808 Goethe, Faust (first part)
1810 Shelley, Zastrozzi
1811 Shelley, St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian
--------Dacre, The Passions
--------Prince George beomes regent, due to George III's madness
1812 Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
--------Grimm Brothers, Fairy Tales
1814 Byron, The Corsair
--------Ingres, Odalisque (painting)
--------Scott, Waverley
1815 Battle of Waterloo
1816 Coleridge, Christabel
--------Lamb, Glenarvon
1817 Byron, Manfred
1818 Austen, Northanger Abbey
--------Byron, Don Juan
--------Keats, Endymion (dedicated to Chatterton)
--------Scott, Rob Roy
--------Shelley, Frankenstein
--------Peacock, Nightmare Abbey
1819 Courbet, Raft of the Medusa (painting)
--------Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes
--------Polidori, The Vampyre
--------Scott, Ivanhoe, Bride of Lammermoor
--------Shelley, The Cenci
--------Turner, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (painting)
1820 Trial of Queen Caroline
--------Keats, Ode to a Nightingale
--------Maturin, Melmoth the Wanderer
--------Shelley, Prometheus Unbound
1821 George IV ascends, his estranged wife Caroline demands recognition
--------Queen Caroline dies
--------death of Keats
--------DeQuincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
--------Shelley, Adonais (dedicated to Keats)
--------Scott, Kenilworth
1823 Babbage's early calculating engine (the first computer, programmed by Byron's daughter, Augusta Ada Lovelace)
1824 Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
1826 Shelley, The Last Man
--------Disraeli, Vivian Grey
1828 Kasper Hauser discovered in Nuremberg
1829 Delacroix, Sardanapalus (painting)
--------Burke bodysnatching trial
1830 William IV ascends
1831 Peacock, Crochet Castle
--------Cholera pandemic
1832 Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
--------The Anatomy Act
1833 Poe, Manuscript found in a Bottle
1837 Poe , The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
--------Queen Victoria ascends
1839 Poe, Fall of the House of Usher
1840 Prest, Varney the Vampire
1841 Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
1842 Gogol, The Overcoat
--------Poe, Masque of the Red Death
--------Bulwer-Lytton, Zanoni
1843 Hawthorne, The Birthmark
--------Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart
--------Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum
1844 Hawthorne, The Artist of the Beautiful
--------Hawthorne, Rappaccini's Daughter
1845 Poe, The Facts of the Case of M. Valdemar
1846 Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust (music)
--------Brontë, Jane Eyre
--------Poe, The Cask of Amontillado
1847 Brontë, Wuthering Heights
1848 Formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
1851 Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism
1851 Melville, Moby Dick
--------Millais, Ophelia (painting)
1856 Wallis, The Death of Chatterton (painting)
1857 Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal
1858 MacDonald, Phantastes
1859 Darwin, On the Origin of Species
1860 Collins, The Woman in White
1862 Flaubert, Salammbo
--------Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret
1863 Verne, Cinq Semaines en Ballon
--------Kingsley, Water Babies
1864 Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
--------Verne, Voyage au Centre de la Terre
1865 Swinburne, Chastelard
--------Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1867 Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain (music)
1868 Collins, The Moonstone
1871 Bulwer-Lytton, The Coming Age
1872 Le Fanu, Carmilla
--------Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
1885 Haggard, King Solomon's Mines
--------Labouchere Amendment passed, criminalizing gross indecency
1886 Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis
--------Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde
--------de Maupassant, La Horla
1887 Marx, Das Kapital
1875 Verne, L'Île Mystérieuse
--------Rider Haggard, She
--------de l'Isle-Adam, Future Eve
1888 Jack the Ripper
--------de Mille, A Strange MS Found in a Copper Cylinder
1890 Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
--------Frazer, The Golden Bough
1891 Huysmans, La Bas
1893 Nordau, Degeneration (English translation)
1895 Wells, The Time Machine
--------Chambers, The King in Yellow
--------Morris, The Wood Beyond the World
1896 Morris, The Well at the World's End
--------Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau
--------Wells, The Invisible Man
1897 Stoker, Dracula
1898 James, The Turn of the Screw
--------Wells, The War of the Worlds
1912 Doyle, The Lost World