Literary events

Timeline created by zachary.stobbs
  • Jan 1, 1485

    Richard III

    Richard III
    Richard III is killed in battle.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Christopher Columbus reaches the Americas
  • Jan 1, 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
  • Jan 1, 1516

    Thomas More

    Thomas More
    Thomas More's Utopia is published.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Supremacy Act

    Supremacy Act
    With the Supremacy Act, Henry View proclaims himself head of Church of England
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I
    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
  • Jan 1, 1564

    The Bard of Avon

    The Bard of Avon
    William Shakespeare is born
  • Globe Theatre

    Globe Theatre
    The Globe is built in London.
  • Shakespeare

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare writes King Lear and Macbeth
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown
    First permanent English settlement in North America is established at Jamestown, Virginia.
  • Shakespeare

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's sonnets are published
  • King James

    King James
    King James Bible is published
  • The Mayflower

    The Mayflower
    The Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.
  • Newspapers

    Newspapers
    Newspapers are first published in London
  • John Milton

    John Milton
    John Milton begins Paradise Lost
  • Charles II

    Charles II
    Puritan Commonwealth ends; monarchy is restored with Charles II