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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in Eighteen Volumes (1907–21).
Volume VII. Cavalier and Puritan.

Table of Principal Dates.



1516 More’s Utopia.
1527 Death of Machiavelli.
1528 Sedbergh school founded by Roger Lupton.
1532–64 Rabelais’s Pantagruel.
1541 The Mercers’ school founded.
1547 The Chantries Act.
1551 More’s Utopia translated into English.
1552 Wilson’s Rule of Reason.
1553 Charter of Christ’s Hospital.
1556 Oundle grammar school founded.
1557 Repton grammar school founded.
1559 Calvin’s Institutes translated into English.
1561 Merchant Taylors’ school founded.
1562 First register of admissions, Shrewsbury school.
1567 Lawrence Sheriff founds Rugby school.
1571 John Lyon founds Harrow school.
1572 Parker founds Society of Antiquaries.
1575 University of Leyden founded.
1580 Montaigne’s Essays (1st ed.).
1584 Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft.
1588 Thomas Hobbes born (d. 1679).
1588–1609 Baronius’s Annales.
1591 Robert Herrick born (d. 1674).
1592 Francis Quarles born (d. 1644).
1593 Izaak Walton born (d. 1683).
1593 Gifford’s Dialogues of Witches.
1593 George Herbert born (d. 1633).
1596 Spenser’s Veue of the Present State of Ireland.
1599 Sir John Davies’s Nosce Teipsum.
1599 Death of Spenser.
1601 Grotius’s Adamus Exul.
1603–25 James I.
1603 King James’s Daemonologie.
1604 Elizabeth’s statute against witchcraft superseded by one much more severe.
1605 Sylvester’s Du Bartas.
1605 Sir Thomas Browne born (d. 1682).
1605 Gunpowder plot.
1605–15 Don Quixote.
1606 Edmund Waller born (d. 1687).
1606–84 Pierre Corneille.
1607 John Harvard born (d. 1638).
1607 Hall’s Mundus Alter et Idem.
1608 Thomas Fuller born (d. 1661).
1608 John Milton born (d. 1674).
1608 Perkins’s Discoverie of the damned Art of Witch craft.
1609 Sir John Suckling born (d. 1642).
1609 Edward Hyde, first earl of Clarendon, born (d. 1674).
1609 Grotius’s Mare liberum.
1609 Sir Thomas Overbury’s Observations (ptd. 1626).
1609 Death of Joseph Scaliger.
1610–13 Chrysostom printed at Sir Henry Savile’s press, Eton.
1611 Authorised Version.
1611 Sir Thomas Urquhart born (?d. 1660).
1611 Charterhouse school founded by Thomas Sutton.
1612 Death of prince Henry.
1612 Sir John Davies’s Discoverie … why Ireland was not entirely subdued.
1612 (?) Richard Crashaw born (d. 1649).
1613 Andreini’s Adamo.
1613 John Cleiveland born (d. 1658).
1613 Marriage of princess Elizabeth with the elector palatine.
1614 Isaac Casaubon’s De rebus sacris.
1616 Death of Cervantes.
1616 Death of Shakespeare.
1616 Cotta’s Triall of Witchcraft.
1617 Fynes Morison’s Itinerary.
1618 Richard Lovelace born (d. 1658).
1618 Abraham Cowley born (d. 1667).
1618–48 The Thirty Years’ War.
1618(?) Bolton’s Hypercritica.
1619 Harvey reveals his discovery of the circulation of the blood.
1619 Dulwich college founded.
1620 The Pilgrim Fathers land in New England.
1620 Lucy Hutchinson born.
1620 Bacon’s Novum Organum.
1621 Henry Vaughan born (d. 1695).
1621 Andrew Marvell born (d. 1678).
1622 Bacon’s Henry VII.
1622 Thomas Archer and Nicholas Bourne issue periodicals dealing with foreign wars.
1622 Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman.
1623 Campanella’s Civitas Solis.
1623 First folio of Shakespeare.
1624 Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s De Veritate.
1625–49 King Charles I.
1625 Grotius’s De Jure Belli et Paris.
1625 The Plague in London.
1626 First complete ed. of George Sandys’s Ovid.
1627 Bacon’s New Atlantis published.
1627 Hakewill’s Power and Providence of God.
1628 Selden’s Ma\??\mora Arundelliana.
1628 John Bunyan born (d. 1688).
1628 Assassination of the duke of Buckingham.
1630 Death of Kepler.
1631–2 The Little Gidding Story Books.
1632 Prynne’s Histriomastix.
1632 Gomberville’s Polexandre.
1632 Death of Gustavus Adolphus.
1632 Falkland at Great Tew.
1632 Reynolds’s Mythomystes.
1633 George Herbert’s Temple.
1633 Pacata Hibernia.
1633 Laud becomes abp of Canterbury.
1633 Cowley’s Poeticall Blossomes.
1633 Trial of the Lancashire witches.
1634 William Habington’s Castara.
1634 Milton’s Comus (published 1637).
1634(?) Sir William Alexander’s Anachrisis.
1635 L’Académie Française founded.
1635 Selden’s Mare Clausum.
1635 Quarles’s Emblemes.
1636 Corneille’s Le Cid.
fl. 1636–65 P. Calderon de La Barca.
1637 Death of Ben Jonson.
1637 Discours de la méthode.
1637 Death of Nicholas Ferrar.
1637 Shakerley Marmion’s Cupid and Psyche.
1637 Milton’s Lycidas (published 1638).
1637 Chillingworth’s Religion of Protestants.
1638 Jonsonus Virbius.
1638 Cowley’s Naufragium Joculare.
1639 Pacification of Berwick.
1639 Horrocks sees the transit of Venus.
1639 Death of Sir Henry Wotton.
1639 Ussher’s Antiquitates Ecclesiae Britannicae.
1640 Hobbes’s Elements of Law (written).
1640 Thomas Carew’s Poems.
1640 Meeting of the Long parliament.
1640 Busby becomes headmaster of Westminster.
1640 Walton’s Life of John Donne.
1640–1 Cowley’s The Guardian.
1641 Irish rebellion.
1641 Execution of the earl of Strafford.
1641 Naunton’s Fragmenta Regalia.
1641 Milton’s Reformation touching Church Discipline.
1641–2 Samuel Pecke’s Diurnall Occurrences, containing English news.
1641 Fuller’s Holy and Profane State.
1641 Ben Jonson’s Timber.
1641 Greville’s Nature of Truth.
1642 Sir John Denham’s Cooper’s Hill.
1642 Outbreak of the civil war. Closing of the theatres.
1642 Death of Galileo.
1642 Hobbes’s De Cive.
1642 Sir Francis Kynaston’s Leoline and Sydanis.
1642 Unauthorised edition of Religio Medici.
1643 Westminster assembly of divines.
1643 Browne’s Religio Medici.
1643 Bolland begins Acta Sanctorum.
1643 Milton’s Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce.
1643–6 R. C.’s Mercurius Civicus, the first illustrated journal.
1644 Milton’s Areopagitica and Education.
1645 Milton’s early Poems.
1645 Execution of Laud.
1645 Waller’s poems first printed.
1645 Howell’s Familiar Letters (also 1647, 1650, 1655).
1646 Crashaw’s Steps to the Temple.
1646 Suckling’s Fragmenta Aurea.
1646 Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica.
1647 Cowley’s The Mistress.
1647 John Hall’s Poems.
1647 George Fox begins preaching.
1647 and 1651 Thomas Stanley’s Poems.
1648 Herrick’s Hesperides.
1649 Eikon Basilike.
1649 Milton’s Eikonoklastes.
1649 Milton’s Tenure of Kings and Magistrates.
1949 Lovelaces’ Lucasta.
1649 Cromwell storms Drogheda.
1649–50 Baxter’s Saints’ Everlasting Rest.
1650 Sir William D’Avenant’s Gondibert.
1650 Vaughan’s Silex Scintillans.
1650 Jeremy Taylor’s Holy Living.
1651 Hobbes’s Leviathan.
1651 Jeremy Taylor’s Holy Dying.
1651 Reliquiae Wottonianae.
1651 Walton’s Life of Sir Henry Wotton.
1652 Crashaw’s Carmen Deo Nostro.
1652 Herbert’s The Priest to the Temple.
1652 Edward Benlowes’s Theophila.
1653 Walton’s Compleat Angler.
1652 Culverwel’s Light of Nature.
1653 Death of Sir Robert Filmer.
1653 Hammond’s Paraphrase and Annotations on the New Testament.
1653 Gracian’s Oráculo Manual.
1653 Persecution of the press.
1654 Vondel’s Lucifer.
1654 Death of Selden.
1655 Junius’s ed. of Caedmon.
1655 Stanley’s History of Philosophy.
1655 Hobbes’s De Corpore.
1655 Fuller’s Church History.
1656 Hobbes’s De Homine.
1656 Pascal’s Lettres Provinciales.
1656 Harrington’s Oceana.
1656 Cowley’s collected works.
1657 The Whole Duty of Man.
1657 Brian Walton’s Biblia Sacra Polyglotta.
1657 Henry King’s Poems.
1657 Ninon’s salon in Paris.
1658 Browne’s Hydriotaphia and The Garden of Cyrus.
1659–80 Rushworth’s Collections.
1659 The Rota meets at Miles’s coffeehouse.
1659 Chamberlayne’s Pharonnida.
1659 Osborne’s Sundry Essayes.
1659 Pearson’s Exposition of the Creed.
1659 Molière’s Les Précieuses Ridicules.
1659 Henry Muddiman’s Parliamentary Intelligencer.
1660 The Restoration.
1660 Falkland’s Discourse of Infallibility.
1661 Glanvill’s Vanity of Dogmatizing.
1660 Jeremy Taylor’s Ductor Dubitantium.
1660 Pepys begins his Diary.
1660–76 Poole’s Synopsis Criticorum Bibliorum.
1661 Heylyn’s Ecclesia Restaurata.
1662 Fuller’s Worthies.
1662 Incorporation of the Royal Society.
1663 Cowley’s Verses on Several Occasions.
1664–5 Junius’s Moeso-Gothic text of Ulfilas.
1665 Spottiswoode’s History of the Church of Scotland.
1665 Walton’s Life of Richard Hooker.
1665 Muddiman starts The London Gazette.
1666 Bunyan’s Grace Abounding.
1667 Milton’s Paradise Lost.
1667 First authorised ed. of Katherine Philips’s Poems.
1667 Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle, Life of her husband.
1668 Dryden’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy.
1668 Cowley’s Several Discourses by way of Essays (in folio ed.).
1670 Walton’s Life of Herbert.
1671 Milton’s Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes.
1673 Hales’s Golden Remains (2nd ed.).
1674 Death of Thomas Traherne.
1677 Webster’s The Displaying of supposed Witchcraft.
1678 Calderwood’s True History of the Church of Scotland.
1678 Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, part I.
1678 Walton’s Life of Sanderson.
1680 Filmer’s Patriarcha.
1680 Bunyan’s Life and death of Mr. Badman.
1681 Marvell’s Poems published.
1682 Bulstrode Whitelocke’s Memorials.
1682 Bunyan’s Holy War.
1683 Jo. Chalkhill’s Thealma and Clearchus.
1684 Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, part. II.
1685 Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
1689 Marvell’s Satires.
1693 Rymer’s View of Tragedy.
1702–4 Clarendon’s Rebellion.
1759 Clarendon’s Life.
1764 Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s autobiography (to 1624) ptd by Horace Walpole.
1806 Lucy Hutchinson’s Life of Colonel Hutchinson.




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