Cambridge Literature Timeline

A timeline of writers, historical figures, events and literary contexts that sourround the Cambridge English Tripos.

Thomas Nashe

Biography on Literature Online:

Richard Burbage


Francis Drake Circumnavigates Globe

Francis Drake leaves Plymouth to fight against the Spanish on the Pacific Coast of America, is unable to find way back to the Atlantic and becomes first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.

Storming of the Bastille

Flashpoint in the French Revoultion, the Bastille, a state political prison, attacked by a mob.

Captain James Cook

British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Voyages to Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Siegfried Sassoon

British First World War poet and memoirist.

Ronald Firbank

British novelist.

National Lottery

First English Lottery

Edmund Spenser

Pembroke College. Biography on Literature Online.

Joseph Hall

Emmanuel College. Biography on Literature Online:

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