Novelist and poet. Author of Agnes Grey (1847) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848).
Playwright, poet, and satirist.
Stage actor at the Globe Theatre.
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.
British First World War poet and memoirist.
Poet. Author of The Faerie Queene (1590 & 1596).
English bishop and writer.