Cambridge Literature Timeline

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

1000-02-01 00:00:00

Beowulf

Epic poem composed by anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet between 8th-cent and 11th-cent.

1066-10-14 00:00:00

The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings, leading to the Norman conquest of England.

1079-12-01 00:00:00

Pierre Abelard

1080-09-16 01:01:27

William of Malmesbury

Historian and hagiographer.

1086-04-16 23:39:35

Domesday Book completed

A record of the great inquest or survey of the lands of England made by order of William the Conqueror in 1086.

1100-01-01 12:58:13

Wace

Norman poet. (c. 1100-after 1171)

1100-12-01 00:00:00

Geoffrey of Monmouth

Author of a Latin history of Britain and Bishop of St Asaph, Wales.

1128-01-13 03:55:31

Alan of Lille

French theologian and poet.

1179-02-16 14:59:43

Snorri Sturluson

Icelandic historian, author, poet, scholar, and politician.

1203-10-30 21:12:28

Layamon (early c13th)

Priest and poet. Writer of the Brut chronicle, one of the longest Middle English poems (over 16,000 lines).

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