A Timeline of Poetry in English

A poetry timeline grouped by years showing significant historical and poetical events, births and deaths and floruit of poets, touchstone poems, poetry awards and poems about poems. Timeline can be filtered by types of events and historical categories.

  • Old English
    449-1066
  • Middle English
    1066-1485
  • Early Modern English
    1485-1800
    • Renaissance
      1485-1603
    • 17th Century
      1603-1667
    • Augustans
      1667-1780
    • Romantics
      1780-1830
  • Present-day English
    1800-present
    • Victorian
      1833-1903
    • Georgians
      1903-1920
    • Moderns
      1920-1960
    • The Beat Generation
      1950-1970
  • All Events
  • Awards
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Floruit
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  • Touchstone Poems
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  • ROMAN LEGIONS LEAVE BRITAIN
  • ANGLO-SAXONS INVADE BRITAIN
  • BATTLE OF CAMLAN: ARTHUR, A ... more
  • AUGUSTINE LEAVES ROME AS MISSIONARY ... more
  • Caedmon, an uneducated herdsman, about this ... more
  • Cynewulf writes and signs four Anglo-Saxon ... more
  • About this time runic extracts from ... more
  • The Venerable Bede's "Death Song"
  • ALFRED, KING OF ENGLAND (-899)
  • Deor, a scop, writes a poem ... more
  • The battle of Brunanburh, at which ... more
  • EDWY (-957)
  • Period of the making of the ... more
  • EDGAR (-975)
  • EDWARD THE MARTYR (-978)
  • ETHELRED (-1013)
  • "The Battle of Maldon," a poem ... more
  • SWEGN FORKBEARD (-1014)
  • EDMUND IRONSIDE (-1016); CNUT (-1035)
  • HAROLD HAREFOOT (-1040)
  • HARTHACNUT (-1042)
  • EDWARD THE CONFESSOR (-1066)
  • HAROLD GODWINSON (-1066); DEFEATED BY ... more
  • WILLIAM II (-1100)
  • Layamon, late 12th cent. author of ... more
  • HENRY I (-1135)
  • STEPHEN (-1154)
  • HENRY II (-1189)
  • Wace's Anglo-Norman Roman de Brut (?)
  • Period of Walter Map, Anglo-Latin poet
  • Thomas of Britain's Anglo-Norman Tristan
  • Wace's Anglo-Norman Roman de Rou (?)
  • RICHARD I (-1199)
  • JOHN (-1216)
  • HENRY III (-1272)
  • Guillaume de Lorris composed the first ... more
  • The Owl and the Nightingale, an ... more
  • Dante Alighieri
  • EDWARD I (-1307)
  • Jean de Meun extends Roman de ... more
  • Dame Sirith (?)
  • Huchown
  • Two romances, Guy of Warwick and Bevis ... more
  • Richard Rolle (?)
  • Dante's Divina Commedia
  • EDWARD II (-1327)
  • ROBERT BRUCE DEFEATS EDWARD II ... more
  • Lyrics from British Library Harley 2253, ... more
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Cursor Mundi, a verse history of ... more
  • EDWARD III (-1377)
  • John Gower(?); William Langland (ca. 1325); ... more
  • Sir Orfeo, a romance (?)
  • Richard Rolle
  • Boccaccio's Decameron
  • Andrew Wyntoun (Scotland) (ca.)
  • Wynnere and Wastoure
  • Henry Scogan (?)
  • ENGLISH REPLACES FRENCH IN PARLIAMENT ... more
  • Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess ... more
  • Thomas Hoccleve (ca. 1367)
  • John Gower writes his Mirour de ... more
  • John Barbour (Scotland) writes The Bruce, ... more
  • RICHARD II (-1399)
  • A-text of Langland's Piers Plowman is ... more
  • John Gower's Vox Clamantis is written ... more
  • Works of the so-called Gawain poet, ... more
  • John Wyclif translates the Bible (?), ... more
  • B-text of Langland's Piers Plowman about ... more
  • Wyclif
  • Sir John Clanvow, supposed author of ... more
  • John Barbour
  • Pierce the Ploughmans Crede
  • HENRY IV (-1413)
  • The alliterative Morte Arthure (?)
  • Sir Launfal, by Thomas Chestre
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (Oct. 25)
  • Henry Scogan
  • Henry Scogan's "Moral Balade" (ca. 1406-07)
  • John Lydgate's Troy Book, written about ... more
  • HENRY V (-1422)
  • John Lydgate's The Siege of Thebes, ... more
  • Andrew Wyntoun completed his Original Chronicle
  • HENRY VI (-1461, 1470-71; RPO) ... more
  • Andrew Wyntoun (ca.)
  • John Lydgate's The Life of Our ... more
  • Robert Henryson (a master of ... more
  • John Lydgate's The Pilgrimage of the ... more
  • Thomas Hoccleve
  • John Lydgate's The Fall of Princes, ... more
  • Henry the Minstrel, otherwise known as ... more
  • John Lydgate (ca. 1449-50)
  • Sir Richard Holland's The Buke of ... more
  • RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK, DEFEATS ... more
  • Walter Kennedy (ca.)
  • EDWARD IV (-1469, 1471-83), BATTLE ... more
  • Henry VI
  • BATTLES OF BARNET AND TEWKESBURY ... more
  • CAXTON PRINTS THE FIRST BOOK ... more
  • Stephen Hawes (ca.)
  • Peter Idley (?)
  • The Floure and the Leaf composed ... more
  • Gavin Douglas (ca.); Henry Parker Morley, ... more
  • Thomas More
  • William Caxton prints Chaucer's Canterbury Tales ... more
  • Richard Holland (in or after)
  • EDWARD V (-1483); RICHARD III ... more
  • William Caxton prints John Gower's Confessio ... more
  • William Caxton prints Chaucer's Troilus and ... more
  • Alexander Barclay (ca.)
  • HENRY TUDOR DEFEATS RICHARD III ... more
  • Sir David Lindsay (Scotland) (ca.)
  • Blind Hary's The Actis and ... more
  • COLUMBUS DISCOVERS SAN SALVADOR ON ... more
  • "Blind Hary" (in or after)
  • Robert Henryson composed The Testament of ... more
  • John Skelton made laureate by the ... more
  • JOHN CABOT DISCOVERS NEWFOUNDLAND
  • John Heywood (ca. 1496-97)
  • John Skelton's The Bowge of Courte ... more
  • The Assembly of the Gods ... more
  • Stephen Hawes' Example of Virtue ... more
  • William Dunbar's The Thrissill and the ... more
  • Henry, son of Henry VII, becomes ... more
  • Sir Thomas Wyatt
  • Robert Henryson (before 1505)
  • Alexander Barclay's Castle of Labour ... more
  • William Dunbar's The Dance of the ... more
  • William Dunbar's poems are published in ... more
  • Walter Kennedy (?).
  • HENRY VIII (-1547)
  • Alexander Barclay's Ship of Fools
  • Stephen Hawes' Pastime of Pleasure published
  • Henry Tudor is married to Catherine ... more
  • Thomas Vaux, 2nd baron Vaux of ... more
  • Stephen Hawes' Confort of Lovers ... more
  • Gavin Douglas completes his translation of ... more
  • William Dunbar (?), perhaps at Flodden ... more
  • DEFEAT OF SCOTS AT THE ... more
  • Alexander Barclay's five eclogues (ca. 1513-14)
  • Dr. D. Cooper, active at the ... more
  • Henry Howard, earl of Surrey (ca. ... more
  • John Skelton wrote "Elynour Rummynge" about ... more
  • Nicholas Grimald (ca. 1519-20)
  • William Cecil (?); William Bullokar (ca.)
  • John Skelton's "Speke Parott" satirizes Cardinal ... more
  • Anne Askew (ca.)
  • John Skelton's "Why Come Ye Not ... more
  • Gavin Douglas
  • John Skelton's The Garlande of Laurell ... more
  • Alexander Barclay's first Eclogue
  • Thomas Churchyard (?)
  • Thomas Whithorne (ca.)
  • Sir David Lindsay's "Dreme" (ca.)
  • Thomas Norton (ca. 1530-32)
  • Sir David Lindsay's "Complaynt" and "The ... more
  • Alexander Barclay's first three eclogues published ... more
  • W. Thynne edits Chaucer's works and ... more
  • Ariosto's Orlando Furioso
  • HENRY VIII SECRETLY MARRIES ANNE ... more
  • Elizabeth Tudor, later Elizabeth I
  • Sir Thomas More, executed
  • Arthur Golding (ca. 1535-36)
  • Thomas Sackville, 1st earl of Dorset ... more
  • ANNE BOLEYN EXECUTED
  • Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, develops ... more
  • Barnabe Googe; Isabella Whitney
  • Hugh Rhodes
  • John Heywood's verse proverbs
  • Giles Fletcher the elder (baptized)
  • Anne Askew, burned at Smithfield; William ... more
  • EDWARD VI (-1553)
  • Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, executed ... more
  • John Bale's Illustrium Majoris Britanniae Scriptorum ... more
  • John Bellenden or Bannatyne (ca. 1545-48)
  • R. Wever devises Lusty Juventus about ... more
  • Sir Thomas Wyatt's Certayne Psalmes, an ... more
  • Alexander Montgomerie (Scotland) (early 1550s)
  • Francis Seager
  • Thomas Churchyard's A Mirror for Man
  • Edmund Spenser (?)
  • Alexander Barclay
  • Gabriel Harvey (ca. 1552-53)
  • JANE (-1553); MARY I (-1558)
  • Gavin Douglas' translation of Virgil's Æneid, ... more
  • William Stevenson about this year wrote ... more
  • Thomas Wilson's Art of Rhetoric
  • Fulke Greville, 1st baron Brooke; John ... more
  • Henry Howard's translation of book IV ... more
  • John Heywood's Epigrams
  • Nicholas Breton (ca. 1554-55); Richard Carew ... more
  • Sir David Lindsay; Robert Smith
  • John Heywood's The Spider and the ... more
  • George Peele, baptized; Thomas Morley (ca. ... more
  • Henry Parker Morley, lord; Thomas Vaux, ... more
  • Songes and Sonettes by...Lorde Henry ... more
  • The translation by Henry Howard, earl ... more
  • Thomas Tusser's Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie
  • Tottel's Miscellany
  • William Gray of Reading is active ... more
  • Sir Arthur Gorges (ca.)
  • The Mirror of Magistrates, with 20 tragic ... more
  • George Chapman
  • Anthony Munday, baptized; Sir John Harington ... more
  • Julius Caesar Scaliger's poetics published in ... more
  • Mary Herbert, countess of Pembroke; Robert ... more
  • Henry Constable; Samuel Daniel; Nicholas Grimald
  • Nicholas Grimald (ca.); William Gray of ... more
  • Barnabe Googe's Eglogs, Epytaphes, and Sonettes
  • Second edition of The Mirror of ... more
  • John Dowland (ca.); Michael Drayton; Sir ... more
  • Thomas Newberry
  • Arthur Golding's translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, ... more
  • John Davies (ca. 1564-65); Francis Meres ... more
  • John Hoskyns; James I of England ... more
  • Isabella Whitney's The Copy of ... more
  • Barnabe Barnes' sonnet sequence Parthenophil and ... more
  • Sir John Davies; Emilia Lanyer, née ... more
  • Sir Robert Aytoun (Scotland); Thomas Bateson ... more
  • Rauf Coilyear (late 15th cent. Scot.), ... more
  • John Donne; Ben Jonson (June 11)
  • George Gascoigne's A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres, ... more
  • Isabella Whitney's A Sweet Nosegay ... more
  • George Gascoigne's Certayne notes of instruction ... more
  • John Marston (?); Robert Hayman
  • Richard Edwards' compilation of Paradyse of ... more
  • George Gascoigne's The Steele glas; his ... more
  • Thomas Weelkes (?)
  • Thomas Whethorne's Duos, or, Songs ... more
  • Thomas Proctor's A Gorgeous Gallery of ... more
  • George Sandys; John Taylor the "water ... more
  • John Heywood (ca.)
  • Stephen Gosson's prose The School of ... more
  • Edmund Spenser's Shepheardes Calender, in which ... more
  • John Fletcher
  • Thomas Churchyard's translation of Ovid's Tristia, ... more
  • Thomas Ford (?); Thomas Middleton (baptised); ... more
  • John Heywood (?); Isabella Whitney (after); ... more
  • Humphrey Gifford's A Posie of ... more
  • Sir Philip Sidney completes the Old ... more
  • Stanyhurst's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, I-IV
  • Philip Sidney writes Astrophel and Stella ... more
  • Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway on November ... more
  • Richard Corbet (Corbett); Phineas Fletcher; Edward, ... more
  • Thomas Watson's Hekatompathia
  • Sir Philip Sidney completes the New ... more
  • Orlando Gibbons baptized; Aurelian Townshend (ca.); ... more
  • Francis Beaumont (ca.); Sir John Beaumont ... more
  • Thomas Norton; Thomas Proctor
  • James VI of Scotland writes Essays ... more
  • William Drummond of Hawthornden; Giles Fletcher ... more
  • William Warner's Albions England
  • William Webbe's Discourse of English Poetrie
  • Sir Philip Sidney on Oct. 17, ... more
  • Robert Chester (ca.)
  • Lady Mary Sidney Wroth (?); Walter ... more
  • William Byrd's Psalmes, Sonets, & Songs ... more
  • George Wither; John Wilson
  • William Byrd's Songs of Sundrie Natures
  • George Puttenham's The Arte of English ... more
  • Humphrey Gifford (?)
  • Thomas Lodge's Rosalynde: Euphues golden legacie
  • George Peele's Polyhymnia
  • Thomas Watson's Italian Madrigals Englished
  • revised version of Sir Philip Sidney's ... more
  • Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Books ... more
  • William Browne
  • George Puttenham; William Bullokar (ca.)
  • Sir Philip Sidney's "You Gote-heard Gods" ... more
  • Sir John Harrington's translation of Ariosto's ... more
  • Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella
  • Edmund Spenser's Daphnaida and Complaints
  • Robert Herrick (baptized)
  • William Webbe
  • Sir Philip Sidney's "With how sad ... more
  • Henry Constable's sonnet sequence Diana
  • Michael Drayton: Idea: the Shepheards Garland
  • Thomas Morley's Canzonets
  • The Phoenix Nest, compiled by R. ... more
  • Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis
  • Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia republished with ... more
  • George Herbert (April 3)
  • Christopher Marlowe on May 30, murdered, ... more
  • George Chapman's The Shadow of Night
  • Michael Drayton's Ideas Mirrour: Amours in ... more
  • R. Carew's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme ... more
  • Thomas Morley's Canzonets and Madrigalls
  • Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece
  • Barnabe Googe
  • Ben Jonson marries Anne Louis (November ... more
  • Shakespeare is a member of the ... more
  • Sir John Davies' Nosce teipsum
  • George Chapman's Ovid's Banquet of Sense
  • Samuel Daniel's Civil Wars between the ... more
  • Michael Drayton's Endimion and Phoebe
  • Thomas Morley's Balletts and Canzonets
  • Sir Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesie ... more
  • Edmund Spenser's sonnet sequence "Amoretti," and ... more
  • Thomas Carew
  • Robert Southwell, hanged, drawn, and quartered ... more
  • Robert Southwell's St. Peter's Complaint, with ... more
  • Sir John Davies' Orchestra or a ... more
  • Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Books ... more
  • James Shirley; Benjamin, son of Ben ... more
  • George Peele; George Whithorne; Hamnet Shakespeare ... more
  • Michael Drayton's Mortimeriados
  • Francis Bacon's Essays, first edition
  • John Dowland: The First Booke of ... more
  • Joseph Hall's Virgidemiarum
  • Francis Mere's Palladis Tamia: Wits Treasury, ... more
  • George Turberville (after this year)
  • Shakespeare bought New Place in Stratford ... more
  • Michael Drayton's England's Heroicale Epistles ... more
  • Richard Barnfield's Lady Pecunia
  • George Chapman's translation of Homer's Iliad, ... more
  • Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander, posthumously ... more
  • Alexander Montgomerie; William Cecil (?)
  • Shakespeare acts in Ben Jonson's ... more
  • Englands Helicon, an anthology of poems, ... more
  • Thomas Morley: First Booke of Ayres
  • Thomas Nashe: Summers Last Will and ... more
  • John Dowland: Second Booke of Songs
  • Christopher Marlowe's translation of Lucan's Pharsalia ... more
  • Thomas Weelkes' Madrigals
  • Charles I; John Ogilby (Scots.)
  • Sir Walter Ralegh's "The Nymph's Reply" ... more
  • Robert Chester's Loues martyr: or, Rosalins ... more
  • John Donne secretly weds Ann More, ... more
  • Thomas Morley: Madrigals
  • Thomas Nashe
  • Thomas Campion's A Booke of ... more
  • William Strode
  • Thomas Campion's Observations in the Art ... more
  • A Poetical Rapsody, compiled by Francis ... more
  • Robert Southwell's St. Peter's Complaint, with ... more
  • Edward Benlowes; Owen Felltham (?)
  • Thomas Morley (in or after)
  • Shakespeare living on Silver Street, Cripplegate, ... more
  • Shakespeare granted a coat of arms
  • JAMES I (-1625)
  • Samuel Daniel's Defence of Rhyme, a ... more
  • John Dowland's Third and Last Booke ... more
  • James VI of Scotland is crowned ... more
  • Shackerley Marmion
  • Elizabeth I; Benjamin, son of Ben ... more
  • Thomas Bateson's Cantus. The first set ... more
  • Thomas Churchyard; Robert Chester
  • Michael Drayton's Owle
  • James I becomes patron of Shakespeare's ... more
  • John Dowland's Lachrimæ
  • Michael Drayton's Poemes Lyrick and Pastorall, ... more
  • Sir William D'Avenant, on March 3; ... more
  • John Lyly
  • About this time John Donne wrote ... more
  • JAMESTOWN FOUNDED IN VIRGINIA
  • Thomas Ford's Musicke of sundrie kindes
  • Sir Edward Dyer; Edmund Shakespeare, William's ... more
  • John Hoskins' "on the fart in ... more
  • John Milton on Dec. 9; Elizabeth ... more
  • Thomas Sackville, 1st earl of Dorset
  • John Donne wrote his holy sonnets ... more
  • Shakespeares sonnets (including "A Lover's Complaint") ... more
  • John Wilbye's The Second Set of ... more
  • Sir John Suckling
  • William Warner
  • A folio edition of Edmund Spenser's ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "Let me not to ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "Th'expense of Spirit in ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "Not from the stars ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "My glass shall not ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "Not marble, nor the ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "How like a winter ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "Let me not to ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "Alas 'tis true, I ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "That time of year ... more
  • William Shakespeare's "When in disgrace with ... more
  • GALILEO SHOWS EARTH'S ROTATION AROUND ... more
  • Giles Fletcher the younger's Christs Victorie ... more
  • Lucius Cary, second Viscount, Falkland
  • John Davies' The Scourge of Folly
  • second edition of Francis Bacon's Essays
  • John Donne's The Second Anniversary: The ... more
  • John Dowland's A Pilgrimes Solace
  • Michael Drayton's The Poly-Olbion, Part I ... more
  • Orlando Gibbons's First Set of Madrigals ... more
  • Anne Bradstreet; James Graham, 5th earl ... more
  • Sir John Harington
  • John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" ... more
  • George Chapman's translation of Homer's Iliad ... more
  • William Drummond's Poems
  • Ben Jonson's Works, including "On My ... more
  • Joseph Beaumont; Richard Lovelace
  • Francis Beaumont; William Shakespeare (April 23)
  • Ben Jonson receives a royal pension, ... more
  • Abraham Cowley
  • John Davies; Sir Walter Ralegh, executed; ... more
  • George Chapman's translation of Hesiod's ... more
  • Thomas Bateson's Second Set of ... more
  • MAYFLOWER LANDS ON DEC. 22
  • Martin Peerson's Private Musicke
  • Francis Quarles' A Feast for Wormes
  • Alexander Brome
  • Thomas Campion; Richard Carew of Anthony; ... more
  • George Sandys' verse translation of ... more
  • Andrew Marvell; Henry Vaughan and Thomas ... more
  • Mary Herbert, countess of Pembroke, of ... more
  • Mary Wroth's The Countess of ... more
  • Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion, II
  • George Wither's Fair-virtue
  • William Drummond's Flowres of Sion
  • Shakespeare's fellow actors John Heminge and ... more
  • Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle (ca.); ... more
  • William Byrd; Giles Fletcher the younger; ... more
  • CHARLES I (-1649)
  • third edition of Francis Bacon's Essays
  • John Fletcher; Orlando Gibbons; Sir Arthur ... more
  • Francis Bacon; Nicholas Breton (ca.); Sir ... more
  • George Wither's Britain's Remembrancer, about the ... more
  • John Bunyan (baptized)
  • Fulke Greville, baron Brooke; Samuel Rowlands
  • Anne Dudley marries Simon Bradstreet and ... more
  • Robert Hayman's Quodlibets Lately Come over ... more
  • Michael Drayton's The Muses Elizium
  • Charles Cotton
  • Thomas Bateson; Stephen Gosson
  • John Milton writes a sonnet on ... more
  • John Penkethman
  • Certaine Learned and Elegant Works by ... more
  • John Donne's Poems posthumously published
  • Phineas Fletcher's The Purple Island; or, ... more
  • George Herbert's The Temple
  • George Herbert, age 40; Anthony Munday
  • John Donne's "The Flea" (probably composed ... more
  • John Milton's Lycidas in memory of ... more
  • Wentworth Dillon; Thomas Ken
  • Ben Jonson
  • Sir William D'Avenant made unofficial British ... more
  • Francis Quarles' Hieroglyphikes of the Life ... more
  • Thomas Randolph's Poems with the Muses ... more
  • Sir John Suckling's Aglaura (revised)
  • Thomas Traherne
  • Sir Robert Aytoun (?); John Hoskyns; ... more
  • Sir John Suckling's "Baleade upon a ... more
  • William Habington's posthumous Poems
  • Thomas Carew's Workes
  • Ben Jonson's Timber, criticism on poets ... more
  • Aphra Behn (?); Thomas Shadwell (?)
  • Thomas Carew; Sir John Suckling (?)
  • About this time, John Milton drafts ... more
  • The Bay Psalm Book, a ... more
  • first version of Sir John Denham's ... more
  • Benjamin Tompson (US)
  • Lucius Cary, second Viscount Falkland; William ... more
  • Charles Sackville, earl of Dorset
  • John Cleveland's The Character of a ... more
  • Richard Corbett's Certain Elegant Poems
  • Abraham Cowley's The Mistresse
  • John Wilmot, earl of Rochester
  • Francis Meres
  • NO KING; GOVERNMENT BY COUNCIL ... more
  • Richard Lovelace's Lucasta, including "To Althea, ... more
  • Charles I; William Drummond of Hawthornden; ... more
  • Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans
  • Anne Bradstreet's The Tenth Muse: the ... more
  • Phineas Fletcher; Martin Peerson
  • Andrew Marvell's "An Horatian Ode upon ... more
  • Henry Vaughan's "The World" by Genevieve ... more
  • Edward Benlowe's Theophilia, or Love's Sacrifice
  • Richard Crashaw's Carmen Deo Nostro
  • Nahum Tate (ca.)
  • John Milton becomes permanently blind
  • John Milton's "When I Consider how ... more
  • OLIVER CROMWELL, LORD PROTECTOR (-1658)
  • Margaret Cavendish's Poems and Fancies
  • Thomas D'Urfey (?); John Oldham
  • John Taylor the "water poet"
  • John Milton does verse translations of ... more
  • Sir Richard Blackmore
  • William Habington
  • John Cotgrave's The English Treasury of Literature ... more
  • John Bunyan's Ebal and Gerizzim ... more
  • Abraham Cowley's Poems
  • Richard Crashaw's Carmen Del Nostro
  • Lady Mary Chudleigh
  • Joseph Hall
  • John Phillips' Sportive Wit, lampoons ... more
  • Henry King's Poems, Elegies, Paradoxes and ... more
  • John Dennis
  • Richard Lovelace
  • John Ogilby's translation of The ... more
  • RICHARD CROMWELL, LORD PROTECTOR (-1659)
  • John Dennis
  • John Cleveland
  • John Milton writes "Methought I saw ... more
  • John Milton begins dictating Paradise ... more
  • CHARLES II (-1685)