Comps! Paper I

Works

"Dream of the Rood"

Approx. 700 - Approx. 949

Beowulf

Approx. 720 - Approx. 760

Vercelli Book

Approx. 950 - Approx. 1000

contains The Dream of the Rood

Exeter Book

Approx. 960 - Approx. 990

Aelfric's Life of St Edmund

996 - 997

Nowell Codex

Approx. 1000 - Approx. 1010

contains Beowulf

Ancrene Wisse

Approx. 1200 - Approx. 1225

survives in 17 manuscripts

Sir Orfeo

Approx. 1270 - Approx. 1330

Auchinleck manuscript

Approx. 1330 - Approx. 1340

contains Sir Orfeo

Travels of John Mandeville

Approx. 1357 - Approx. 1371

Piers Plowman

Approx. 1370 - Approx. 1390

Revelations of Divine Love

1373 - Approx. 1416

Gawain and the Green Knight

Approx. 1375 - Approx. 1400

York Mystery Plays performed

Approx. 1376 - 1569

House of Fame

1379 - 1380

The Canterbury Tales

Approx. 1386 - 1400

Confessio Amantis

1386 - 1390

Hoccleve's Complaint & Dialogue

1419 - 1421

Complaind 1419-20; Dialogue 1420-21

The Book of Margery Kempe

1436 - 1439

Croxton Play

Approx. 1440 - 1461

York Register MS

Approx. 1463 - Approx. 1477

Utopia

1516

Tottel's Miscellany

1557

popularized Sir Thomas Wyatt's poetry

Tamburlaine

1587 - 1590

Gallathea

1588 - 1591

Faerie Queene

1590 - 1596

Astrophel and Stella

1591

MS written & circulated early 1580s

The Spanish Tragedy

23 February 1592 - 22 January 1593

Richard II

1595

The Defence of Poesie

1595

Francis Bacon Essays

1597 - 1625

Much Ado About Nothing

1598 - 1599

Othello

1603

The Advancement of Learning

1605

Volpone

1605 - 1606

The Tempest

1610 - 1611

Aemelia Lanyer

1611

The Roaring Girl

1611

The Tragedy of Mariam

1613

Duchess of Malfi

1613 - 1614

Ben Jonson's Epigrams

1616

Urania

1621

Songs and Sonnets

1633

The Temple

1633

The Blazing World

1666

Empire

Anglo-Saxon

Approx. 700 - 1065

Raids

Approx. 787 - Approx. 864

Norse invasions

866 - 1065

Norman

1066 - 1484

100 yrs War

1337 - 1453

H VII

1485 - 1508

H 8

1509 - 1546

E VI

1547 - 1553

Mary

1554 - 1558

Liz I

1559 - 1603

James

1604 - 1625

Ch I

1626 - 1649

Cromwell

1650 - 1658

Ch II

1660 - 1685