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Munday, Anthony

(bap.1560 – d.1633),playwright and translator

Earliest work:The English Roman Life(1582)

Latest work:The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece(1623)

Nashe, Thomas

(bap.1567 – d. c.1601),writer

Earliest work:The Penniless Parliament of Threadbare(1591)

Latest work:Henry VI, Part 1(1595)

Newman, John Henry

(1801 – 1890),theologian and cardinal

Earliest work:To Mrs Newman(1808)

Latest work:To Mrs William Langford(1892)

Nichols, John

(1745 – 1826),printer and writer

Earliest work:Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I(1788)

Latest work:Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I(1821)

Nicolson, William

(1655 – 1727),Church of Ireland bishop of Derry and antiquary

Earliest work:Session 1(1703)

Latest work:Session 13(1718)


(fl. supp. 200 – 400),legendary hero

Earliest work:Unknown(AD 200–400)

Latest work:Unknown(AD 200–400)

Oldham, John

(1653 – 1683),poet

Earliest work:In Obitum(1673)

Latest work:The Eighth Satyr of Monsieur Boileau, Imitated(1682)

Opie, Amelia Alderson

(1769 – 1853),novelist and poet

Earliest work:Sonnet on Visiting Cromer for the First Time Since the Death of My Mother with Whom I used Frequently to Visit it(1791)

Latest work:Oh ye! who come this show to view(1850)

Osborne, Dorothy, Lady Temple

(1627 – 1695),letter writer

Earliest work:To Sir William Temple (24 December)(1652)

Latest work:The Character of Sr W. Temple(1690)

Otway, Thomas

(1652 – 1685),playwright and poet

Earliest work:Alcibiades(1675)

Latest work:Windsor Castle(1685)


(43 BC – AD 17/18),poet

Earliest work:Amores(16 BC)

Latest work:Epistulae ex Ponto(17)

Palmer, Samuel

(1805 – 1881),landscape painter and etcher

Earliest work:To Samuel Palmer Senior(1814)

Latest work:To [Alfred Herbert Palmer](1881)

Peacock, Thomas Love

(1785 – 1866),satirical novelist and poet

Earliest work:1. To Sarah Peacock, 14 August(1792)

Latest work:336. To Lord Broughton, 7 October(1865)

Peele, George

(bap.1556 – d.1596),poet and playwright

Earliest work:Titus Andronicus(1589)

Latest work:Edward III(1595)

Pepys, Samuel

(1633 – 1703),naval official and diarist

Earliest work:1 S.P. to John Pepys Senior(1663)

Latest work:183 S.P. to Sir J. Lowther(1689)


(AD 34 – 62),poet

Earliest work:Saturae(62)

Latest work:Saturae(62)


(d. AD 66),writer

Earliest work:Satyricon(AD 66 or before)

Latest work:Satyricon(AD 66 or before)

Philips, Katherine

(1632 – 1664),poet

Earliest work:11 On the 3rd of September, 1651(1651)

Latest work:116 To his Grace Gilbert, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, July 10, 1664(1664)


(428/7 – 347 BC),philosopher

Earliest work:unknown(c.399 BC)

Latest work:Laws(c.360–347 BC)


(c.254 – 184 BC),comic dramatist

Earliest work:unknown(c.205 BC)

Latest work:unknown(before 184 BC)

Pliny the Elder

(AD 23/4 – 79),writer

Earliest work:Naturalis Historia(AD 79)

Latest work:Naturalis Historia(AD 79)

Pliny the Younger

(c.AD 61 – c.112),writer

Earliest work:Panegyricus(AD 100)

Latest work:Epistulae(AD 113)

Pope, Alexander

(1688 – 1744),poet

Earliest work:To Wycherley (26 December)(1704)

Latest work:To Allen (7 May)(1744)

Prior, Matthew

(1664 – 1721),poet and diplomat

Earliest work:On the Marriage of George Prince of Denmark, and the Lady Anne(1683)

Latest work:To Jonathan Swift (25 April)(1721)


(50 – 16 BC),poet

Earliest work:Liber I(28 BC)

Latest work:Liber IV(16 BC)

Pugin, A. W. N.

(1812 – 1852),architect, writer, and designer

Earliest work:To Jane Elizabeth Gough, London, Thursday, 17 June 1830(1830)

Latest work:To John Rouse Bloxam London, Thursday, 26 February 1852?(1852)


(c.AD 35 – c.100),rhetorician

Earliest work:Institutio Oratoria(c.AD 95)

Latest work:Institutio Oratoria(c.AD 95)

Quintus Curtius Rufus

(fl. 1st century AD),historian

Earliest work:Historiae Alexandri Magni(20–120)

Latest work:Historiae Alexandri Magni(20–120)

Reid, Thomas

(1710 – 1796),natural and moral philosopher

Earliest work:An Abstract of the Inquiry(c.1762–3)

Latest work:Essays on the Active Powers of Man(1788)


(86 – 35 BC),historian and politician

Earliest work:Bellum Catilinae(c.42/41 BC)

Latest work:Historiae(before 35 BC)

Salluste Du Bartas, Guillaume

(1544 – 1590),poet

Earliest work:The Divine Weeks and Works(1590)

Latest work:The Divine Weeks and Works(1590)

Savile, George, first marquess of Halifax

(1633 – 1695),politician and political writer

Earliest work:A Character of Dr. Burnet(1673)

Latest work:Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections(1694)

Schopenhauer, Arthur

(1788 – 1860),philosopher

Earliest work:Weimar, Sonnet(1808)

Latest work:Power of Attraction(1857)

Scott, Walter

(1771 – 1832),poet and novelist

Earliest work:War Song, for the Edinburgh Cavalry Association(1803)

Latest work:Count Robert of Paris(1831)


(after 4 BC – AD 65),philosopher, statesman, and dramatist

Earliest work:unknown(c.AD 35)

Latest work:unknown(before AD 65)

Shakespeare, William

(1564 – 1616),playwright and poet

Earliest work:The Reign of King Edward the Third(1588)

Latest work:Measure for Measure(1623)

Sharp, Robert

(1773 – 1843),diarist and schoolmaster

Earliest work:Robert Sharp and Ann Sharp to William Sharp (1 February)(1813)

Latest work:Diary(1837)

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

(1797 – 1851),writer

Earliest work:Journals(1814)

Latest work:Journals(1844)

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

(1792 – 1822),poet

Earliest work:To Miss Kate, Horsham(1803)

Latest work:To Jane Williams, Lerici(1822)

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

(1751 – 1816),playwright and politician

Earliest work:To Richard Chamberlaine (2 March 1766)(1766)

Latest work:To George Canning (19 June 1816)(1816)

Sheridan, Thomas

(1687 – 1738),schoolmaster and Church of Ireland clergyman

Earliest work:The Intelligencer(1728)

Latest work:To Jonathan Swift (22 June)(1737)

Sidney, Philip

(1554 – 1586),author and courtier

Earliest work:Sidney to Sir William Cecil, Oxford, 12 March 1568/9(1569)

Latest work:The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia(1586)

Sidney, Robert, first earl of Leicester

(1563 – 1626),courtier and poet

Earliest work:The Poems(1597)

Latest work:The Poems(1597)

Silius Italicus

(AD 28 – 103),poet

Earliest work:Punica(AD 102)

Latest work:Punica(AD 102)

Skelton, John

(c.1460 – 1529),poet

Earliest work:Lyrics from The Garland of Laurel(1494)

Latest work:Speak, Parrot(1521)

Smart, Christopher

(1722 – 1771),poet

Earliest work:Carmen CL. Alexandri Pope in S. Cæciliam Latine redditum(1756)

Latest work:V. The Buffoon and Country-Fellow(1764)

Smith, Adam

(bap.1723 – d.1790),moral philosopher and political economist

Earliest work:Of the External Senses(1739)

Latest work:To Thomas Cadell (25 May)(1790)

Smollett, Tobias

(1721 – 1771),writer

Earliest work:Advice: a Satire(1746)

Latest work:The Expedition of Humphry Clinker(1771)


(c.496 – c.406 BC),tragic dramatist

Earliest work:Unknown(480–406 BC)

Latest work:Unknown(480–406 BC)

Southerne, Thomas

(1660 – 1746),playwright

Earliest work:Lisander, or the Soldier of Fortune(1681)

Latest work:To Richard Rawlinson (17 November)(1737)

Southwell, Robert

(1561 – 1595),writer, Jesuit, and martyr

Earliest work:Decease release. Dum morior orior(1587)

Latest work:Lines from a hymn of Prudentius(1592)

Spence, Joseph

(1699 – 1768),literary scholar and anecdotist

Earliest work:Spence's Letter to the Reverend Mr. Wheeler(1751)

Latest work:Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men(1767)

Spenser, Edmund

(1552 – 1599),poet and administrator in Ireland

Earliest work:Epigrams and Sonnets From A Theatre for Worldlings(1569)

Latest work:Prothalamion(1596)

St. John, Henry, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke

(1678 – 1751),politician, diplomatist, and author

Earliest work:Henry. St. John to Swift 7 January 1711 London(1711)

Latest work:A Memoir of the Duke of Berwick(1736)

Stanley, Thomas

(1625 – 1678),poet and classical scholar

Earliest work:Poems from Manuscript(1646)

Latest work:Ode XXVII / Meditations upon Death after the (1657)


(c.AD 50 – 96),poet

Earliest work:Thebaid(AD 91–2)

Latest work:Silvae(AD 96)

Steele, Richard

(bap.1672 – d.1729),writer and politician

Earliest work:To Katherine Gascoigne(1684)

Latest work:To Mary Steele (22 July)(1728)

Stephen, James Fitzjames, first baronet

(1829 – 1894),judge and writer

Earliest work:Mr Gurney's Historical Sketches(1856)

Latest work:From letters to Mary Stephen on the Maybrick trial, August(1889)

Stephens, William

(1672 – 1753),politician and colonial official

Earliest work:Journal of his Mission to South Carolina in 1736 for Colonel Samuel Horsey(1736)

Latest work:December 31. Tuesday(1745)

Sterne, Laurence

(1713 – 1768),writer and Church of England clergyman

Earliest work:To John Dealtary (20 November)(1739)

Latest work:To Anne James (15 March)(1768)

Stevenson, Robert Louis

(1850 – 1894),writer

Earliest work:Prince Otto: A Romance(1884)

Latest work:Prince Otto: A Romance(1884)

Stuart, Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth

(1596 – 1662),queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V

Earliest work:1. Elizabeth [at Coombe Abbey?] to Henry Frederick(1603)

Latest work:621. Elizabeth in The Hague to Roe [in St Martin's Lane](1642)

Suckling, John

(bap.1609 – d.?1641),poet

Earliest work:Juvenile Religious and Christmas-Seasonal Poems(1626)

Latest work:The Earl of Newcastle, 8 January [1641 (?)] (holograph)(1641)


(c.AD 70 – c.130),biographer

Earliest work:unknown(AD 90–130)

Latest work:unknown(AD 90–130)

Swift, Jonathan

(1667 – 1745),writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Earliest work:A description of Mother Ludwell's cave(1680)

Latest work:To Eaton Stannard (8 June 1741)(1741)

Symons, Arthur

(1865 – 1945),literary scholar and author

Earliest work:From 'Days and Nights'(1889)

Latest work:From 'Unspiritual Adventures in Paris'(1931)

Symson, Joseph

(1650 – 1731),mercer, shopkeeper, and mayor of Kendal

Earliest work:[Al] To: Sir Daniel Fleming; Kendal, 10 April, 1692(1692)

Latest work:[2141] To: Mr. William Carr, [illegible] in Settle; Kendal, 31 March, 1720(1720)


(AD 56/7 – after 113),historian

Earliest work:Agricola(AD 98)

Latest work:Ab Excessu Divi Augusti(c.AD 120)

Taylor, Jeremy

(bap.1613 – d.1667),Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor and religious writer

Earliest work:Holy Living(1650)

Latest work:Holy Dying(1651)

Temple, Peter

(c.1517 – 1578),lawyer and grazier

Earliest work:Account Book(1543)

Latest work:Account Book(1555)

Temple, William

(1628 – 1699),diplomat and author

Earliest work:A True Romance or The Disastrous Chances of Love and Fortune(1648)

Latest work:Upon My Lady Giffard's Loory(1680)

Tennyson, Alfred, first Baron Tennyson

(1809 – 1892),poet

Earliest work:In Memoriam(1850)

Latest work:In Memoriam(1850)


(c.190 – c.159 BC),comic dramatist

Earliest work:Andria(166 BC)

Latest work:Adelphoe(160 BC)

Thomson, James

(1700 – 1748),poet

Earliest work:Juvenilia(1716)

Latest work:A Poem To The Memory Of The Right Honourable The Lord Talbot(1737)

Thrale, Hester Lynch

(1741 – 1821),writer

Earliest work:Thraliana(1775)

Latest work:Thraliana(1809)


(c.50 – 19 BC),poet

Earliest work:Liber Primus(27 BC)

Latest work:Liber Secundus(19 BC)

Timrod, Henry

(1829 – 1867),poet

Earliest work:Sonnet: Poet! If on a lasting fame(1849)

Latest work:In Memoriam — Harris Simons(1867)

Tone, Theobald Wolfe

(1763 – 1798),Irish nationalist and political writer

Earliest work:Tone's report on the accounts of the Historical Society of Trinity College, Dublin, 21 December 1785(1785)

Latest work:To Major William Sandys, 18 November 1798(1798)

Tonson, Jacob

(1655/6 – 1736),bookseller

Earliest work:Tonson to [Narcissus Luttrell](1680)

Latest work:Tonson to Jacob Tonson the Younger [Ledbury,](1734)

Tonson, Jacob

(1682 – 1735),publisher

Earliest work:To Alexander Pope (20 April)(1706)

Latest work:To Alexander Pope (18 November)(1731)

Traherne, Thomas

(c.1637 – 1674),poet and writer

Earliest work:The Church's Year Book(1673)

Latest work:The Church's Year Book(1673)

Trollope, Anthony

(1815 – 1882),novelist

Earliest work:To Richard Bentley. 24 May 1835(1835)

Latest work:To Lord Emly. 27 October(1882)

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

(1775 – 1851),landscape and history painter

Earliest work:Diary of a Tour in Part of Wales(1792)

Latest work:Turner to Charles Stokes(1851)

Turner, Thomas

(1729 – 1793),diarist and shopkeeper

Earliest work:The Diary: 1754(1754)

Latest work:The Diary: 1765(1765)

Valerius Flaccus

(d.AD 90),poet

Earliest work:Argonautica(90)

Latest work:Argonautica(90)

Valerius Maximus

(fl. c.AD 14 – c.37),writer

Earliest work:Facta et Dicta Memorabilia(AD 14)

Latest work:Facta et Dicta Memorabilia(AD 37)

Vaughan, Henry

(1621 – 1695),writer and translator of devotional works

Earliest work:Poems, with the tenth Satire of Juvenal Englished(1646)

Latest work:To John Aubrey (9 October)(1694)

Vaughan, Thomas

(1621 – 1666),hermetic philosopher and alchemist

Earliest work:Anthroposophia Theomagica(1650)

Latest work:Dedito Castro, et pactione exclusus per (1678)


(fl. late 4th/early 5th century AD),military writer

Earliest work:Epitoma rei militaris (383–c.450)

Latest work:Digesta Artis Mulomedicinae(c.380–c.450)

Very, Jones

(1813 – 1880),poet, essayist, and clergyman

Earliest work:O heaven born muse! inspire my humble lay(1833)

Latest work:The Influence of Channing(1880)

Villiers, George, second duke of Buckingham

(1628 – 1687),politician and wit

Earliest work:Sir Politick Would-be(1662)

Latest work:Part of an Ode of Horace Paraphrazed(1680)


(70 – 19 BC),poet

Earliest work:Eclogues(39 BC)

Latest work:Aeneid(19 BC)

Wake, William

(1657 – 1737),archbishop of Canterbury

Earliest work:Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706–1715(1715)

Latest work:William Wake to Joseph Addison (31 December 1717)(1717)

Wallis, John

(1616 – 1703),mathematician and cryptographer

Earliest work:Wallis to Henry Darley 10/[20] April 1641(1641)

Latest work:Suit to the Lord Treasurer Concerning the New Tavern in Oxford ? End of April 1675(1675)

Walton, Izaak

(1593 – 1683),author and biographer

Earliest work:An Elegy upon Dr Donne(1633)

Latest work:The Compleat Angler(1673)

Walwyn, William

(bap.1600 – d.1681),Leveller and medical practitioner

Earliest work:A New Petition of the Papists(1641)

Latest work:Last Will and Testament(1681)

Wanley, Humfrey

(1672 – 1726),Old English scholar and librarian

Earliest work:To Arthur Charlett (15 October)(1694)

Latest work:To Giovanni Zamboni (9 March)(1726)

Wesley, Charles

(1707 – 1788),Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism

Earliest work:20 January 1728: Oxford, to John Wesley(1728)

Latest work:25 December 1756: Bristol, to Martha Hall(1756)

Whiting, Nathaniel

(1611/2 – 1682),satirist and nonconformist minister

Earliest work:The Pleasing History of Albino and Bellama(1638)

Latest work:The Pleasing History of Albino and Bellama(1638)

Whittier, John Greenleaf

(1807 – 1892),poet and slavery abolitionist

Earliest work:The Exile's Departure(1825)

Latest work:To Oliver Wendell Holmes(1892)