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Heywood, Thomas

(c.1573 – 1641),playwright and poet

Earliest work:The Spanish Tragedy(1599)

Latest work:The Old Law(1618)

Hobbes, Thomas

(1588 – 1679),philosopher

Earliest work:Letter 2 6 [/16] November 1628 Hobbes to Christian Cavendish, Countess of Devonshire, from London(1628)

Latest work:Letter 209 18 [/28] August 1679 Hobbes to William Crooke, from Chatsworth(1679)

Hogg, James

(1770 – 1835),poet and novelist

Earliest work:To William Laidlaw(1800)

Latest work:Tales of the Wars of Montrose(1835)

Hooker, Richard

(1554 – 1600),theologian and philosopher

Earliest work:Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity(1593)

Latest work:Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity(1593)

Hopkins, Gerard Manley

(1844 – 1889),poet

Earliest work:To His Mother(1852)

Latest work:To His Mother (Dictated; 8 May)(1889)

Horace

(65 – 8 BC),poet

Earliest work:Epodes(30 BC)

Latest work:Carminum Liber Quartus(13 BC)

Howe, Julia Ward

(1819 – 1910),poet, author, and woman suffrage leader

Earliest work:The Hermaphrodite(c.1850)

Latest work:The Hermaphrodite(c.1850)

Hume, David

(1711 – 1776),philosopher and historian

Earliest work:To Michael Ramsay (4 July)(1727)

Latest work:To Adam Smith (23 August)(1776)

Hutchinson, Lucy

(1620 – 1681),poet and biographer

Earliest work:Hutchinson's Lucretius(1658)

Latest work:Hutchinson's Lucretius(1658)

Hyde, Edward, first earl of Clarendon

(1609 – 1674),politician and historian

Earliest work:On the death of Dr Donne(1633)

Latest work:The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England(1641)

Isidore of Seville

(c.AD 560 – 636),clergyman and scholar

Earliest work:Etymologiae(c.625)

Latest work:Etymologiae(c.625)

Jacob, Henry

(1562/3 – 1624),semi-separatist minister

Earliest work:The Defence(1620)

Latest work:The Defence(1620)

James VI & I, King of Scotland, England, and Ireland

(1566 – 1625),king of Scotland, England, and Ireland

Earliest work:To Sir Francis Walsingham (9 September)(1586)

Latest work:A Proclamation for better furnishing the Navy (20 March 1625)(1625)

Jeake, Samuel

(1652 – 1699),merchant and astrologer

Earliest work:A Diary of Actions & Accidents in the Life of Samuel Jeake(1699)

Latest work:A Diary of Actions & Accidents in the Life of Samuel Jeake(1699)

Jeffreys, Joyce

(fl. 1638 – 1648),spinster

Earliest work:Transcript of Joyce Jeffrey's Will(1648)

Latest work:Business and Household Accounts(1651)

Jerome

(AD 347 – 420),priest, theologian, and historian

Earliest work:Vita Malchi(391–2)

Latest work:Vita Malchi(391–2)

Johnson, Joseph

(1738 – 1809),bookseller

Earliest work:To Benjamin Franklin (4 November)(1766)

Latest work:To William Henry (29 November)(1809)

Johnson, Samuel

(1709 – 1784),author and lexicographer

Earliest work:To Johnson's mother at Lichfield(1719)

Latest work:To William Strahan(1784)

Jonson, Benjamin

(1572 – 1637),poet and playwright

Earliest work:A Tale of a Tub(1596)

Latest work:An Epigram to my jovial Good Friend Mr. Robert Dover(1636)

Josselin, Ralph

(1617 – 1683),Church of England clergyman and diarist

Earliest work:Diary(1641)

Latest work:Diary(1683)