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English: which resources do I use?: Literature timelines

Unsure which resources to use for your English module or piece of research? This guide will point you in the right direction.

Timelines can be useful to place literary works in context. Explore these timelines created by the British Library and the University of Cambridge.

English literature timeline

An interactive timeline from the British Library, from the 11th century to the present day, allowing you to explore the evolution of English language and literature.


Cambridge Literature timeline

A timeline of writers, historical figures and events, helping to place authors and their texts within a wider literary and historical context.


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