Oxford Chronology

"It is no easy matter to tell the truth, pure and simple, about past events; for historical truths are never pure, and rarely simple. And the process of historical truth-telling itself is even more intricate than the truths which historians tell. Every true statement must be thrice true. It must be true to its evidence, true to itself, and true to other historical truths with which it is colligated. Moreover, a historian must not merely tell truths, but demonstrate their truthfulness as well. He is judged not simply by his veracity, but by his skill at verification."

  David Hackett Fischer
Historical Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought

Pre-1550

Feb 16, 1524 Order on Woolsey and the 14th Earl of Oxford.

1550-1559

Apr 17, 1500 Privy Council authorization for baptismal cup.
Aug 21, 1500 Will of Sir George Veer, Knight.
Dec 21, 1552 Second Will of 16th Earl of Oxford
Mar 1, 1553 16th Earl of Oxford bears the sword at the opening of Parliament.
Feb 17, 1559 Old Countess of Oxford is buried.
Oct 5, 1559 16th Earl of Oxford conducts the prince of Sweden into London.

1560-1562     Background—This Star of England Chapter 1

May 6, 1560 Will of William Hewes.
Jul 28, 1562 Third Will of 16th Earl of Oxford.
Aug 25/31, 1562 Burial of 16th Earl of Oxford.
Sep 3, 1562 17th Earl of Oxford rides into London.
Sep 1562 Estates left by the 16th Earl of Oxford.

1563-1567     Background—This Star of England Chapter 2

Jan 18 1563 Inquisition post mortem, 16th Earl of Oxford - Not yet available.
Aug 19, 1563 Letter to William Cecil in French.

1563(?) Arthur Golding's pettition on behalf of Oxford in Latin
.
1564 Dedication to Oxford in Arthur Golding's The Histories of Trogus Pompeius.
1567 Coroner's verdict on Thomas Bricknell in Latin.

1568-1569     Background—This Star of England Chapter 3

1569 Dedication to Oxford in Underdowne's An Æthiopian Historie.

Nov 24, 1569 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on securing foreign service.

1570-1571     Background—This Star of England Chapter 4

1570 Dedication to Oxford in Edmund Elviden's Peisistratus and Catanea.
May 4, 1570
Will of Charles Tyrell, Oxford's stepfather.
1571 Dedication to Oxford in Thomas Bedingfield's translation of Cardanvs Comfort.
Oct 1571 Dedication to Oxford in Arthur Golding's translation of The Psalms of David.

1572     Background—This Star of England Chapter 5

1572 Latin Preface (in English) to Batholomew Clerke's English translation of Castiglione's Il Cortegiano (The Courtier).
Sep 1572 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on leases, France, and "pardon my youth".
Sep 22, 1572 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on foreign service.
Oct 31, 1572 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Cecil's favor toward Oxford.

1573     Background—This Star of England Chapter 6

1573 Dedication to Oxford in Thomas Twyne's translation of The Breviary of Britain.

1574     Background—This Star of England Chapter 7

1574 Dedication to Oxford in George Baker's translation of Oleum Magistral.

1575     Background—This Star of England Chapter 8

Jan 30, 1575 Oxford's indenture and schedule of debts.
Mar 17, 1575 Original Modern Letter from Italy to William Cecil on Anne's giving birth and finances.
Sep 24, 1575 Original Modern Letter from Italy to William Cecil on staying on in Italy and finances.
Nov 27, 1575 Original Modern Letter from Padua, Italy, to William Cecil on sales of lands.

1576     Background—This Star of England Chapter 9, 10

Jan 3, 1576 Original Modern Letter from Italy to William Cecil on reputation and finances.
Apr 27, 1576 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Oxford's intent to avoid Anne.
Jul 13, 1576 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Cecil bringing Anne to Court.

1577     Background—This Star of England Chapter 11, 12

1577 Dedication to Oxford in John Brooke's The Staff of Christian Faith.

1578     Background—This Star of England Chapter 13, 14, 15

May 21, 1578 Original Modern Letter to Meta Incognita syndicate.
Aug 14, 1578 Letter from Bernardino de Mendoza to Zayas on Oxford's refusal to dance before Alençon's envoys.

1579     Background—This Star of England Chapter 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Apr 8, 1579 Letter from Bernardino de Mendoza to the King on Oxford as a proposed hostage.
1579 Dedication
to Oxford in Geoffrey Gates' The Defence of Militarie Profession.
1579 Dedication to Oxford in Anthony Munday's The Mirror of Mutability.

1580     Background—This Star of England Chapter 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

1580 Dedication to Oxford by Anthony Munday in Zelauto. The fountaine of Fame.
1580 Dedication to Oxford in John Lyly's Euphues and His England.
1580 Dedication to Oxford in John Hester's A Short Discourse upon Surgery.
1580 Original Modern Lord Henry Howard and Charles Arundel libels.

1581     Background—This Star of England Chapter 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

1581 Dedication to Oxford in Thomas Stocker's Diverse Sermons of Calvin.
Jan 1581 Praise of Oxford's skill in a Whitehall tournemant.
Jan 18, 1581 Original Modern
Draft interrogatories by Oxford on Howard and Arundel affair.
Jul 13, 1581 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Howard, Arundell, and his release.

1582     Background—This Star of England Chapter 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

1582 Dedication to Oxford in Thomas Watson's The Hekatompathia.

1583

Jun 20, 1583 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Lord Lumley.

1584

1584 Dedication to Oxford in Robert Greene's Gwydonius, the Carde of Fancie.
June 20, 1584 Dedication to Oxford in John Southern's Pandora.
Oct 30, 1584 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Darcy and Walgrave.

1585

 

1586

1586 Dedication to Oxford in Angel Day's The English Secretary.
Jun 25, 1586 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil requesting a 200-pound loan.

1587

1588

1588 Dedication to Oxford in Anthony Munday's Palmerin d'Oliva (part 1).

1589

1589 Praise of Oxford in The Arte of English Poesie.

1590

Aug 5, 1590 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on lease of Aveley.
Sep 8, 1590 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on Bellingiam and Hamptone.

1591

1591 Dedication to Oxford in Farmer's Plainsong Diverse & Sundrie.
Jun 30, 1591 Original Modern Memorandum to William Cecil on Waltham Forest and Havering Park.
May 18, 1591 Original Modern
Letter to William Cecil on punishment of Hamptone and caring for children.
Jun 30, 1591 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on deception by Hamptone and a plea for aid.

1592

July 1592 Original Modern Memorandum to William Cecil on a suit to Her Majesty.

1593

Oct 25, 1593 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on the Queen's rejection of his suits and asking Cecil for help.

1594

Jul 7, 1594 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on sending to Cecil Oxford's attorney.

1595

1595 Original Modern Tin-mining letters.
1595 Original Modern
Tin-mining memoranda.
Apr 24, 1595 Original Modern
Letter to Robert Cecil on Earl of Darby, Lady Russell, and Oxford's daughter.
Oct 20, 1595 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Waltham Forest and Havering Park.
Oct 21, 1595 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Waltham Forest and Havering Park.

1596

1596 Dedicatory Verse to Oxford in Spenser's Fairie Queene.
Mar 14, 1596 Original Modern
Tin-mining letter
Sep 6, 1596 Original Modern
Letter to Robert Cecil on Earl of Darby, Mr. Barnarddeux and some writing wanting Darby's seal.
Sep 17, 1596 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Darby, Barnarddeux, and Oxford's daughters.

1597

Jan 11, 1597 Original Modern Memorandum on Thomas Shirley suit.
Jan 11, 1597 Original Modern
Letter to Robert Cecil on Oxford's wife and his pension.
Sep 8, 1597 Original Modern Letter to William Cecil on returning letters, Earl of Pembroke's illness, and Oxford's daughter Bridget.

1598

1598 Praise of Oxford in Frances Meres' Palladis Tamia: Wit's Treasury.

1599

1599 Dedication to Oxford in John Farmer's The First Set of English Madrigals.
1599 Original Modern Tin-mining letters

1600

Jul 1600 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Oxford's despair at the Queen's refusing his suits and the death of Sir Antonie Paulet.

1601

1601 Original Modern Memorandum on a lawsuit.
Feb 2, 1601 Original Modern
Letter to Robert Cecil on Oxford's desire for the Presidency of Wales.
May 1601 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on the Presidency of Wales.
May 11, 1601 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on the Presidency of Wales.
Oct 7, 1601 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on ill health, and more on the Presidency of Wales.
Nov 22, 1601 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on ill health and the escheate of Sir Charles Davers.
Dec 4, 1601 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on a change in Cecil's letters and attitude toward Oxford.

1602

Jan 1602 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on the escheate of Davers.
Mar 22, 1602 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on the escheate of Davers.

1603

Apr 27, 1603 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on the arrival of King James.
May 7, 1603 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Waltham Forest and the Park of Havering.
Jun 12, 1603 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Waltham Forest and the Park of Havering.
Jun 16, 1603 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Waltham Forest and the Park of Havering.
Jun 19, 1603 Original Modern Letter to Robert Cecil on Waltham Forest and the Park of Havering.

1604

Jan 30, 1604 Original Modern Letter to King James.

Post-1604

1613 Praise of Oxford in Chapman's The Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois.
1622 Praise of Oxford in Henry Peacham's The Compleat Gentleman.
1624 Praise of Oxford in Gervase Markham's Honour in his Perfection.
1675 Praise of Oxford in in Anthony Wood's Athenae Oxonienses and Fasti Oxonienses.
1758 Praise of Oxford in Horace Walpole's A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England.
1802 Praise of Oxford in Joseph Ritson's Bibliographica Poetica: A Catalogue of English Poets.

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