Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
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7 March 203
In the reign of the Emperor Carthage in North Africa., , author of the earliest surviving text in Latin by a woman, was martyred at
De Peccatum Meritis et Remissione.established the orthodox Christian doctrine of original sin (the inescapable rottenness of all human beings from the instant of birth) in his work
Ulster chieftan, was born., daughter of an
Early 6th century BC
The date and cause of's death are unknown.
Early 6th century BC
Around this timecomposed nine books of verse amounting to probably around 12,000 lines; the surviving fragments have made her a major figure of identification in British women's writing.
Isle of Thanet, Kent, as the first Christian missionary to the English (and the first to mainland Britain whose mission outlived him).landed at the
About 612 BC
Eresus if not at Mytilene, in either case on the Greek island of Lesbos, close to the coast of Asia...was probably born in the late seventh century BC (Archaic period), possibly at
Folkestone in Kent.founded a convent for women at
Whitby in Yorkshire.became the first abbess of the double monastery of
The Synod of Whitby confirmed the connection of the English church with the Roman, as opposed to the Celtic, church.
Ebchester (on the River Derwent, near Newcastle upon Tyne) and a settlement at Coldingham (on the Northumberland coast).founded a convent at
17 November 680
Whitby, died after a lifetime of religious leadership whose high points included establishing a double monastery at Whitby in 657 and hosting the Synod of Whitby in 664., Abbess of
Wimborne in Dorset.founded the double monastery of
Between 719 and 722
A nun and future abbess called Kentish monastery to which Bugga succeeded), wrote the letter to for which she is principally known., with her mother, (who was then abbess of the
The exquisite Kentish Vespasian Psalter was transcribed and decorated, perhaps by nuns at Minster-in-Thanet. The abbess there, , later known as , remains somewhat obscure.
A monk at Jarrow named (often called the Venerable Bede) finished his Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
Later 8th century BC
This time probably saw the genesis of 's Iliad, though few dates are more hotly argued over, and the very existence of Homer as a person who created (traditional, formulaic, oral) epicpoems is arguable.
Between 776 and 786
A nun named Hildenheim in Bavaria, composed Latin biographies or hagiographies of Saints and ., hailing from what is now England but living in the double monastery at
Historical records trace the firstto this year. The ancient Games continued until 393 AD; the first modern Games were held in 1896.
The Anglo-Saxonchronicle records the first landing of Viking ships in England.
At the, , in the last year before he died, ordered sermons to be preached in local tongues instead of Latin.
A Danish or Viking Great Army landed in East Anglia and began the process of subjugating the various kingdoms of England.
11 May 868
The earliest printed book extant which bears a date, a classic Buddhist text entitled The Diamond Sutra, was printed in China on this day, as a tribute to both his parents from a man...
The first known inscription of the symbol zero was made.
By the Treaty of Wedmore, ceded to the Danes that part of England lying north of the Roman road called Watling Street.