1803 – Born at East Dereham, Norfolk, on 5th of July.
1825 – He began his first major European journey, walking in France and Germany.
1840 – Settled near Lowestoft, but continued to travel within UK.
1835 – On 11th of November he set off for Spain, once more as an agent of the Bible society.
1840 – Borrow’s career with the Bible Society came to an end, and he married Mary Clark.
1841 – 1857 – Wrote The Zincali, and The Bible in Spain, Lavengro and The Romany Rye.
1881 – Died on 26th of July, in Oulton, Suffolk and was buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.