1837 – He was Jborn on the 17th of January.
– He was educated at Eton College where he was a pupil of William Johnson.
1868 – He became the lover of Simeon Solomon.
1875 – He was for fifteen years a master at Eton College, until he was dismissed in the Autumn of following a dispute over his "overly amorous" (but purportedly chaste) relationship with a pupil, George Curzon.
1876 – He resumed residence at Cambridge, where he became university lecturer in history.
1891 – He was principal of Cambridge University Day Training College for Teachers.
1881 – He became treasurer of the Cambridge Union Society.
1885 – He founding treasurer of the Cambridge University Liberal Club.
1890 – He was president of the Cambridge Footlights.
1908 – He left Cambridge and retired to Bexhill-on-Sea.
1914 – He was visiting Italy when World War I broke out.
1923 – He decided to stay there and spent his later years in Rome where he died on the 6th of October at the age of eighty-six.