1803 – He was born on the 25th of May.
1825 – He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, but moved shortly afterwards to Trinity Hall, and won the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for English verse.
1827 – He purchased a commission in the army, but sold it again without serving, and in August married, in opposition to his mother’s wishes, Rosina Doyle Wheeler.
1831 – He was elected member for St Ives in Cornwall.
1832 – He was returned for Lincoln and sat in Parliament for that city for nine years.
1834 – His influence was perhaps most keenly felt when, on the Whigs’ dismissal from office, he issued a pamphlet entitled A Letter to a Late Cabinet Minister on the Crisis. Lord Melbourne, then Prime Minister, offered him a lordship of the admiralty, which he declined as likely to interfere with his activity as an author.
1836 – His writing and his efforts in the political arena took a toll upon his marriage to Rosina, and they were legally separated.
1867 – Bulwer-Lytton was a member of the English Rosicrucian society, founded by Robert Wentworth Little.
1873 – He died on the 18th of January.