1579 – He was born in December, of this year in Rye, Sussex.
1590 – He appears to have entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University in this year, at the age of eleven.
1606 – He began to appear as an author for the Children of the Queen’s Revels, then performing at the Blackfriars Theatre of this year.
1621 – His popularity continued unabated throughout his life; during the winter of this year, three of his plays were performed at court.
1609 – He had found his stride on this year.
1625 – He died of the plague in August of this year, and was buried in St. Saviour’s Southwalk.