1780 – Hone was born in Somerset, England on June 3, 1780.
1800 – Hone was married and started a book and print shop in Lambeth Walk.
1811 – Hone was employed as auctioneer by the booksellers and had an office in Ivy Lane.
1815 – Started the Traveller Newspaper and tried to save Eliza Fenning.
1817 – Hone published the Reformists’ Register, using it to criticise state abuses.
1819-1821 – Hone’s most successful political satires were The Political house that Jack built, The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder, Ill favour of Queen Caroline, The Man in the Moon and The Political Showman.