1594 – James Howell was born.
1613 – He gained his B.A. from Jesus College, Oxford, and thereafter had a variety of employments, as an administrator for a glass manufacturer, and in the often combined roles of secretary and instructor to several noble families.
– On the eve of the English Civil War, he finally gained a secretaryship of the Privy Council, which according to Daniel Woolf was "very close to the type of appointment that he had sought for 20 years" .
– He wrote his first book, or "maiden Fancy", Dodona’s Grove, which represented the history of England and Europe through the allegorical framework of a typology of trees.
1666 – James Howen died.