1816 – Born on the 16th of September in Bredwardine, Herefordshire.
1840 – He entered the British Museum as an assistant in the Antiquities Department.
1852 – He left the Museum to become Vice-Consul at Mitylene.
1855 – He declined the regius professorship of Greek at Oxford.
1860 – He was made British consul at Rome.
1880 – He was Yates professor of classical archaeology at University College, London.
1894 – He died on the 28th of November.