1460 – Born in Armathwaite, Cumberland.
1484 – He certainly studied at Cambridge, and he is probably the "one Scheklton" mentioned by William Cole as taking his M.A. degree.
1493 – Skelton received the same honour at Cambridge, and also, it is said, at Leuven.
1498 – He was successively ordained sub-deacon, deacon and priest.
1500 – He wrote for his pupil a lost Speculum principis, and Erasmus, in dedicating an ode to the prince.
1502 – He seems to have been imprisoned but no reason is known for his disgrace. (It has been said that he offended Wolsey).
1529 – Died on the 21st of June.