1580 – An English Jacobean dramatist was born this year in London.
1602 – He was working with teams of playwrights on history plays, most of which were never printed.
1604 – He adapted John Marston’s The Malcontent for staging by the King’s Men.
1606 – He married a 17 year old girl named Sarah Penall on the 18th day of March this year, and their first child, John was baptized at the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West also in this year.
1618 – He wrote his own play like The Devil’s Law-Case , a tragic-comedy in this year.
1624 – He co-written a topical play about a recent scandal, Keep the Widow Waking with John Ford, Rowley and Dekker.
1627 – His last known play is Appius and Virginia, probably written with Thomas Heywood in this year.
1634 – He died this year.