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This timeline is composed of events that take place in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume I (LGV1), Volume II (LGV2), The Black Dossier (BLKD), the three issues of Volume III: Century (CENT), the side-stories "Nemo: Heart Of Ice" and "Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin" as well as the side stories "Allan and the Sundered Veil" (ATSV), the events hinted at or briefly covered in the expansive work "The New Traveller's Almanac" (TNTA), the three part short story "Minions of the Moon" (MINM), and the short story "A Perfect Match.. And A Perfect Fuse!".

While this timeline concerns itself primarily with events which occur in the canon of LoEG directly, it also mentions several events which, while happening to characters contained in LoEG, are not directly shown in the pages of LoEG, but in the original works the characters were taken from; at some points, however, the fictional canon of LoEG comes into conflict with the worlds of the various fictional works used as components of the LoEG fiction. These places are clearly marked, but as a general rule, unless specifically noted, the events of the sampled fictional canon all are assumed to have happened as depicted in the original work, with the addition of being in a world in which the events of all the other fictional bodies have taken place as well.

Thirdly, this timeline heavily sites events from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. Wherever Lemuel Gulliver is herein mentioned, and no note is made to site a specific reference in Moore's works, it is to be implied that this is in reference to the events this book.[1]

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 PreEarth HistoryEdit

  • The Dark Times - The Dark Times, a time of “Blood and magic”, during which the Nestenes, Great Vampires, Racnoss, Weeping Angels, and Carrionites flourish.  Eventually, the Time Lords, part of an confederacy know as the Fledgling Empires, bring this era to a close during their war against the Great Vampires.  After a long and bloody war, the Time Lords were sickened of violence and officially began their long period of non-interference. 

PrehistoryEdit

  • 3,200,000,000 BCE - A member of the species known as Engineers sacrifices himself to seed Earth with the building blocks of life.
  • 1,000,000,000 BCE - The Elder Things arrive on Earth. They land in the Antarctic Ocean and found their first city there. The Elder Things create the proto-shoggoth (which may be Ubbo-Sathla), which in turn produces other creatures that act as servitors and food.
  • 750,000,000 BCE - The Flying Polyps arrive on Earth, and build their basalt towers on the land. They try to expand into the oceans, sparking a bitter war with the Elder Things.
  • 400,000,000 BCE - The Great Race of Yith, fleeing catastrophe on their homeworld, transmit their minds into a race of cone-shaped creatures on Earth. They drive the Flying Polyps underground and imprison them there. Following that war, they build their first and greatest city, Pnakotus, in modern-day Australia.
  • 350,000,000 BCE - The Deep Ones enter the service of Cthulhu, and help build the city of R'lyeh.
  • 300,000,000 BCE - A cosmic cataclysm occurs, resulting in R'lyeh sinking beneath the waves.
  • 250,000,000 BCE - The The shoggoths rebel against the Elder Things, but are defeated.
  • 160,000,000 BCE - The mi-go set up a mining operation on Earth. The Elder Things try to battle them in space, but find they have devolved so much that they can no longer do so. The mi-go eventually control much of the northern portion of Earth.
  • 110,000,000 BCE - Michael Kane, a physics professor at the Chicago Special Research Institute, native to early 20th Century Earth, is transported to Mars.  There, he eventually becomes ruler of   Varnal, the Green City.
  • 100,000,000 BCE - The height of Elder Thing civilization.
  • 64,000,000 BCE - The Silurian, their various sub-species, and distantly related Sea Devil civilizations flourish. 
  • 66,000,000 BCE - The Silurian and Sea Devil civilization is wiped out by an unknown catastrophe.  Some, however, manage to survive either by going into hibernation or by boarding a space ark that would return after the effects of the upcoming disaster had dissipated.   
  • 50,000,000 BCE - The Flying Polyps escape and take revenge on the Great Race, which sends its minds into the deep future to a time when their enemies are no more.
  • 5,100,000 BCE - The discorporate Martian Old Ones destroy the fifth planet from the sun in a preemptive measure against the aggressive species that lives there.  Survivors of the planet flee to mars, and during their failed 1898 invasion of Earth, are erroneously believed to be native to Mars.
  • c. 5,000,000 BCE - Martians uplift apes to become intelligent as a way to preserve their own society after a apoctalyptic racewar.
  • c. 4,000,000 BCE - Members of the First Born arrive on Earth and leave behind a von Neumann colony on Earth as part of an uplift program.  It measures 1 : 4 : 9.
  • 2,588,000 BCE - The Martian race known as the Ice Warriors go through their industrial revolution. 
  • 2,000,000 BCE - As Elder Thing civilization continues to decline, they retreat to their cities on the southernmost tip of South America and the Antarctic regions.
  • 1,586,000 BCE - As Mars becomes more inhospitable, the races of mars struggle to survive.  Some, like the Red Martians, create terraforming facilities that would eventually become the center of great city-states such as Helium and Oxygen.  The Ice Warriors take a different track and create "survival armour" to the harsh Martian climate.
  • Unknown – The Elohim make their presence known, ruling early humanity and, over time, weakening to become the Elder Gods.[2]
  • Unknown – The Great Old Ones, including Kutulu, A-Tza-Thoth, Shub-Niggurath, and N'Yala-Thoth-Ep arrive on Earth from the realm of Yuggoth. They battle the Elder Gods and are trapped in R'lyeh and other prisons or are otherwise banished. The Elder Gods, further weakened by these battles, become lesser, more humanized gods such as Crom and later the Ancient Greek Pantheon.[2]
  • 750,000 BCE - The Elder Things civilization finally falls, with its surviving members retreating into hibernation within their last stronghold hidden within the Mountains of Madness in the Antartic.

The Hyperborean AgeEdit

  • 393,000 BCE - Lemuria is shattered by volcanic eruptions, leaving only that which ultimately becomes Hyboria. Some survivors found the First Empire of Atlantis, centered around the capital city of Caiphul. Many years later, this first Atlantis is replaced by The Second Empire.
  • 24,000 BCE - The City of the Golden Gates, capital of the Second Kingdom of Atlantis, sinks beneath the waves as a result of dark magics. This event also devastates much of the Atlantean continent.
  • 20,000 BCE - The survivors of Lemuria and Atlantis have degenerated into barbarians.  During this time, King Kull rules over what remains over Atlantis. 
  • 18,000 BCE -  The last Atlanteans, who flee northward, become the barbaric Cimmerians. The surviving Lemurians are enslaved by an unknown ancient race in the eastern part of the Thurian continent.
  • 10,000 BCE - The time of Conan, during which he is barbarian, thief, and King.
  • 9,550 BCEA final cataclysm destroys the Hyborian world and rises new land masses, moving the world into more or less its modern configuration.

27th Century, BCEEdit

  • Reign of the corrupt pharaoh Nephren-Ka, worshipper of Nyarlathotep, in Egypt.  He is overthrown and his name is erased from history.

13th Century, BCEEdit

  • 1263 BCETiresias, the blind seer of Thebes, formerly cursed by Hera and transformed into a woman for seven years, informs King Oedipus of Thebes of the reasons for the curse that hangs upon the city. Learning that he, Oedipus, a former supposed orphan, has in fact killed his father (King Laius of Thebes) and married his own mother (Jocasta), Jocasta kills herself and Oedipus blinds and exiles himself from Thebes, wandering aimlessly with his daughter as a guide. The King's sons, Eteocles and Polynices, agree to rule jointly, each ruling on consecutive years, with Eteocles ruling for the first year. Oedipus wanders into Colonus, near Athens, where he dies.[3]
  • 1262 BCE – After his year-term as king is ended, Eteocles refuses to allow Polynices to serve his term as king, and instead forces him from the city. Polynices goes through the cities of Greece to recruit an army to retake Thebes from his brother. He, and the other six generals (Eteoclus, Amphiaraus, Capaneus, Hippomedon, Parthenopeus and Tydeus) become known collectively as the Seven Against Thebes.[4]
  • 1261 BCE – The First Theban War comes to a close with the death of both King Eteocles and his brother Polynices, both having killed the other. Thebes stands victorious, all seven generals of the Seven Against Thebes now being slain. Creon, regent of Thebes during periods of King Laius's reign, before Oedipus, resumes the throne and precipitates the tragic events surrounding long-suffering Princess Antigone.[4]
  • 1260 BCE – Bio (later Orlando) born in Thebes, during the peaceful interwar period of the reign of King Creon, as the daughter of Tiresias and his wife, and sister of Manto.[5]
  • 1250 BCE – Bio, having inherited her father's gender changing curse, placed upon him by Hera, becomes a boy at age 10. Bio's father, Tiresias, in his shame over being reminded of his curse, sells Bio as an "exotic novelty" to slaver pirates.[6] It is around this time that the sons of the Seven Against Thebes start their war of revenge against Thebes (the Second Theban War).[4] Thebes looses the war, and Tiresias advises the rulers to flee the city. After fleeing, Tiresias is killed by an arrow (purportedly fired by Apollo himself) while trying to escort his daughter Manto safely to Delphi. Manto taken as spoils of war.[6] The pirates, after a time, sell Bio to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ozymandias.[7]
  • 1241 BCE – Aged 19, too old for Pharaoh's sexual tastes, Bio signs on for an expedition to Punt.[8]
  • 1240 BCE – Upon reaching Punt, Bio again changes into a female, fleeing into the jungle from her male companions.[9] Wandering for weeks in the jungle, she discovers the "Pool of Fire and Life," bathes in it and becomes immortal and locates a graven map to Abyssinia, where she discovers a community of other immortals, though they are degenerated into troglodytic state.[10]
  • 1236 BCE – Having joined this community of immortals, Bio is shown one of their ancient secrets, the shards of a shattered black monolith.[11]

12th Century, BCEEdit

  • c. 1193 BCE – Bio (later Orlando), leaves the immortal troglodyte community and, now as a male named Bion, is sent to the Ilium by King Memnon to fight for the city against the Greeks.[12]
  • 1184 BCE – Bion fights in the Trojan War, an effort by the Greek gods to cull their failed demigod hybrids from humanity[13], and is present at the fall of Troy, escaping it with Aeneas.[14] Slightly before this cataclysm, however, Orlando would later claim to have said "Oh look! What a wonderful horse!" and that he, in retrospect, regarded this to have been the stupidest thing he ever said.[15] The Doctor is also present during these events.
  • c. 1190 BCE – After six years of wandering, Bion, along with Aeneas and his family and followers, land in Carthage, where Aeneas has a brief but intense love affair with Dido, on their way to Italy.[16]
  • c. 1110 BCE – After living with the family of Aeneas in Italy, including Aeneas's son Ascanius, Bion accompanies Brutus, Aeneas's grandson, who is banished from Italy after accidentally killing his father.[17]
  • 1101 BCE – Bion is present when Brutus receives a vision from Diana that he is to found a mighty island nation. After several months sailing they arrive at what will become known as the British Isles.[18]

11th Century, BCEEdit

  • 1100 BCE – Bion accompanies Brutus and his followers to the island which Brutus claims it as "Brutain", after himself. The island, however, is inhabited by savage giants.[19]
  • 1100 BCE-c. 1090 BCE – After some ten years of fighting the giants native to Brutain, they are driven almost to extinction. Corineus, Brutus's best wrestler and later founder of Cornwall, having previously taken the giant's chieftain, Gogmagog, prisoner at Totnes, throws him over a cliff during a wrestling match at a place which is thereafter known as Langoënagog (trans: "The Giants Leap") in modern day Plymouth.[20]
  • 1000s BCE – At some point after Bion's arrival in 1100 BCE, he leaves Troy-Novatum, Brutus's new capital, for other lands.[21]

10th Century, BCEEdit

  • 960 BCE – Bion (later Orlando), is now female again and in Cathay (China), is again using her female name, Bio. Serving as handmaiden to King Mu, she travelled to Mount K'un Lun where they encounter Lu Wo[22] the giant, human-headed tiger god who administrated the paradise of K'un Lun. Bio stays at K'un Lun as lover to Hsi Wang Mu for nearly 200 years.[23]

8th Century, BCEEdit

  • c. 745 BCE – Bio arrives shortly after the founding of Rome, now calling herself Vita. At some point around this time Vita becomes the lover of Romulus, co-founder of Rome, but accidentally sleeps with his twin brother Remus, spurring Romulus to kill his brother. Vita, becoming male soon thereafter, slips away unnoticed during the funerary precession. Vita is now calling himself Vito.[25]

7th Century, BCEEdit

  • 700 BCEVito enlists in the armies of Assyria, helping Semuramis conquer Mahajanapadas (India).[26]

6th Century, BCEEdit

  • 500s BCEThere is no information regarding what Orlando was up to in the 6th Century.

5th Century, BCEEdit

  • 490 BCE – Vito (later Orlando) fights for the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.[27]

4th Century, BCEEdit

  • 334 BCE – Vito (later Orlando) helps his friend, Alex, conquer most of the known world.[28]
  • c. 329 BCE – Alexander and Vito have a bathysphere created that they might observe and sketch the likenesses of the various types of sea monsters plaguing Alexandria, and thereby create larger than life iron replicas to scare the real sea monsters away from the shore.[29] These iron monsters would later become tourist attractions.[30]
  • 323 BCE – Alexander dies. The Doctor is present at this time, and witnesses Alexander's death. Vito, soon thereafter becoming a woman again and resuming her female name, Vita, spends the next two hundred and fifty years or so reading through the Library of Alexandria.[31]

3rd Century, BCEEdit

  • 200s BCE – Vita (later Orlando) spends the entirety of this century reading through the Library of Alexandria.[31]

2nd Century, BCEEdit

  • 100s BCE – Vita (later Orlando) spends the entirety of this century reading through the Library of Alexandria.[31]

1st Century, BCEEdit

  • 70 BCE – Vita (later Orlando), becomes male again, resumes his male name of "Vito," and returns to Rome just in time to witness the end of the slave revolts of Spartacus.[32]
  • 55 BCE – Vito, now in the Roman army, accompanies Julius Caesar during his attempted invasion of Britain.[33]
  • 44 BCE, March 14 – Vito present in Rome during the assassination of Julius Caesar.[34]
  • 44 BCE, October – Vito leaves Rome under the command of Marc Antony.[34]
  • 31 BCE, September 2 – Vito present at the Battle of Actium, fighting for Antony's forces, and retreating with him back to Alexandria.[35]
  • 30 BCE, August 1 – Vito, guarding Cleopatra during or after Antony's suicide, and during Cleopatra's suicide, escapes from Augustus's men while himself becoming a woman again. She will remain female, and, presumably, under the name Vita, for the remainder of the century.[36]

1st CenturyEdit

  • 1 – Vita (later Orlando) is male again by this time, and, having resumed (assuming he called himself "Vita" during his previous thirty year stint as female) his male name Vito, is again fighting for Rome against the Teutonic uprising in the province of Germania, probably under the command of then General Tiberius Claudius Nero as part of the XXth Legion.[37]
  • 4 - A Roman woman is shipwrecked on the Island,  After giving birth to twins, Jacob and his brother, she is murdered by a mysterious woman, who becomes adoptive mother to the twin boys.
  • 14, September 18 – Vito is present for the succession of his, ostensibly, former commanding officer, Tiberius, to the Empery of Rome. Of him, Orlando later writes that he was "slimy" and "child-molesting"[38].
  • 30 – The young Caligula is at this time only 18 years old, and prisoner in all but name of the Emperor Tiberius. This year of particular note because Orlando later writes that this was the year Caligula succeeded Tiberius. This means that either the history of this event is wrong, Orlando having ostensibly been there, and thereby being a first hand account, or something important involving Caligula and Vito happened this year to make it stick out in Orlando's memory. Or perhaps the number 30 sticks in Orlando's memory because this is how many times Caligula was stabbed during his assassination.[38]
  • 34 - Jacob and his brother fight after Jacob discovers that his brother murdered their adoptive mother.  After knocking his brother unconcious, Jacob takes him to the Source, throwing him headfirst into the water, where his lifeless body floats into the Source, vanishing. Moments later, a pillar of smoke shoots out of the cave.  The two would engage in an ongoing conflict with the brother attempting to leave the island for the next two millennium.
  • 37, March 16 – Vito is present for the succession of Caligula to the Empery of Rome. Of him, Orlando later writes that he was "ruthless... although undeniably sane"[38].
  • 41, January 24 – Vito is still in the service of the Roman army, we assume, when Claudius becomes Emperor of Rome. Orlando later writes that he was "stuttering" and "skulking"[39].
  • 43 – Vito, as part of either the IInd, IXth, XIVth or (more likely) XXth Roman Legion, takes part in the Roman Conquest of Britain.[39]
  • 54-55 – Shortly after the succession of the Emperor Nero to the throne (54, October 15), Vito transfers to Naples.[39]
  • 79, August 24 – During the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Vito, stationed at Naples, accompanies Pliny the Elder on his rescue mission to Pompeii. Vito stays aboard the ship, thereby surviving.[43] At least two different incarnations of The Doctor are also present at this event.
  • 100 – Vito becomes apprentice to the Neopythagoreanist philosopher Appolonius of Tyana.[43]

2nd CenturyEdit

  • 100s, Early to Mid – Vito (later Orlando) has become apprenticed to Alexander of Abonoteichus, the snake cultist. Orlando later claims Alexander was a "charlatan"[43].
  • 102 - An alliance of some of the Doctor's greatest enemies try and fail during a visit to Stonehenge to imprison him in an attempt to prevent what they mistakenly believe to be the future destruction of the universe at his hands.
  • 150 – By this point Vito has become female again, resuming her female name "Vita," and is unfavourably propositioned by her teacher Alexander of Abonoteichus, who at this time has nearly reached the height of his fame. In spite, Vita defects to Alexander's rival, the philosopher and satirist Lucian of Samosata, becoming his student instead. Some time after this, on an expedition through the Pillars of Hercules, their ship, being lifted into the sky by a large waterspout, carries Vita and Lucian to the moon.[44] Presumably, Vita returns to Earth with the rest of the expedition which then encounters a large leviathan.

3rd CenturyEdit

  • 218-222 – Vita (later Orlando) "endures" the reign of the Roman Emperor Heliogablus. Orlando would later describe this emperor as "mad"[44].

4th CenturyEdit

  • 363 – During the short reign of the Emperor Julian the Empire began to reassert its Pagan heritage from christianity. By 363, the year of Julian's death, Britain is declared, officially, a Pagan nation. Orlando, having studied under such tutors as Alexander of Abonoteichus and Lucian of Samosata, under the name Vita, both strong critics of (and strongly criticized by) Christianity, later recalls that this "greatly cheered" her.[44] It is also at this time that Merlin, presumably, is born. Some time around 363 Vita returns to Britain, claiming it greatly improved since both the Roman Invasion and Julian's religious reforms.[45]
  • 376 – At this time in Britain, Vita (later Orlando), is seduced by thirteen-year-old Merlin, whom she refers to as Ambrosius Merlinus.[45]

5th CenturyEdit

  • 410 – Rome rapidly begins to collapse, and in 410 pulls out of Britain.[46]
  • c. 420s-430sUther Pendragon, in this power vacuum left by the withdraw of Rome, becomes King of Britain, his power centred in Cornwall. Orlando later refers to it as "Uther's Cornish kingdom"[46], she, at the time known as Vita, having been present in Britain at the time as companion of Merlin.
  • c. 449-468 – The Arthurian Era, or Camelot period, of Britain, during which, at some point, Vita becomes male again, resuming his male name of Vito. As Orlando, he later recalls Camelot was "quite as wonderful as is supposed"[47].  An man from the 19th century by the name of Hank Morgan uses his knowledge of astronomy to narrowly avoid being executed.
  • 468 – Vito is present at the Battle of Camlann on Salisbury Plain, where Arturus is mortally wounded by Mordred[47], his magic scabbard, which magically heals bleeding wounds, having been stolen by Morgana who cast it into a lake. On his deathbed, Arturus bids Sir Bedivere to return Excalibur, his magic sword, to the Lady of the Lake from whence it came. Vito fights the Lady of the Lake, whom he later claims (as Orlando) was "a terrifying undine"[48], in order to steal the sword back for himself, renaming it "Durendal." Vito flees Britain, Camelot having been overthrown by Morgana.[49]
  • 490 – A sword for hire in Denmark, Vito takes a contract from King Hrothgar to resolve his monster problem. Later, as Orlando, he would imply that he faced the monster, Grendel, first, but it was Beowulf who killed Grendel, in just the manner the poem claims.[50]
  • 500 – Vito becomes companion to the dragon slayer Siegfried, and has his first encounters with ethereal realms.[51]

6th CenturyEdit

  • 568-571 – Back on Earth, Ragnarok is mirrored in our dimension by a large meteorite impact that causes a three year period of cold and darkness, prophesied to accompany Ragnarok, and called Fimbul Winter. At this time, Vito makes for France.[53]

8th CenturyEdit

  • 738 - The mad poet of Sanaa, Abdul Alhazred, author of Necronomicon, is murdered by an unseen beast.
  • 764 – Vito (later Orlando), under the more modern name "Roland," joins the knights of Charlemagne.[54]
  • 768 – Charlemagne becomes King of the Franks.
  • c. 768-770[55] – At a feast held by Charlemagne, to which both Christian and Pagan dignitaries have been invited, Roland, along with other knights, including Rinaldo, falls in love with Angelica, pagan princess of Albraca in Cathay. There is much violence surrounding the suitors of Angelica.[56] At Angelica’s flight from Lutetia (much later known as Paris)[57], Roland sets out to quest for her love, at various times having adventures in eastern Europe, Tartary, India and Cathay, rampaging through Europe and Africa mad with unrequited love and eventually having his sanity restored by sorcery. All this while, Charlemagne, abandoned by Roland, is under siege in Lutetia, the siege being lifted upon Roland’s return.[58]
  • 770-778 – Charlemagne wages a seven year war against the Saracens. In a final thrust into Spain (777-778) Charlemagne’s forces subjugate many Saracen cities, only to be ambushed on the return trip to France through Roncevaux Pass in the Pyrenees, the covering forces for Charlemagne’s army fighting to the last man, which happens to be Roland, who is then, out of their admiration for his fighting prowess, asked by the Saracens to join them. Roland accepts, though he is believed dead by the rest of Christendom at this time.[59]
  • c. 779 – Roland, having his name mispronounced by the Saracens as "Orlando," becomes the lover of Sindbad the Sailor.[60][61] Orlando later will claim Sindbad's name was pronounced "Sinned-Bad"[62], that he was very well endowed[63] and that he was "the most ingenious thief of the eighth century."[64]

9th CenturyEdit

  • c. 808 – Orlando and Sindbad, having spent nearly thirty years together as lovers and partners, are separated when Sindbad leaves on his 8th Legendary Voyage, upon which, for some reason, Orlando does not accompany Sindbad and from which Sindbad never returns. Orlando sulks, miserable, in Bagdad for decades.[66]
  • 847 – Orlando accompanies Caliph Vathek to the catacombs beneath Ishtakar, in the valley of Fakreddin, where the Caliph makes a deal with Eblis and is beset by demons who set his heart ablaze, perpetually, with hellfire for being allowed to view hell’s treasure. Orlando later comments that the treasure was less than impressive.[67]
  • 900 – Orlando wanders the Holy Land.[68]

11th CenturyEdit

  • 1066 - The Doctor prevents renegade Time Lord the Meddling Monk from changing history by letting the Saxons win the Battle of Hastings.
  • c. 1099 – Orlando joins the Crusaders upon their arrival in the Holy Land, joining their side out of admiration of their outfits - these outfits are ostensibly those of the Knights Templar, which he may have joined at this time.[68]

12th CenturyEdit

  • 1147-1149 – Orlando, very likely, takes part in the Second Crusade, fighting on the side of the crusaders. This may be the time when Orlando meets Prester John.[68]
  • 1189-1192 – Orlando takes part in the Third Crusade.[69] The Doctor is also present during these events.
  • 1192 – Orlando joins Blondel de Nesle and his "minstrel underground" in order to save Richard the Lionheart, who had been taken prisoner for ransom by Leopold V, Duke of Austria. At around this time Orlando swears to go by Orlando for the rest of his days (male or female).[70]
  • 1194 - The Doctor encounters Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest.

14th CenturyEdit

  • 1307 – Orlando, female again at this point, travels in mainland Europe as the assistant to William Tell.[72]
  • 1327 - Franciscan friar William of Baserville and his novice Adso of Melk arrive to a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to investigate the mysterious death of a monk.
  • 1348 - Ten nobles from Florence go to the countryside to escape the Black Death.  To pass the time they tell stories. 

15th CenturyEdit

  • 1415, October 25 – The Battle of Agincourt. Orlando is probably not present for the battle, but later (1914) the ghost of one of the English bowmen claims to recognize Orlando.[73]
  • 1450 – Orlando settles in Constantinople, seat or learning, studying by day and working as a dancer by night.[74]
  • 1453 – Orlando escapes the fall of Constantinople with other scholars, and heads for Italy.[74]
  • 1482, January 6 - A deformed hunchback who is the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, is corwned as the Pope of Fools. 
  • 1485, August 22 - Victorious at Bosworth Field, King Richard III is slain in error by his idiot great-nephew Edmund. His famoritenephew, Crown Prince Richard, Duke of York, is crowned Richard IV the same day. 

16th CenturyEdit

  • 1505 - The Doctor briefly stops by Leonardo da Vinci's house and leaves him a note as part of the former's attempts to stop the plans of the time-traveling alien Scaroth.
  • c. 1506 – Orlando, in transition from female to male at this time, poses for the Mona Lisa for Leonardo da Vinci.[75]
  • c. 1510s-1520s – Orlando, male again, travels through Africa.[61]
  • 1527Prospero born in the Duchy of Milan.
  • 1530s – Orlando studies the occult in Prague under Johannes Faust.[76]
  • c. 1540 – Orlando's tutor in the occult, Dr. Faust, becomes embroiled in contract disputes with his patron Mephistopheles, so Orlando travels with the Doctor's newest would-be student, a thirteen year old Prospero, back to the younger man's home in Milan, ostensibly becoming the young nobleman's tutor.[77]
  • c. 1550s - A sailor by the name of Hythloday relates his discovers the island of Utopia.
  • 1558 – Under the rule of Queen Gloriana I, Sir Jack Wilton establishes English (later British) Intelligence. Queen Gloriana makes Prospero court astrologer, and charges him to, after her death, form the first League, hereafter referred to as Prospero's Men, and bids that both he and Orlando stay in England until such a time. Prospero, under the name John Suttle, takes a wife, Doll Common, and resides in Mortlake.[78][79] Orlando idles, bored, in London.[80]
  • 1562 - Queen Gloriana I is secretly married to a "Doctor", after which she orders the creation of a secret wing of the national gallery, to be placed under the care of her husband. 
  • 1564 – Queen Gloriana and Sir Jack Wilton visit Greyfriars School.[81]
  • 1593, May 30 – In London, after a day of heavy drinking at the establishment of Ma Bull, Christopher Marlow, and his entourage, are working on a scene in the garden which degenerates into a fracas in which Marlow is accidentally stabbed in the eye by Andrew Norton, the time travelling "Prisoner of London," with a sharp stick.[82] The contemporary historical record of the Glorianian Era remembers Mr. Norton as "a strangely attired... Master Nortonne"[83].
  • 1599 - The Doctor encounters William Shakespeare in Southwark and briefly reunites with his estranged wife Gloriana.
  • 1600[84] – Doll Common having recently died, Prospero, in mourning, takes his daughter, Miranda, and his immediate retinue to an enchanted island. Orlando and Queen Gloriana (if Orlando's later biographer, Virginia Woolf, writing of the immortal nearly 320 years later, is to be believed) become lovers for a short while at about this time, and Orlando becomes engrossed in poetry and the arts[85] (possibly out of boredom waiting for Prospero to return to England).

17th CenturyEdit

1600sEdit

  • 1603 – Gloriana dies, leaving the throne to the puritanical King Jacob who orders that all the faerie race be purged from England.[86]
  • c. 1605-1615 – The adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha take place.
  • 1610 – The events of The Tempest take place about this time. Prospero returns to England to form Gloriana's "League."[87] Who the earliest members consist of (besides Prospero, Caliban, Ariel, and, possibly, Orlando) is unclear. It is possible that their handler is Sir Basildon Bond.[88]  A group of English colonists from Jamestown, searching for food, find a mysterious staircase. 

1610sEdit

  • 1616, 23 April – The "noted biographers"[86] William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes both die on this day, Shakespeare leaving his Fairy's Fortunes Founded folio unfinished.[88]
  • 1616Fairyland withdraws entirely from England at some time during this year.[86] Most faeries relocate to the Blazing World, just north of the British Isles.[89]

1620sEdit

  • 1620s, Early – The Duke Prospero encounters Don Quixote at about this time.[90] Don Quixote joins Prospero's Men at some point.[91]
  • 1625Prospero, Duke of Milan, in the Mediterranean Sea on his way to the Strait of Gibraltar, visits many islands east and, having reached and sailed through the strait, south of Spain.[92]  The three Musketeers and D'Artagnan battle the schemes of Cardinal Richelieu. 

1640sEdit

  • 1641 – The beginning of the English Civil War. Birth of the English Behemoth. There is no information yet given as to the activities of Prospero's Men in regards to this development.
  • 1643 - The town of Innsmouth founded in Massachusetts.
  • 1649 – King Charles I is beheaded by parliament. Beginning of the English Commonwealth. There is no information yet given as to the activities of Prospero's Men in regards to this development.

1650sEdit

  • 1653 – End of the English Commonwealth, beginning of the English Protectorate. There is no information yet given as to the events of Prospero's Men in regards to this development.
  • 1659 – The English Commonwealth is reinstated. There is no information yet given as to the activities of Prospero's Men in regards to this development.
  • September 30, 1659 - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked. 
  • 1660 – Restoration of the English Monarchy under Charles II of England. There is no information yet given as to the activities of Prospero's Men in regards to this development. Lemuel Gulliver is born in Nottinghamshire. 16 year old Amber St. Clair arrives in London at about this time.

1660sEdit

1670sEdit

  • 1670s, Early – Captain Robert Owemuch, president of the Insolvency Society, probably for reasons of avoiding his creditors, makes many long, far-flung voyages with his three ships, the Excuse, the Pay-Naught, and the Least-in-Sight, including a survey of islands off North America's east coast.[94]
  • 1671 - A time-traveling Hiro Nakamura meets his hero, Takezo Kensei, and discovers him to be a fraud. 
  • 1673 – Captain Robert Owemuch discovers "the great national embarrassment" of Scoti Moria, also called Summer Island or the Floating Island, in the English Channel (sometimes to be found in the Thames-Isis Gulf, other times near France), inhabited by the lazy, chain-smoking, perpetually ninepins playing race called Naiads.[95] One such Naiad, named Lebowski, joins Owemuch's crew, later settling in California on one of Owemuch's American journeys.[96] Captain Owemuch may have joined Prospero's Men at about this time.[91]
  • 1674Lemuel Gulliver enters Emanuel College, where he will study for three years.
  • 1677 – Lemuel Gulliver bound in apprenticeship to Mr. James Bates, whom he shall study under for four years in London.
  • 1678 – Travelling from the "City of Destruction," a location in an apparently ethereal, "symbolic realm," Christian, the Everyman Journeyman, arrives in the town of "Vanity Fair" in which he turns down an alleyway and "steps into the streets of London."[93] Seemingly trapped in our more material, unfamiliar realm, he is confined to a madhouse, possibly Bedlam, from which he is later rescued by Prospero and Orlando.[87] Unable to return to his realm, or his quest for that realm's "Shining City," he joins Prospero's Men in the hopes that Prospero, seemingly "diabolic" to Christian, may be his only hope of again crossing the dimensional gulf.[93]
  • 1679 – Construction of Montagu House in Bloomsbury, London, future headquarters (in its various architectural incarnations) of the League in its incarnations as "Gulliver's Fellowship" and the first and second "Murray Groups," is completed. There is no information yet given as to the activities of Prospero's Men in regards to this development.

1680sEdit

  • 1681Lemuel Gulliver studies medicine in Leyden, Netherlands.
  • 1682 – In Northumberland, upon the North Sea coast, Prospero's Men on their expedition to the Blazing World visit Joyeusegarde[1] to see the Tomb of Launcelot where Prospero notes the dilapidated condition of the monument.[97]
  • 1683, Early JanuaryProspero's Men, including Captain Robert Owemuch, briefly stop at Ransom Island[98] just before reaching the Blazing World. Whether or not they reached the island via one of the three ships of Captain Owemuch is unclear, their ship is only referred to as a "hired trawler."[93]
  • 1683, Mid to Late January – They reach The Blazing World whereupon Christian departs into The Blazing World.[93]
  • 1684 – Lemuel Gulliver becomes ship’s surgeon aboard the Swallow, under a Captain Abraham Pannel, for three and a half years, making two voyages to the Levant and "and some other parts."[99]
  • 1685 - The convicted English traitor Peter Blood escapes from enforced servitude on a Barbados plantation. 
  • 1688 – Lemuel Gulliver, MD, sets up medical practice in London and marries Mary Burton, second daughter to a Mr. Edmund Burton.
  • 1690 – Master Bates, Lemuel Gulliver's former tutor, dies. Gulliver sets to sea again.

1690sEdit

18th CenturyEdit

1700sEdit

  • 1701, Early November – Sailing aboard the Antelope, Lemuel Gulliver is shipwrecked on the islands of Lilliput and Blefuscu, and becomes entangled in their political affairs and war with each other.
  • 1701, September 24 – Gulliver departs Blefescu, using one of their largest warships as a dingy, and is picked up two days later by an English merchantman. Gulliver takes some Lilliputian livestock[102][103][104] and people[104] with him back to England.
  • 1702, April 13 – Gulliver returns to England on the merchantman.
  • 1702, June 20 – Gulliver again departs England on the Adventure, bound for Surat, India.
  • 1703, June 17 – Gulliver, sailing aboard the Adventure, puts to shore on the peninsula of Brobdingnag, sighted June 16, for water. Gulliver left ashore when the island was found to contain a civilization of giants – one such giant shortly thereafter captures him.
  • 1702, August 17 – Gulliver is taken to Capital City of Brobdingnag, arriving on October 26.
  • 1705, c. October – Gulliver escapes, via a large bird, sometime around October, from Brobdingnag. Found floating in a box at sea, sailors take him home to England.
  • 1706 – Gulliver arrives in England only to depart again in August.
  • 1707, April 11 – Gulliver arrives at Fort St. George.
  • 1709 – Gulliver arrives in Luggnag (also Lugnag and Luggnagg) April 21. Some time later, Gulliver’s ship is attacked at sea by pirates, and he is marooned, yet again – this time on a tiny rocky islet. Fortunately, however, the flying island of Laputa rescues him and took him to Balnibarbi to await a Dutch trader ship bound for Zipang (Japan)[105] (Japan). In May he leaves on the ship for Zipang.
  • 1710, April 10 – Gulliver returns from Zipang and lands in Amsterdam, arriving in England about a week later.
  • 1710, September – Gulliver sets off again to sea, this time as Captain of the Adventure.

1710sEdit

  • 1711 – Crew of Adventure mutinies and maroons Gulliver on the shores of Houyhnhnm-Land, which is inhabited by the horrific Yahoo and the magnificent and noble Horses known as Houyhnhnm. Gulliver is, subsequent to his rescue from the wretched Yahoos by a Houyhnhnm, kept in many ways as a pet or student by his rescuer and rescuer's wife.
  • 1715Lemuel Gulliver leaves his beloved Master and Lady Houyhnhnm in a raft and departs for Europe on February 15. Arrives in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5.
  • 1719Nathaniel "Natty" Bumpo born in America.
  • 1720, May 11Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen born in Bodenwerder.

1720sEdit

  • 1720 - A peculiar house is built in Virginia. 
  • 1721 – Lemuel Gulliver would later claim that he discovered Vichenbok Land[106] in 1721.[62]
  • 1727 - The tenth Doctor meets a young Madame de Pompadour for the first time and fights off a clockwork android stalking her. 
  • 1727, April 2 – At the urging of his Cousin Sympson, Captain Lemuel Gulliver officially publishes some account of his adventures at sea and about the distant lands to which he’s travelled.
  • 1728[104]Frances "Fanny" Hill is born.
  • 1729Christopher Syn born in Kent.

1730sEdit

  • 1740 – Associate of Lemuel Gulliver, Sir Charles Smith, shipwrecked on an island off the coast of South Africa he dubs New Britain.[107]

1740sEdit

  • 1743 – It is around this time, when she is 15, that Fanny Hill’s parents die, and she is brought to London to begins her life in brothels.
  • 1744 - The tenth Doctor again encounters Madame de Pompadour, to discover she's grown up. 
  • 1749John Cleland, in debtor's prison, corresponds with Miss Fanny Hill, and publishes a confessional-autobiography of her life[108] in order to pay for his freedom.

1750sEdit

  • 1754 – Fanny Hill, at this point 26 years old, encounters, in Bristol while staying at the Admiral Benbow Inn, Lemuel Gulliver for the first time, and shares a brief romantic liaison with him.[104] Soon after, she also encounters future League member Captain Clegg.[109]
  • 1757Natty Bumpo fights in the French and Indian War in the American Colonies.
  • 1758 - Clockwork androids come through time to fetch the "complete" brain of Madame de Pompadour. The tenth Doctor enters Versailles on horseback, cutting off the time window to the SS madame de Pompadour, shutting off the androids.   

1760sEdit

  • April 15, 1764 - Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, dies from tuberculosis.  The tenth Doctor, too late to take Madame de Pompadour as a companion, is left a letter by the King of France as her body is taken away. 

1780sEdit

1790sEdit

  • 1790 - Ichabod Crane encounters the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
  • 1791Sir Percy Blankeney forms the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel in August, an organization dedicated to rescuing innocent French nobles out of France to avoid the Guillotine. In November of this year Lady Marguerite St. Just and Sir Percy Blankeney marry.
  • 1793Monsieur L'Epouvantail, alias Doctor Syn, alias The Scarecrow, alias Captain Clegg, and the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel both are active in rescuing innocent French nobles from the Reign of Terror, smuggling them to England. These activities are probably what bring the Blankeneys and Doctor Syn into each other's acquaintance. Imposing themselves upon Queen Venus of Horselberg, Gulliver's Fellowship meet the young, comely Miss Fanny Hill, a resident of timeless Horselberg since 1754. Miss Hill leaves with the the Fellowship, at this time consisting of Captain Lemuel Gulliver, the Reverend Dr. Christopher Syn (in the guise of Captain Clegg), Nathaniel Bumppo, the young married couple Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blankeney, when they depart Horselberg.
  • 1794Captain Clegg officially declared dead by British officials, along with the publication of rather sensationalist (though not entirely true) material concerning the captain's demise. At this time, in actuality, the Fellowship is off to the Pacific Ocean, via Drake's Passage. While travelling through the area between South American and Antarctica, they encounter, briefly, Megapatagonia[113] before entering the Pacific. The Fellowship, now with its new member, the immortal Orlando, take part in the Giant War upon the peninsula of Brobdingnag, on the coast of California.[114][115] The political satirist "Humphreys" publishes his "Gulliver's Travails," criticizing the King for lavishing the treasury of the kingdom on his "mad fancies" such as Gulliver's Fellowship.[116]  A German medical student by the name of Victor Frankenstein successfully brings an artificial man to life. 
  • 1795 – The Fellowship returns to Europe, Sir Percy and co. become involved in the events of the French White Terror.
  • 1796 – Returned to England, the Fellowship makes inquiries within the subterranean realms[117] of northern England. At about this time, a portrait is drawn of the Fellowship, backdated to 1787, the probable year of the Fellowship's founding, though the membership was not the same at that time.[110]Convicted theif Jean Valjean is sentenced to hard labor at the notorious Bagne de Toulon. Jebediah Springfield founds Springfield.  
  • c. 1797-1799 – Gulliver and co. set out on one last adventure in the South Seas, travelling through Australasia and up into Zipang, travelling down into the Indian Ocean and spending some time on Feather Island[118].
  • 1799 – Lemuel Gulliver dies. The remaining members of the Fellowship, according to Captain Gulliver's last wishes, burry him on Lilliput.[119]

19th CenturyEdit

1800sEdit

1820sEdit

1840sEdit

  • 1841 – The Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin solves the Murders in the Rue Morgue.[120]
  • c. 1849Count Allamistakeo, an Egyptian nobleman, is awakened in America as a result of an experiment using electricity. Sometime after this, Count Allamistakeo goes to sleep again after having his portrait done; in 1898, we see both his sleeping form and his portrait in the British Museum.[102]

1850sEdit

  • 1851 - The Doctor, while battling the Cybermen, a race of hostile cyborgs from another dimension, teams up a man who is under the delusion that he is the Doctor.
  • 1857-1858 – Prince Dakkar (later known as Captain Nemo) takes part in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny. Nemo later relates to Miss Wilhelmina Murray that he considered himself to never have surrendered as the Indian rebels had in 1858.[121]

1860sEdit

  • 1864[122]Prince Dakkar by this point, at the very latest, has begun construction of the submersible boat Nautilus (later termed the Nautilus I), which he has been designing for about seven years.
  • 1865 – Prince Dakkar, now styling himself "Captain Nemo," launches the submersible boat "Nautilus," severing ties with any and all land-based governments and becomes a free-roaming science-pirate.[123]
  • 1865, c. June-October – At Oxford, England, the River Thames, "somewhere between Godstow and Folly Bridge," the elder sister of one Miss A. L. awakens to discover her younger sibling gone without trace and presumably abducted. Later, in mid-October of the same year, Miss A. L. is found in the same meadow she vanished from about four months earlier.[124]
  • 1866 – Captain Nemo’s Nautilus first sighted. Captain John Carter, of the Confederate Army, travels to Mars via astral projection. On his way between the planets, however, his astral form is temporarily intercepted by a mysterious Time Traveller, drawing him into the events of "Allan and the Sundered Veil." Afterwards Carter's astral form travels on toward Mars, beginning his adventures among the Green Men of Mars. The Daleks, a race of alien cyborgs who are the Doctor's greatest enemies, secretly use England as a testing ground for their inhumane experiments and are subsequently bested by the Doctor.
  • 1867 – First actual encounter with Captain Nemo.
  • December 24, 1869 - The Doctor prevents the ghosts of an alien race from enslaving humanity during a visit to Cardiff.
  • 1870 – Sergeant James Winston Pepper, of the British Navy, is lost at sea off the coast of South America.[125]

1870sEdit

  • 1871 – Jack Harkaway, an orphan, carves out a niche for himself at the Pomona House School with his fists and his wits and plays vicious pranks on the faculty.[126]
  • 1871 – Six years after her presumed abduction, Miss A. L., during a family visit to the Deanery of Christ Church, Oxford, passes through a looking glass in the Deanery and into the same "contra-rational" world she spoke of six years ago. Upon returning, a mere seven minutes later, she became ill. The disorder prevented her from eating and weakened her until death in late November.[127][128]
  • 1872[129] – Basil Hallward, the artist, paints a portrait of Dorian Gray.
  • 1872, Wednesday, October 2, 8:45 p.m. (GMT)Phileas Fogg sets out on his 80-day tour around the world.
  • 1872. Allan Quatermain meets Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed [130].
  • 1874 – Jack Harkaway and his friends set out to see on the ship Fairy and begin an adventure around the world fighting pirates and brigands.[131] Wilhelmina Murray is born.[132]. Basil Hallward paints a sweeping naval scene to commemorate the battle between the Abraham Lincoln and the Nautilus I seven years prior. Some time after 1878 the painting, as oft does with Hallward paintings, magically changes to depict the more up-to-date state of the Nautilus (the Nautilus II) attacking a vessel at sea.[102][123]
  • 1876 – Dr. Eric Bellman leads the "Bellman Expedition" to the "peculiar hole" located "perhaps a mile from Godstow." On April 23 the group ventured into the "well-like space" whereupon the expedition members vanished along with the hole. Their party reappeared in October, completely insane, minus one member and one member strangely, and fatally, transmogrified.[133]
  • 1878 – On Lincoln Island Captain Nemo and his crew launch the Nautilus II, a much more advanced craft.[123]
  • 1879 - The Torchwood Institute is found to protect the British Empire from hostile alien beings (including the Doctor, who at this time is mistakenly believed to a threat).

1880sEdit

  • 1880's – Captain Nemo purchases the Arabic log of the Iraqi adventurer Sinbad.[134] Lieutenant Gullivar Jones, of the United States Navy, is transported to Mars via a magic carpet.  Allan Quatermain is approached by Sir Henry Curtis who asks for assistance searching for his lost brother.  After traveling into the interior of Africa, they not only discovery Sir Henry's brothre, but also the fabled King Solomon's Mines. 
  • 1880 to 1930William Sampson Sr. and William Sampson Jr. record/report sites around Ardistan, which shares borders with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Persia.[135]
  • 1881[136] – The infamous "Phantom Incident" occurs beneath the Opéra Garnier. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson meet in London and become roommates.[137]
  • 1883 – The Lincoln Island incident which the French authorities believe saw the end of Captain Nemo. In actuality, he has faked his death with the assistance of the Lincoln Island colonists.[138]
  • 1885, January to June 21 – William Sampson Senior participates in the fight against the Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi, called the "Mad Mahdi" by the English at the time, in North Africa.[139]
  • 1886[140]The murderous events surrounding the activities of Doctor Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde necessitate the pair's flight from England to France, where they will stay for the next dozen years or so. Jean Robur kidnaps the lighter-than-air lobbyists of the Weldon Institute of Aeronautics and takes them around the world on a five week tour aboard his heavier-than-air airship the Albatross, only to be sabotaged by them during their escape.
  • c. 1886-1887Harry Quatermain, Allan Quatermain's only son, dies, spurring Allan Quatermain and company to return to Africa for another adventure. Allan Quatermain fakes his own death in order to escape the world.[141][142]
  • 1888 – Campion Bond possibly recruited into British Intelligence while in school.[140] Rotherhithe Bridge is built
  • August 31, 1888 - Captain Jack Macheath begins murdering prostitutes in London's Whitechapel district.
  • December 26, 1888 - Jack Gurney, the 14th Earl of Gurney, murders his wife Grace due to being under the delusion that he himself is Jack the Ripper.
  • 1889[142]Allan Quatermain returns to England to seek Lady Ragnall and her supply of the "taduki" drug which has the power to send you to another life in another time, to which he has become addicted. This precipitates the adventure of "Allan and the Sundered Veil", which, ultimately, leave him with vague prognaticative visions of the future. In London, the Doctor encounters and defeats a war criminal from the 51st century.

1890sEdit

  • 1890 – Basil Hallward's portrait of Dorian Gray, having deteriorated somewhat over the years, has miraculously reconstituted itself at the same time as Dorian Gray himself dies and becomes disfigured. The painting hereafter begins to decay again until some time before mid-1898 when it is brought to the British Museum for restoration[143].
  • 1890, June - The Doctor defeats shape-shifting aliens who have infiltrated Westminister in Central London.
  • 1890, JulyCaptain Nemo and his crew travel to the Cape of Good Hope in the Nautilus submersible and encounter several strange islands along the way[144], including Nacumera[145].
  • 1891- Anthony Raffles and Bunny Manders become a criminal pair [146]
  • 1891[147], May 4[148] – The disappearance of Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty in Switzerland[149]. Both presumed dead.[148]
  • 1892, December 24 - The Doctor, while undergoing a temporary retirement, prevents a disembodied alien mind from conquering the world.
  • 1893 - The Doctor, on a trip to Yorkshire, stops a race of deadly red leeches from destroying humanity.
  • 1894[150] – The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes returns to England, though secretly (probably under an assumed name), and will remain so until 1903 when Doctor John Watson begins publishing his account of the Great Detective’s cases again. Though, in Dr. Watson’s later accounts of the cases between 1894 and 1903 he will skew the facts slightly to the effect of making it appear that the Great Detective’s return was known – this annoying anachronism may have been the choice of Dr. Watson’s editor and Literary Agent, Arthur Conan Doyle. Captain Nemo makes extensive explorations of Antarctica, circumnavigating the continent and making extensive explorations of the interior[151].
  • 1895 – The man later known as Time Traveller finishes his fantastic time machine and begins his temporal adventures[152]. For the purposes of this time-line, however, these anachronistic travels appear in the order they would appear on the timeline proper, not in the order the Time Traveller perceived them. Selwyn Cavor writes the British Minister of Scientific Progress of the imperative of beating the French to the moon[153].
  • c. 1896 – The haemavoric (or blood eating) Molluscs, having conquered a community of Sorns[154] on Mars and used them for livestock and foodstuffs[155], send a Crystal Egg to Earth. It ends up in the shop window of a mister C. Cave. In the lighter gravity of Mars, the Molluscs stand upright on, and hop about upon, their tentacles and graft wings onto their backs using "flesh mechanics."[154] They used the Crystal Egg to spy on Earth.[156][157] On Earth, specifically Nobles Island, off Ecuador, Dr. Alphonse Moreau and his research base are beset by unfortunate incidence which necessitate his relocation to Wild Wood in England's South Downs.[158]
  • 1897Hawley Griffin disappears from public view when he becomes the Invisible Man. Ishmael, first officer aboard the Nautilus, reports a sighting of the "ghost submersible" around Drakes Passage, later known as the Yellow Submarine, as recorded in the Nautilus’s logbook by Captain Nemo.[125]
  • 1897, May – Mr. Cave dies mysteriously. The Crystal Egg is soon thereafter sold to a "tall, dark man in grey"[156], in reality Sherlock Holmes.[159] It can still be seen sitting by the window of his study in July of 1898.[157]
  • 1897[160], August 8Dracula arrives in England.
  • 1897, August-November 3Wilhelmina Murray, later Wilhelmina Harker through marriage, fights Count Dracula in England and across Europe in a battle for her very soul.
  • 1897, c. DecemberJonathan and Wilhelmina Harker divorce after their return to London.[161]. In some financial hardship, Mina Murray takes employment with British Intelligence.[162]
  • c. 1898, January-MayCaptain Kettle transports Miss Murray to Lincoln Island where she manages to recruit Captain Nemo into the League. She returns to England aboard the Nautilus
  • 1898, April 14 – The Titan, a British passenger liner, strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinks around midnight.
  • 1898, May[163] – Wilhelmina Murray and Captain Nemo set out from the cliffs of Dover in the Nautilus to travel to Egypt to recruit Allan Quatermain into their League.[164]
  • 1898, Early-Mid June – Wilhelmina Murray and Captain Nemo arrive in Cairo, Egypt, where they, with some minor difficulty, recruit and detoxify Allan Quatermain, who has become a pathetic opium addict in his later years.[165]
  • 1898, June 27-28[166] – The three of them (Mina, Allan, Nemo) arrive in Paris, France, where they, with the help of the aged C. Auguste Dupin, capture Edward Hyde (as well as his alter-ego Dr. Henry Jekyll), and return to England.
  • 1898, Early July[167] – A unified coalition of Martian armies under the command of John Carter, of Virginia, and Gullivar Jones, of the United States Navy, make one final attack on the last stronghold of the alien creatures which have plagued Mars for some time, creatures they call the Molluscs. The siege is successful only by using the combined strength of all the significant armies of Mars, including the giantish Sorns. Unfortunately, the Molluscs manage to escape in several cylinder shaped refugee ships bound for Earth.[168] Carter and Jones find the twin of the Crystal Egg in the Molluscs’' abandoned stronghold, and through it can see the interior of Sherlock Holmes' flat, the bust he keeps by the window and the street opposite.[157] The launch of these craft are seen on Earth, and believed to be volcanic eruptions, and are reported as such in the London papers.[169]
  • 1898, July 3[170] – Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Quatermain, and Nemo arrive in Edmonton, London, at Miss Rosa Coote's Correctional Academy for Wayward Gentlewomen, where they capture Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, who has been raping the schoolgirls of the academy and produced at least three illegitimate children.
  • 1898, July 5[171] – The three official League members arrive at what will become their base of operation, the Secret Annexe of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, London, where they officially induct Hyde, Jekyll, and Hawley Griffin into their League.
  • 1898, c. July 6-August[172] 4 – The League make inquiries as to the location of the Devil Doctor, the "Lord of Limehouse" in London, reconnoitring back at the Nautilus (which has dropped anchor in the Thames River in Wapping) that evening, which has become their lodging in London. Through infiltration, sabotage, subterfuge, suspicion, quick thinking, and violence the League manage to survive the first London "Air War," which is waged between London's leading criminal factions: Professor James Moriarty controlling London’s West End and the Devil Doctor controlling London's East End. Both faction leaders are presumed dead. Mycroft Holmes assumes control of British Intelligence
  • 1898, August 5 – The Molluscs, falsely called Martians by the public of Earth, land in Horsell, in the South of England, in the early morning. The League, under Wilhelmina Murray, is dispatched to investigate, and witness the onset of "Martian" aggression.
  • 1898, Saturday[173], August 6 – British artillery and infantry regiments guarding the Horsell Commons crater are vaporized by "Martian" heat rays. Murray Group pull back to London and their British Museum base. Map with British Artillery positions stolen.
  • 1898, Sunday, August 7[174] – The "Martians" has reached just south of London, where Captain Nemo and Mr. Hyde, in the Nautilus take part in fighting along the locks connecting to the River Thames, defending London from its inevitable siege. Meanwhile Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain arrive in Wildwood[175], in England's South Downs, to seek out a secret British research installation run by the eccentric scientist Dr. Alphonse Moreau.
  • 1898, Monday, August 8 - "Martians" clog the Thames with red weed[176]. Allan Quatermain and Wilhelmina Murray found copulating in the woods by H-9[177]. Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, answers for his crimes against England and Humanity with his life. Murray and Quatermain have meeting with Dr. Alphonse Moreau and his Animen.[178]
  • 1898, August 9 – Final victory over the "Martians" in South London. Citing moral issues, Captain Nemo resigns from the League and returns to his family on Lincoln Island. Edward Hyde turns the tide of the battle, but does not survive to see final victory. Martians die of the "common cold."[179]
  • 1898, August 12 – Aeronaut Jean Robur writes a letter to Luftkapitan Mors, describing the events of the last two weeks.[180]
  • 1898, September 30"[181] – Wilhelmina Murray’s League officially dissolved.
  • 1898, c. October 2 through 1899, JulyWilhelmina Murray spends some months in the matriarchal settlement of Coradine, in Scotland, in order to recuperate from the "Martian" invasion.
  • 1899, July 7 - Wilhelmina Murray, in response to a letter from Allan Quatermain, writes that a visit from him to Coradine would not only be permissible, but, to Mina, very welcome, as she has become quite bored with the women of the all female community.[182]
  • 1899, c. July-September 7 – Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain, once again in the employ of British Intelligence, are sent to Massachusetts to investigate the bizarre and dreamlike apparitions reportedly seen there. The two of them make acquaintance with Randolph Carter, who has been researching the realm of dreams, and has been investigating along similar lines.[183]
  • 1899, September 8 – Allan Quatermain writes to Campion Bond that they are returning to England from Massachusetts.[182]
  • 1899, Late – Serpentine Park renamed Hyde Park after the events of 1898[184], and a statue of Edward Hyde, by Wikipedia:Jacob Epstein[185], erected in Hyde’s honour. Allan Quatermain and Wilhelmina Murray return to England from America and begin the investigation of the United Avondale Phalanstery. The investigation occupies them until Mid-August of 1900[186].
  • 1900, Mid-August[186]Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain go on assignment to Africa in search of the City of Kôr and the Pool of Fire and Life, which grants youth and immortality. On the sea trip to Africa, Wilhelmina records several interesting, though previously explored, islands that the ship passes.
  • 1900, December 24 – Wilhelmina Murray writes that they've located Kôr in the "British Protectorate of Uganda" on the Fantippoan Postmaster General's "detailed map of Africa."[187]

20th CenturyEdit

1900sEdit

  • 1900 - Two children, Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer, discovery a wood between worlds, accidentally awakening the sorceress Jadis and witnessing Aslan bring Narnia to life. Digory, after bringing back an apple to cure his mother, Digory plants the apples core, along with his uncle's magic ringe.  These grow into a tree that Digory has made into a wardrobe.  
  • 1901, January 8 – Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain trek southeast from the Kingdom of Fantippo, in Africa, to Uganda and the hidden city of Kôr, passing several interesting kingdoms and lands as they go, and finding the Fire of Life as well as a "stone etched map of Abyssinia... by the crater pool."[188]
  • 1901 – The difficulties encountered in the effort to rebuild London after the Martian Invasion of 1898, and also the strain of returning to full military strength, is cited as one of the primary reasons England loses the Boer War. The Airship Wars[189] break out between the German Empire and the United States, and quickly spreads throughout Europe – devastating London and other major cities. The English lunar expedition, delayed in 1898 from its original goal of reaching the moon by November 1900[153], succeeds travelling to and annexing the moon. Selwyn Cavor does not survive the journey, and a monument is dedicated to him in St. James Park[190]. Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain find Kôr in Africa and bathe in the Pool of Fire and Life, making both of them immortal and rejuvenating Allan to a younger age. To conceal his mystical age change and prevent British Intelligence from finding out about the fire's regenerative abilities, they claim nothing had happened and Allan died of exposure later on, claiming the rejuvenated hunter to be his son, Allan Quatermain, Jr.[188]. Rumours of Sherlock Holmes's continued existence circulate, though nothing is at this time substantiated[191]. The beginning of the crime spree of the super-criminal known as Fantômas. Fantômas will continue to plague authorities for at least the next four decades.
  • 1901, July[186] – Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain, Junior, return to England.[191]
  • 1901, Late[191] – Mina visits the Dr. Reverend Eric Bellman[186], the last survivor of the Bellman Expedition, and obtains a map to Snark Island for British Intelligence.[97] Wilhelmina also makes inquiries regarding Winton Pond[192] and its small island of East Anglia[192].[97]
  • 1902Sherlock Holmes publicly announces his survival of the events of 1894.[191] Allan Quatermain Junior, and Wilhelmina Murray travel to Ireland[191][186] as part of their two-year investigation of dimensional weak points throughout the British Islands.
  • 1902, February - In May 1898 this was the projected completion date of the Channel Causeway, stretching from the Cliffs of Dover to France.[193]
  • 1903 – Dr. John Watson begins publishing his accounts of his experiences of his work and association with Sherlock Holmes (See 1894). Arsène Lupin encounters and battles against Sherlock Holmes.
  • 1904 – Whilst honeymooning in Cairo, Oliver Haddo comes into contact with the demon-goddess Smarra, who bids him write down the Liber Logos (or Book of the Word) over a period of three days. Shortly thereafter, he leaves the Order of the Golden Twilight or 'Geltische Dammerung,' and forms his own 'Ordo Templi Terra,' or Order of the Temple of Earth.[194]
  • 1904, Early May[195] – Wilhelmina Murray travels to Sussex to investigate the mysterious "Wish House"[196] and the strange case of the Starkadder Apparition near Smalldene[196]. Also, Mina meets an elderly man who keeps bees in Fulworth[197], Sussex, (a retired Sherlock Holmes).[95] Aeronaut Jean Robur is presumed dead after the events of his lake Eerie shenanigans.
  • 1905Doctor Omega and colleagues travel to Mars and bring back the Martian Tiziraou, a dwarfish, pumpkin-headed creature with tentacle-like arms.[198] Tiziraou is later spotted in the Paris sewers.[199] Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain Jr.'s investigation of strange phenomenon around the British Isles comes to a close.[186]
  • 1906, March[186]-September – Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain, Junior, are deployed to Asia, with primary emphasis on strengthening diplomatic relations between Russia and England for the upcoming Anglo-Russian Convention.[191] The two research many interesting lands throughout China, Persia and Russia. Notably, the city of Shangri-La in Tibet.[200]
  • 1906, September 5[195] – Wilhelmina Murray writes a letter to London from Shangri-La reporting that she and Allan Jr. have met Orlando and that the three of them are heading toward Moscow, and that they should arrive there before the end of the year.
  • 1906, Late – Second Murray League is ordered to leave Moscow for the port of Tiksi, and thereby return to England via a trans-polar investigation through the Arctic Ocean.[201]
  • 1906, December 25 – Second Murray League are still travelling by coach to Tiksi at this time.[201]
  • 1906, December 27 – Second Murray League depart Tiksi aboard the rented ice-breaker The Joseph, under the captainship of Rudolf Svejk, bound for the Chukchi Sea.[201]
  • 1906, December 28 – Second Murray League, Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Junior and Orlando, arrive in the Chukchi Sea and pass by Elisee Reclus Island[202].[201]
  • 1906, December c. 30 – Second Murray League turn northwest and pass by Vichenbolk Land[106].[62]
  • 1907, January 1 – Second Murray League have encounter with two giant, cultured, dinosaurian inhabitants from the subterranean North Pole Kingdom[203].[62]
  • 1907, January 2-3 – Second Murray League discovers the Polar Bear Kingdom[204]. After spending some time with these talking Bears, they head east toward Norway’s Svalbard islands.[62]
  • 1907, January 4-6 – Second Murray League sails past Gaster's Island[205], and enters the Sea of Frozen Words[205], and sailed past Queen Island[206][62], Thule, and Hyperborea[207].
  • 1907, January 7 – Second Murray League's ice breaker The Joseph finds itself unable to sail farther north, due to heavy ice.[62]
  • 1907, January 8 to March 19, or thereabouts – Second Murray League heads out on foot into Back of the North Wind, freakishly warm for being so far north. This group spends what, subjectively, seems like three days, but is actually closer to three months, in the Back of the North Wind, and encounter such peoples and places as Frankenstein's Creature, Olympia, Toyland, a "forlorn and sorry chap" who lacks identification, and Noddy, and are made aware of a "bold, fearless black balloonist," before leaving.[62]
  • 1907, March 10 – Wilhelmina posts a letter to England reporting that they are the guests of Queen Olympia in Toyland.[195]
  • 1907, March 25 – Second Murray League arrives in the Blazing Worlds Archipelago, on their way back to the British Isles.[208]
  • 1907, April[186] – Murray, Quatermain and Orlando return to Great Britain.
  • 1908 – Mr. Campion Bond publishes his memoirs, Memoirs of an English Intelligencer.[209] First reports of a mysterious French hero known as the Nyctalope.[210] Oliver Haddo barely escapes a disastrous fire at his Stapfordshire estate,[2] and the world believes him dead.[211] Haddo is actually living under the name "Dr. Karswell Trelawney."[212]
  • 1908, April – The Channel Causeway, a bridge between the Dover Cliffs and France, is completed.[83]
  • c. 1909 – It is sometime this year, British Intelligence speculates, that the League clone "Die Zwielichthelden" was formed. It's members, based in Berlin's Metropolis include the criminal genius Dr. Mabuse, the homicidal mesmerist Dr. Caligari, engineer Dr. Rotwang and his female automaton, the Maschinenmensch.[213] The first reports of a mysterious French "supernatural detective" calling himself the "Sâr Dubnotal"[214]. The Second Murray Group is completed with the additions of Thomas Carnacki and Arthur James Raffles.  The Overlook Hotel opens in Colorado.  
  • c. 1910 – Doctors Caligari and Mabuse, members of the German counterpart League, "Die Zweilicht-Helden," begin their campaign of misinformation against the English and French intelligence communities. Their goal is to embroil the two in conflict, leaving themselves (and Germany) free to further their ambitions without outside interference. This sets the stage for a future confrontation between the English and French leagues.[215]
  • 1910[216], February 24[217] – The daughter of Captain Nemo, Janni, stows away aboard a passing ship, running away from her father and her home on Lincoln Island in defiance of her dying father's wish that she become his successor.
  • 1910, c. April 2[218] – The Second Murray Group, acting on the visionary dreams of its member Thomas Carnacki, begin investigations into a secret doomsday cult somewhere in London. Janni, now styling herself Jenny Diver, arrives in London. Jack MacHeath returns to London after a near twenty-two year absence. In his bed on Lincoln Island, Captain Nemo (Prince Dakkar) dies.[125]
  • 1910, April 20-21[219] – Passing through 1910 on his way to 1969, Andrew Norton, the time travelling "Prisoner of London"[40], is encountered by Mina Murray and Raffles at King's Cross[220]. Allan Quatermain Junior, Orlando and Carnacki break into Oliver Haddo's "Profess-House." The pirates of the Black Nautilus raid the London docks and "Pirate Jenny" leaves with them as their captain.
  • 1910, Late – Jenny Diver[221] starts adding to the Nautilus's logbook.[125] Professor George Edward Challenger makes an expedition to Peru, where he discovers something amazing[222]  In London, a Mr. Banks hires the perfect nanny for his children. 

1910sEdit

  • 1911[97] – The Caswell family fights the ancient entity the "White Worm," existent beneath their ancestral home of Castra Regis in Staffordshire.
  • 1911, Mid – Les Hommes Mysterieux assembled in response to reports of the activities of England and Germany's extraordinary teams.[213]
  • 1912 – Professor George Edward Challenger, sometime consultant to the League, makes a return expedition to South America, where he explores Maple White Land, where there be dinosaurs.[185] The Second Murray League visits Launcelot's tomb in Northumberland, for reasons that remain unexplained, before returning to London. Thereafter, Allan Junior and Mina travel across Europe on holiday, briefly investigating the Castle Dracula and Selene[223] before arriving at the destination, Evarchia, on the coast of the Black Sea. Meanwhile, in London, Thomas Carnacki encounters a spirit that gives him precognitive visions, portending the League's clash with Les Hommes Mysterieux in Paris and the onset of World War I. British Intelligence, swayed by artful propaganda disseminated by Die Zwielichthelden , supposes that France plans to provoke a world war with their Hommes Mysterieux.[224]
  • 1912 - The sinking of the Titan. Janni Dakkar and the crew of the Nautilus ruthlessly plunder the wrecked ship.
  • 1913, Early – The Second Murray League, consisting of Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Junior, Orlando, and A. J. Raffles travel to France, possibly via the agrarian republic of Calejava[225][90] on the Bay of Biscay. They intend to confront Les Hommes Mysterieux and thus prevent the horrific visions of world war seen by Carnacki, who remains in Britain, laid low by fever.[224]
  • 1913, February 23 – The Second Murray Group's first attempt to confront Les Hommes Mysterieux ends in disaster when their balloon assault on Jean Robur's airship is halted more than a half-mile distant by his airborne artillery.[224]
  • 1913, March 14 – Murray's League, having made their way to Paris after surviving their crash-landing in rural France, are lured to the Paris Opera by Les Hommes Mysterieux. The league's skirmish ends indecisively when the terrorist mastermind Fantômas remotely detonates a large cache of explosives sequestered in the former lair of the Phantom of the Opera, collapsing a portion of the above opera house. Though the explosion and subsequent collapse cause some 200 casualties, Orlando and Allan Junior survive and begin assisting digging out bodies; Raffles and Mina, who were under the Opera House at the time, remain missing. Most of the French League's whereabouts remains unclear.[226]
  • 1913, March 15-17 – Wilhelmina Murray and Arthur Raffles are lost in the caverns below Paris, encountering the Graveyard of Unwritten Books and the Land of the Fattipuffs. Returning to the surface on the 17th.[227]
  • 1913, August 11 – Orlando posts a letter to Carnacki that they are returning home after the events at the Paris Opera.[195]
  • 1913, November 10 - The Family of Blood land in England, searching for John Smith. 
  • 1915, MayRichard Hannay, a British Military intelligence agent and associate of Allan and Mina's, returns to London from Rhodesia and is, via a call for help from a fellow spy, pulled inexorably into the "terribly cryptic"[228] Case of The Thirty Nine Steps.[229]
  • 1914, August 2 – Notorious German spy-ring uncovered. Mr. Altamont disappears, last being seen driving down a dark country road in the company of Dr. John Watson.
  • 1914, August 3 – Germany declares war on France.
  • 1914, August 4 – Germany declares war on Great Britain.
  • 1914, August 23-24 – At the Battle of Mons, Orlando, along with Edmund Blackadder and Private S. Baldric, witnesses Agincourt’s phantom bowmen aiding the English soldiers.[73]
  • 1915 – Arthur Raffles dies in the Second Battle of Ypres.[227]
  • 1916, c. SeptemberJean Robur's airship shot down at the Battle of Somme, the Germans retaking air supremacy at this time in the battle.[227]
  • 1917 - Captain Edmund Blackadder, after numerous attempts to escape the trenchces, which failed due to bad fortune, misunderstandings and the general incompetence of his comrades, is killed along with his platoon. incompetence of his comrades

1920sEdit

  • 1922, Summer – Orlando attends the wild parties of Jay Gatsby.[230]
  • 1923 - Delapore moves from Massachusetts to Exham Priory, his ancestral estate in England.  
  • 1925, March 23 – The crew of the schooner Emma, aboard the yacht Alert, commandeered from pirates, land on a small island raised from the sea off the coast of New Zealand, containing the city of R'lyeh. (One Survivor).[231]
  • 1925 - Janni Dakkar and the crew of the Nautilus steal the treasure of Queen Ayesha from Charles Foster Kane in New York. Kane employs several American scientists to pursue the Nautilus. Janni and her crew sail to the Antarctic in order to recreate her father's ill-fated journey to the Mountains of Madness and bury his legacy. Ishmael is killed, and Janni and Broad Arrow Jack become lovers.
  • c. 1925 – Orlando becomes one of the Bright Young People set, and consorts and parties with, among others, the set's leader Agatha Runcible, Lord and Lady Greystoke and Bertie Wooster.[230]
  • 1926 – R'lyeh is discovered by British authorities.[2] The workers' riots in the Berlin Metropolis[213] take place, Professor C.A. Rotwang and his Maschinenmensch are the believed instigators, both possibly dying in the conflagration.  Janni Dakkar's daughter Hira is born.  Tom Marvolo Riddle is born.
  • 1927 - Frank and Joe Hardy of Bayport, New York, solve a jewel robbery at the Hurd Applegate mansion. 
  • 1928[232] – In one of the League's few documented appearances in the late 1920s/early 1930's, Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Orlando, and Thomas Carnacki travel to Brinkley Court, Worcestershire, to put down a dangerous reformed cult. They are summoned by Jeeves, who was present with his master, Bertie Wooster. Jeeves was alerted to the presence of the cult when his master informed him the groundskeeper, Peabody, spoke at great lengths regarding the great "Cool Lulu", the reservation of "Riley", and the city of Yuggoth, which Wooster supposed was in Massachusetts. A body of an Elder Thing is later recovered from the scene, buried in the garden.[233]  After years of neglect by her invalid husband, Lady Chatterley takes a lover, causing a tremendous scandal. 
  • 1930 – Scientific Expedition to the Black Lagoon. (No Survivors).[94]
  • 1930, MayNew Traveller's Almanac completed and is published by HM Stationary Office.[234] Apocrypha: This travel guide written by Alan "Squiffy" Moore (b. 1847), and his team at the private wing of the British Museum.[235]
  • 1930, September 2Miskatonic University's Pabodie Expedition to Antarctica of 1930-1931 sets out from Boston Harbor.

1930sEdit

  • 1931 – The Miskatonic University Pabodie Expedition ends in disaster with a Professor Lake's party and their dogs being murdered during the night at their camp at the foot of Professor Lake's discovery, the Mountains of Madness. Strangely preserved frozen specimens, dubbed Elder Things by Mr. Danforth are also missing or otherwise buried in peculiar fashion. One man and most of the dog's bodies are never accounted for.
  • 1933 - An ill thought out exhibition of a giant ape, dubbed the eight wonder of the world, ends abruptly with the ape's escape.  During the subsequent rampage, the ape kidnapps a young woman and climbs the Empire State Building before being brought down.  Its' body is eventually stolen by Janni Dakkar and returned to its native island.
  • 1934, December – Count Zero menaces the Famous Five and co, including Billy Bunter, over the Christmas holiday in an effort to fund the Italian Invasion of Abyssinia.[236] Zero will continue to be a dangerous adversary of the Famous Five until at least well into 1946.[237]
  • 1934, Spring - The Duke de Richlieu attempts to defeat Oliver Haddo, who is active under the name of Mocata [238]
  • 1934-1935 – Vull the Invisible has his most celebrated adventures.[239][240][241]
  • 1935 - The Miskatonic University dispatches an expedition to Australia. News papers across the America report that film star Blanche Hudson is crippled in a mysterious car accident involving her sister, Jane. 
  • 1937 – The first "Jungle Robot," predecessor to the Robot Archie, is taken, by two young explorers, on an expedition to Africa (No Survivors). The Robot, or what is left of it, is later seen in the British Museum's Secret Annexe.[242]
  • 1937, Spring – Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Jr., and Orlando travel via submarine to the Blazing World Archipelago[243]. Emma Night, daughter of Sir John Night, is born[244] It is around this time that Hugo Drummond begins working for his friend John Night breaking strikes and thwarting other acts of social activism[245]. At the time Night and Drummond were known as Johnny Bull and Bulldog, respectively. Drummond is made Emma's godfather.
  • 1937, Winter – Wilhelmina Murray and co. return to England, handing in a possibly fabricated report regarding subterranean exploits in the North of England, known for subterranean sites of interest to British Intelligence.[83]
  • 1938 - Nemo's granddaughter Hira is married to Armand Robur , the son of Jean Robur, on Lincoln Island
  • 1938 c. October - The Crimson Avenger begins his war on crime.
  • 1939 – Ruthless German dictator Adenoid Hynkel starts World War II with an invasion of Österreich.[246]

1940sEdit

  • 1940 -  Three children discovery Narnia in an old wardrobe.
  • 1941 – Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain, Junior, return to London after dynamiting a half-mile section of the Channel Causeway.[83] The two are sent on a mission to the United States in order to convince them to enter the war on England's behalf.[247]Noted newspaper mogul Charles Foster Kane, a figure notorious for his sensationalized style of reporting, is found dead by his staff at his private estate in Flordia.
  • 1941 - Janni Dakkar and Broad Arrow Jack travel to the Berlin Metropolis in order to rescue her loved ones from the clutches of Adenoid Hynkel . They encounter the last vestiges of the Twilight Heroes . During the ensuing conflict, Broad Arrow Jack is killed by Dr. Rotwang's female automaton, the Maschinenmensch. .
  • 1942Emma Night meets her godfather Hugo Drummond for the first time.[248]
  • 1943 - Orlando, having joined the RAF, is shot down over France, but manages to escape back to London to find that the League's Museum base deserted.[246] He takes the time on leave from the RAF to compose a brief memoir, which is published in the TRUMP not too long thereafter in nine chapters as "The Life of ORLANDO."[249] At this point both Dr. C.A. Rotwang and Vull the Invisible[239][240][241] are probably confirmed dead, their effects being kept in the Secret Annexe of the British Museum.[242]
  • 1944 – Orlando slips from view of British authorities, some say because he has been turned into an orange cat.[250][251]
  • Early 1945 - Billy Pilgrim is trapped in Schlachthof-funf durring the Dresden blitz and becomes unstuck in time.
  • 1945World War II ends; postwar elections lead to a victory for the Labour Party which, under the leadership of General Sir Harold Wharton[252]a member of the Famous Five during his school days at Greyfriars. The party restructures itself as the Ingsoc Party and installs a totalitarian government. Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Junior sever all ties with British Intelligence while in America, and disappear into obscurity.  At the Same time, Mike Thingmaker is elected president of the United States, ushering in a short period of communist rule, changing the flag to red-white-and red and initiating purges on captial hill. [247]
  • 1946Robert Kim Cherry, a member of the Famous Five during his school days at Greyfriars, now using the pseudonym of Harry Lime fakes his death in the sewers of Vienna, sometime afterward becoming the new M.[253][254] The Ministry of Love assembles the "surrogate League" under Capt. Joan Warralson. Their membership included Professor James Grey, new invisible man Dr. Peter Bradey, Wolf of Kabul William Samson Junior, and the Iron Warrior.[237]
  • 1947 – The Warralson Team fight a cabal of the Famous Five's most powerful adversaries, led by criminal mastermind and former agent of Fascist Italy, Count Zero, and the slaver/pirate James Soames[255][256][257][258]. The mission is an apparent failure and the Warralson Team is disbanded.[237]
  • 1948 – The INGSOC Party purges Limehouse.[259] In the United States, Department Z recruits Alexander Waverly to form the International enforcement organization U.N.C.L.E., which begins a covert war against the terrorist group THRUSH. 

1950sEdit

  • 1952 c. November – The Life of Orlando is intended to be republished as a facsimile in the August-October 1953 editions of TRUMP, but is suppressed beforehand[260]. General Sir Harold Wharton, known as "Big Brother", dies[252] on the 27th[261] and is replaced as Party leader by Gerald O'Brien[262][263].
  • 1953, July – An attempt by the British Experimental Rocket Group, under the leadership of Professor Bernard Quatermass, to re-establish the British Space Program ends in disaster when the three astronauts contract a devastating space fungus that stalks London and, eventually, is confronted at Westminster Abbey.[264]
  • 1954 - Swyfte Industries is reincorperated as Swyfte Enterprises, with the 18 year old son of its founder Tom Swyfte as its CEO.  Swyfte Enterprises works closely with the United States military on a number of projects including an Atomic Earth Blaster and Space Solartron.
  • c. 1955 – Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain are in San Francisco, and help Sal Paradyse and Dean Moriarty defeat Dr. Sachs and the Nova Mob.[265]
  • 1956 - Barry Allen becomes the Flash.  
  • 1956, September 7 – The Black Dossier is completed.[266]
  • 1958, May[267]James Bond, under secret contract from the C.I.A., assassinates industrialist Sir John Night. As an alibi for Bond, the C.I.A. fabricates the events of Dr. No (this is a subtle joke on their part as there was "no doctor").[268]
  • 1958, c. November 21Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain steal the Black Dossier in hopes of discerning how much the new M knows about them.[269]
  • 1958, c. November 22Jimmy, Hugo Drummond, and Miss Night are assembled to capture Mina and Allan.[270]
  • 1958, c. November 23 – After hijacking and crashing an XL Rocket[271], Murray and Quatermain escape to the The Blazing World with the Golliwog.[272]
  • 1959 - A "psychic investigation" at the Hugh Crain manor in New England ends disastrously. 

1960sEdit

  • 1960 - John Steed and Dr. David Keel are assigned to NATO counterintelligence operations in Britain. 
  • 1961 - In a misguided attempt to beat the Soviet Union to the moon, Dr. Reed Richards, along with his fiance, her brother, and their pilot, an old college friend of Richard's, are exposed to unusal cosmic rays. They return to earth with amazing powers and form the Fantastic Four.  The "Company" is founded to locate and protect people with abilities.
  • c. 1962 - Janni Dakkar attempts to prevent Godzilla from laying waste to Tokyo.
  • c. 1963 – Wilhelmina Murray, in the guise of the deceased[273] Vull the Invisible[239][240][241], attempts to gather super-heroes together to form a group called "The Seven Stars." The groups members include Mars Man[274], Satin and Captain Universe (Jim Logan).[275]
  • 1963 - The enigmatic Time Lord known only as The Doctor makes his very first visit to Earth in the company of his granddaughter, Susan Foreman.
  • 1964 – In Paris, Allan Quatermain and Orlando play out dominance and submission fantasies with the descendents of the Silling Castle survivors. For this period of time, the female Orlando is referred to only as O. by Allan and those involved. In the Blazing World, Prospero assembles a team to intervene in a war between tribes of lunar inhabitants, including Miss Wilhelmina Murray. In the American Pacific, a ship on a three hour tour is lost during a storm. 
  • Late 1964 - Special agent [name redacted] of M9 resigns from intelligence work, and is detained in the Village. 
  • 1965 - Jack Dakkar is born.
  • 1968 - Billy Pilgrim is abducted along with porn star Montana Wildhac and brought to Tralfamadore, where they have a child together. Billy is later sent back to Earth to relive past or future moments of his life.
  • 1968, November 5 - Rock star Max Foster becomes the youngest person to be elected as President of the United States.  Once in office, he institutes "hippie facism", in which those over 35 are rounded up, sent to "re-education camps", and permanently dosed on LSD.
  • 1969 – Andrew Norton[40], having travelled from 1910, arrives in 1969 at King's Cross Station, London. During a concert, Haddo takes over the body of Tom Riddle. Mina is sent to a lunatic asylum when a drug causes her to see visions of Dracula[276] Darryl Van Horne arrives in Eastwick.  At Lake Silencio in Utah, the Doctor fakes his death to throw off the Silence, an order dedicated to preventing him from ever reaching Trenzalore and resurrecting the Timelords.

1970sEdit

  • 1970 - The DHARMA Initiative is begun with the goal of manipulating scientific laws in order to delay the end of the world.
  • January 1970 - The Doctor is marooned on Earth by his fellow Time Lords as punishment for breaking their non-interference laws. Unable to leave the planet, he subsequently takes a job with the United Nations taskforce, UNIT, helping them fight extraterriestrial threats.
  • 1973 - Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself working at the same station he works at in 2006, albiet as a Detective inspector rather than his 2006 rank of Detective Inspector Chief.  He becomes involved in investigations ranging from serial killers, and robberies, eventually becoming involved with M.A.R.S., a taskforce dealing with police corruption.
  • Late 1973 -  Sam Tyler again wakes up in the past, killing Leslie Johns, saving his team, and Annie, as he had promised. 
  • 1974 - Will Stanton discovers that he is one of the Old Ones, a guardian and warrior of the light, charged with protecting the four things of power for the light in order to battle the rising dark. 
  • 1975 - The town of 'Salem's Lot, main, is infested with vampires.
  • Feburary 13, 1976 - Billy Pilgrim is assassinated while giving a speech at a political rally in Chicago. So it goes. 
  • 1977: Orlando and Alan, having lost their only connection to the Blazing World now that Mina is gone, part ways.  The "Company" begins conducting research into creating a power-supressing vaccine. 
  • Late 1977 - Something horrible happens at the Overlook hotel.

1980sEdit

  • 1980: July 31, Harry Potter, the Antichrist whose coming has long been foretold, is born to parents James and Lily Potter.  In London, Sam Tyler, who had gone on to marry Annie, dies after his car crashes into a river while in pursuit of a suspect. A college, Jackie Queen, later describes Sam and Annie as the "happiest couple" she had ever seen. 
  • 1981 - Detective Alexandra "Alex" Drake wakes up and is shocked to discover that Gene Hunt, Ray Carling, and Chris Skelton, of whom she had been told by another time traveler, Sam Tyler, actually exist. 
  • 1982 - Detective Alexandra "Alex" Drake investigates Operation Rose, a robbery of gold bullion by corrupt police officers, led by a future version of Martin Summers. 
  • 1983 - Gene Hunt reveals to Alex that she, Sam Tyler, and all of the others are in fact in a purgatory for police officers who suffered violent deathes, with the Railway Arms pub acting as a 'gateway' to heaven. 
  • 1987 - Funding for the DHARMA Initiative by the Hanso Foundation is ended.  
  • 1987, c. December 19 -  Following an extended period of conflict between the DHARMA Initiative and the islands' native inhabitants, the Island's natives execute the purge, releasing poison gas and killing almost every Initiative member.
  • Feburary 24, 1989 - The body of homecoming queen Laura Palmer is discovered in Twin Peaks, Washington. Strange events ensue. 

1990sEdit

  • Janurary 12, 1992 - HAL 9000 is brought online at HAL Communications in Urbana, Illinois.   
  • 1993 -  In Baltimore, Detective Tim Bayliss is assigned to Lt. Giardello's homicide unit. 
  • 1995 - In Springfield, Mr. Burns, the city's richest and comically evil man, is shot while literally trying to steal candy from a baby.
  • November 2, 1998 - Josiah "Jed" Bartlett is elected President of the United States.  
  • c. 1999 - Oliver Haddo, in the guise of wizarding school administrator Tom Riddle, attempts to cultivate the Antichrist. The plan backfires terribly, as the boy chosen for the task rebels and destroys the school before beheading Haddo and going into hiding. Later in the year, a strange alien monolith is discovered at Tycho crater on the moon and is discovered to be sending a signal towards Jupiter.  The U.S. Discovery One is launced on a top secret mission to investigate.

21st CenturyEdit

  • 2001 - The U.S. Discovery One reaches Jupiter.  However, soon after reaching its destination, communication with the ship is lost.  Communication is regained for a short time, with the sole surviving astronaut, Dave Bowman, approaching a larger version of the Tycho monolith.  His last transmission: "The thing's hollow-it goes on forever-and-oh my God!-it's full of stars!" 
  • 2002 - Abdul ibn Shareef, the Qumari Defense Minister, is assassinated. Although American involvement in the assassination is suspected, no hard evidence is ever found to prove any involvement.  
  • 2004, c. September 22 - Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crash lands on the Island.
  • 2005, c. January 7 - Six survivors of Flight 815, dubbed the Oceanic Six by the media, are rescued 108 days after the crash. 
  • 2006 - Jack Donaghy transfers from a GE appliance division to become a major executive at NBC. Tracy Jordan joins the cast of the NBC sketch comedy program The Girlie Show, which is almost immediately renamed TGS with Tracy Jordan. In London, Sam Tyler is hit by a car and falls into a coma.
  • October 1, 2006 - An eclipse coincides with many people across the planet discovering that they have unique abilities
  • November 7, 2006 - Peter and Nathan Petrelli,Hiro Nakamura and his friend Ando, and Claire Bennet join forces to prevent Sylar from destroying a large portion of New York City.
  • 2007 - After waking from his coma, Sam Tyler is a shell of his former self, emotionally scarred and haunted by the promise he made to Annie in 1973.  He commits suicide by joyfully taking a running jump off the poilce station roof. 
  • 2008 - Detective Alexandra "Alex" Drake is shot, later dying from her injuries. 
  • November 2, 2009 - David Palmer becomes the first African-American President of the United States of America.
  • 2009 - Mina is found in the lunatic asylum by Orlando. The Antichrist finally shows himself and begins his planned apocalypse, killing Allan Quartermain and battling Mina Murray and Orlando before being defeated by Mary Poppins.

22nd CenturyEdit

  • 2122 - The USCSS Nostromo is declared lost after responding to a distress signal emanating from the planetoid designated LV-426.

800.000 ADEdit

  • 802,701: When first testing his Time Machine, the Time Traveller ends up in this distant future. He finds the Eloi and the Morlocks, whose Sphinx statue he takes over as his own headquarters.

Distant futureEdit

  • Unknown time (but after 802,701): The Time Traveller and his league, consisting of John Carter, Randolph Carter and Alan Quatermain, arrive from the Astral Plane they first met to discuss their mission against the Great Old Ones. An attack by the Mi-go forces them to depart again.

SourcesEdit

Jess Nevins has produced a series of annotations for each volume which are available online (see the links) and have been expanded into book form:

Reference KeyEdit

The works of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen are referenced in shorthand. Following are a full annotation of these abbreviations:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. London: Benjamin Motte, 1728
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 BLKD p.26
  3. BLKD p.30, pnl.4
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 BLKD p.30, pnl.3
  5. BLKD p.30, pnl.2-4
  6. 6.0 6.1 BLKD p.30, pnl.5
  7. BLKD p.31, pnl.3
  8. BLKD p.31, pnl.4
  9. BLKD p.32, pnl.1-2
  10. BLKD p.32, pnl.5
  11. MINM:1 p.1
  12. BLKD p.32, pnl.6
  13. BLKD p.27. Here Oliver Haddo, while agreeing with Orlando as to the purpose of the Trojan War, disagrees on the date, putting it in the 10th Century BCE. For the purposes of this timeline, Orlando's dates are taken above those of Haddo's, as Haddo is potentially a more unreliable narrator, not having been present for the events of which he speaks, as Orlando ostensibly was. Also, Orlando's date is corroborated by Eratosthenes, who gives us 1184 BCE, April 24, as the date of the fall of Troy. Haddo may also have meant to say "12th," one above eleven (as in the "11-hundreds"), rather than "10th," one below eleven.
  14. BLKD p.33, pnl.1
  15. CENT:1 pg.53, pnl.7
  16. BLKD p.33, pnl.2
  17. BLKD p.33, pnl.3
  18. BLKD p.33, pnl.4-5
  19. BLKD p.34, pnl.1-3
  20. BLKD p.34, pnl.2
  21. BLKD p.34, pnl.3
  22. Birrell, Anne. Chinese Myths. University of Texas Press, 2000. p.54
  23. BLKD p.34-35
  24. BLKD p.35, pnl.2
  25. BLKD p.35, pnl.4-5
  26. BLKD p.35-36
  27. BLKD p.36, pnl.2
  28. BLKD p.36, pnl.3
  29. Manguel, Alberto; Guadalupi, Gianni. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000. p.434
  30. BLKD p.36, pnl.4
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 BLKD p.37, pnl.1
  32. BLKD p.37, pnl.2
  33. BLKD p.37, pnl.3
  34. 34.0 34.1 BLKD p.37, pnl.4
  35. BLKD p.37, pnl.4-5
  36. BLKD p.37, pnl.5-6
  37. BLKD p.37, pnl.6
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 BLKD p.38, pnl.1
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 BLKD p.38, pnl.2
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Slow Chocolate Autopsy : Incidents from the Notorious Career of Norton, Prisoner of London by Iain Sinclair
  41. CENT:1 p.38, pnl.2
  42. CENT:1 p.40, pnl.6
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 BLKD p.38, pnl.3
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 BLKD p.38, pnl.4
  45. 45.0 45.1 BLKD p.39, pnl.1
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 BLKD p.39, pnl.2
  47. 47.0 47.1 BLKD p.39, pnl.3
  48. CENT:1 p.45, pnl.5
  49. BLKD p.39, pnl.3-4
  50. BLKD p.39-40
  51. BLKD p.40, pnl.2
  52. BLKD p.40, pnl.3
  53. BLKD p.40, pnl.3-4
  54. BLKD p.40, pnl.4
  55. TNTA:5 p.5: Here the events of Orlando's time with Charles the Great are referred to as happening in "the 1480s," when Orlando Innamorato, which is about Charles the Great and his knights, including Orlando, was written. This is an error of the Almanac's "Editors," and is commented on as such by the Editors of the Black Dossier (namely Garold O'Brien; BLKD p.29)
  56. Wikipedia:Orlando Innamorato by Matteo Maria Boiardo, left unfinished in 1486
  57. TNTA:2 p.3. Paris, in the world of League is not known as Paris until the 16th century. One would assume then, that before that it went as its Roman Era name of Lutetia
  58. Wikipedia:Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto, 1516
  59. BLKD p.40, pnl.4
  60. 60.0 60.1 BLKD p.41, pnl.1
  61. 61.0 61.1 TNTA:4 p.4
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 TNTA:6 p.4
  63. CENT:1 p.45, pnl.1
  64. CENT:1 p.45, pnl.2
  65. Time Placement: If Caliph Haroun Al Raschid (who began his reign on September 14 of 786) is the Caliph from 1001 Arabian Nights, then Scheherazade would have become his concubine after three thousand nights of women who failed to please him. Putting their first night together in about early December/late November of this year. It cannot be much later than this, because in 796 the Caliph moved the Imperial residence from Baghdad, where Orlando says he met both the Caliph and Scheherazade, to ar-Raqqah.
  66. 66.0 66.1 BLKD p.41, pnl.2. Timeline Note: Orlando later claims to have sulked in Baghdad for "almost a century" until Al-Wathik Be’Ilah became Caliph, which was in 842. Even if he and Sinbad became lovers in 778, this would mean he would have been sulking until 908. Though this fits with the later reference in pnl.4 of this same page where he says "around 900 AD," for purposes of keeping with the genealogy and named historical figures, we are assuming Orlando was exaggerating with how long he mourned and was only being vague about the latter "around 900 AD" reference.
  67. BLKD p.41, pnl.3
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 BLKD p.41, pnl.4
  69. BLKD p.41, pnl.4-5
  70. BLKD p.41, pnl.5
  71. BLKD p.42, pnl.1
  72. BLKD p.42, pnl.2
  73. 73.0 73.1 BLKD p.46, pnl.3
  74. 74.0 74.1 BLKD p.42, pnl.3
  75. BLKD p.42, pnl.4
  76. BLKD p.42, pnl.4
  77. BLKD p.43, pnl.1
  78. BLKD p.42, pnl.2
  79. BLKD p.48-54: "Faerie's Fortunes Founded"
  80. BLKD p.42, pnl.2
  81. BLKD p.88, pnl.4
  82. Sinclair, Iain. Slow Chocolate Autopsy. London: Phoenix House, 1997. p.4-12
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 83.3 BLKD p.146
  84. TNTA:2 p.4
  85. Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf, 1928
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 BLKD p.44, pnl.2
  87. 87.0 87.1 BLKD p.43, p.3
  88. 88.0 88.1 BLKD p.49-56
  89. BLKD p.187, pnl.3
  90. 90.0 90.1 TNTA:2 p.2
  91. 91.0 91.1 91.2 BLKD p.43, pnl.5
  92. TNTA:2 p.1
  93. 93.0 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 TNTA:1 p.6
  94. 94.0 94.1 TNTA:3 p.5
  95. 95.0 95.1 TNTA:1 p.2
  96. TNTA:3 p.6
  97. 97.0 97.1 97.2 97.3 TNTA:1 p.4
  98. Morris, William. The Story of the Glittering Plain; also called the Land of Living Men or the Arc of the Undying. London: Kelmscott Press, 1891
  99. Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. London: Benjamin Motte, 1728. Part 1, Chapter 1
  100. 100.0 100.1 BLKD p.44, pnl.1
  101. BLKD p.44, pnl.3
  102. 102.0 102.1 102.2 102.3 LGV1 (paperback) Cover, (hardback) Back Cover
  103. LGV1:2 p.23, pnl.2
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 104.3 BLKD p.60
  105. TNTA:5 p.3. In TNTA Gulliver states he is more used to using the name "Zipang" than he is with using the name "Japan"
  106. 106.0 106.1 Pickles ou récits à la mode anglaise by André Lichtenberger, 1923
  107. Mémoires de Sir George Wollap by Pierre Chevalier Dupessis
  108. BLKD p.58
  109. BLKD p.61
  110. 110.0 110.1 LGV1:2 p.23, pnl.2
  111. LGV1:6 p.23, pnl.3
  112. LGV2:3 p.6, pnl.1
  113. La Découverte australe par un homme-volant by Nicolas-Edme Rétif, 1871
  114. BLKD p.44, pnl.4
  115. BLKD p.66
  116. BLKD p.73
  117. Land under England by Joseph O'Neill, 1935; Vril: The Power of the Coming Race by The 1st Baron of Lytton, 1871
  118. Rélation très véritable d'une isle nouvellement découverte, by Fanny de Beauharnais, 1786
  119. BLKD p.69
  120. LGV1:1 p.17, pnl.6
  121. LGV2:1 p.13, pnl.2
  122. BLKD p.105
  123. 123.0 123.1 123.2 BLKD p.104
  124. TNTA:1 p.2-3
  125. 125.0 125.1 125.2 125.3 TNTA:3 p.1. Apocrypha: Almanac Editors: This page contains what may be an error or obfuscation by Squiffy, or one of the other Editors of the Almanac, as it states that Nemo dies in May of 1909, when the events of "Century: 1910" show he probably dies in April of 1910.
  126. Jack Harkaway's Schooldays by Bracebridge Hemyng, 1871
  127. Note: the death of Alice is an invention of Moore's and does not appear in Carroll’s work
  128. TNTA:1 p.3
  129. Internal Timeline
  130. H. Rider Haggard, She and Allan
  131. Jack Harkaway at Sea; His Adventures Afloat and Ashore by Bracebridge Hemyng, c. 1874
  132. BLKD p.184, pnl.4: "I'm eighty-four..."
  133. TNTA:1 p.3-4
  134. TNTA:4 p.2
  135. THNA:4 p.3
  136. TNTA:2 p.3
  137. Most Sherlock Holmes year determinations made using the Brad Keefauver Holmesian Timeline AKA the The Birlstone Railway's Timetable where not explicitly stated by Moore
  138. LGV1:1 p.16, pnl.3
  139. LGV2:3 p.7, pnl.5
  140. 140.0 140.1 LGV1:2 Front Cover
  141. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard, 1887
  142. 142.0 142.1 ATSV:1 p.3
  143. LGV2:3 p.6, pnl.1
  144. TNTA:4 p.1
  145. Voiage and Travayle of Sir John Maundevile by Sir John Mandeville
  146. E. W. Hornung, The Ides of March
  147. LGV1:2 p.9, pnl.3. "Since the Great Detective's death seven years ago..."
  148. 148.0 148.1 Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. "The Adventure of the Final Problem." Strand Magazine. December 1893.
  149. LGV1:5 p.1-7
  150. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. "The Adventure of the Empty House." Colliers Sep 26 1903. "It was in the spring of the year 1894..."
  151. TNTA:6 p.1-3
  152. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  153. 153.0 153.1 LGV1:2 Back Cover
  154. 154.0 154.1 LGV2:1 p.18, pnl.3
  155. In Wells' War of the Worlds he described the invader's former victims from Mars thusly
  156. 156.0 156.1 Wells, H. G. "The Crystal Egg." The New Review, May 1897.
  157. 157.0 157.1 157.2 LGV2:1 p.19, pnl.3
  158. LGV2:5 p.19, pnl.2
  159. |Wellman, Manly Wade. Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds. New York Warner Books, 1975
  160. LGV1:2 p.6, pnl.4
  161. BLKD p.98. "It was during the late months of 1897... [M] explained to me the scarcely credible events in which Mrs. Harker (who, reverting to her maiden name immediately after her divorce, now styled herself Miss Wilhelmina Murray) had become embroiled at the beginnings of the current year."
  162. BLKD p.98-99
  163. LGV1:1 p.1, pnl.1
  164. LGV1:1 p.4-5
  165. LGV1:1 p.6-12
  166. LGV1:2 p.1, pnl.1
  167. LGV2:1 p.1, pnl.1
  168. LGV2:1
  169. LGV1:3 p.4, pnl.4
  170. LGV1:2 p.12, pnl.1
  171. LGV1:2 p.20, pnl.1
  172. LGV1:5 p.8, pnl.1
  173. LGV2:3 p.1, pnl.1
  174. LGV2:4 p.1, pnl.1
  175. LGV2:6 p.1. The sign for "Wildwood" can be seen here
  176. LGV2:5 p.2-3, pnl.1
  177. LGV2:5 p.8, pnl.1
  178. LGV2:5 p.18, pnl.1
  179. LGV2:6
  180. LGV1:6 Back Cover: "Robur, in private correspondence with Luftkapitan Mors, August 12, 1898"
  181. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. 2, Issue 6: "'You Should See Me Dance the Polka...'" by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, Pg.25, Pnl.1
  182. 182.0 182.1 BLKD p.111
  183. TNTA:3 p.8
  184. LGV2:6 p.25, p.4
  185. 185.0 185.1 TNTA:3 p.4
  186. 186.0 186.1 186.2 186.3 186.4 186.5 186.6 186.7 BLKD p.108
  187. TNTA:4 p.7
  188. 188.0 188.1 TNTA:4 p.8
  189. TNTA:5 p.1. In The War in the Air, the story takes place some time after 1907, TNTA states that it takes place in 1901. Given that London saw aerial warfare and alien invasion as early as 1898.
  190. BLKD p.106-107, pnl.1
  191. 191.0 191.1 191.2 191.3 191.4 191.5 TNTA:5 p.1
  192. 192.0 192.1 "Under the Garden" by Graham Greene, 1963: Here there are tunnels that contain many of the characters found in Wonderland.
  193. LGV1:1 p.2
  194. BLKD p.28
  195. 195.0 195.1 195.2 195.3 BLKD p.112
  196. 196.0 196.1 "The Wish House" by Rudyard Kipling, 1926
  197. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane." Liberty Nov 27 1926
  198. Le Docteur Oméga – Adventures Fantastiques de Trois Français dans la Planète Mars (Dr. Omega – Fantastic Adventures of Three Frenchmen on the Planet Mars) by Arnould Galopin
  199. TNTA:2 p.3
  200. "TNTA:5 p.6
  201. 201.0 201.1 201.2 201.3 TNTA:6, p.3
  202. Une Ville de Verre by Alphonse Brown, 1891
  203. Le Peuple du Pôle by Carles Derennes, 1907
  204. 20,000 Lieues Sous Les Glaces (or 20,000 Leagues Under the Ice) by Mór Jókai, 1876
  205. 205.0 205.1 The Fourth Book of the Deeds and Sayings of the Good Pantagruel by François Rabelais, 1552
  206. Les Aventures du capitaine Hatteras au Pôle Nord, or The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne, 1866
  207. TNTA:6 p.5
  208. TNTA:6 p.6
  209. LGV1:1 Back Cover
  210. L'Homme Qui Peut Vivre dans l'Eau or The Man Who Could Live Underwater by Jean de La Hire
  211. CENT:1 p.19, pnl.2
  212. CENT:1 p.50, pnl.4
  213. 213.0 213.1 213.2 BLKD p.113
  214. Le Manoir Hanté de Creh'h-ar-Vran (The Haunted Manor of Creh'h-ar-Vran) by Norbert Sévestre, January 1909
  215. BLKD p.113-114
  216. CENT:1 p.1, Pnl.1
  217. The moon is full here, assuming Janni spent March aboard the ship bound for England
  218. This assumes the ship Janni stows away on travels at about 14 knots cruising, and that Nautilus II travels about 25 knots submerged
  219. BLKD p.37 – Halley's Comet would have been visible at night at about April 20 in 1910. All other dates of events taking place in London are judged by their connection to this approximate date.
  220. CENT:1 p.39-41
  221. Wikipedia:The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, 1728, and The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, 1928
  222. CENT:1 p.13, pnl.2
  223. La Ville Vampire, by Paul Féval, 1874
  224. 224.0 224.1 224.2 BLKD p.114
  225. Histoire de Calejava ou de l'Ilse des Hommes Raisonnables, avec le Paralelle de leur Morale et du Christianisme by Claude Gilbert, 1700
  226. BLKD p.114-115
  227. 227.0 227.1 227.2 BLKD p.115
  228. BLKD p.84, pnl.4
  229. BLKD p.84
  230. 230.0 230.1 BLKD p.46, pnl.4
  231. Lovecraft, H. P. "The Call of Cthulhu." Weird Tales February, 1928
  232. BLKD p.25
  233. BLKD p.116-119
  234. LGV1 (paperback), p.160 and p.207
  235. LGV1 (paperback), Back Cover
  236. Hamilton, Charles. "The Ghost of Polpelly." The Magnet 1452-1455 (1935-1936)
  237. 237.0 237.1 237.2 BLKD p.148-149
  238. Dennis Wheatley, The Devil Rides Out
  239. 239.0 239.1 239.2 Murdock, Temple. "Vull the Invisible!" The Ranger, December 29, 1934-January 18, 1935
  240. 240.0 240.1 240.2 Murdock, Temple. "Vull the Invisible." The Ranger, January 26-February 23, 1935
  241. 241.0 241.1 241.2 Murdock, Temple. "The Man Who Was Two." The Ranger, March 9-April 6, 1935
  242. 242.0 242.1 BLKD p.30, pnl.1
  243. BLKD p.46, pnl.5
  244. BLKD p.78, pnl.7: Here it is stated that Sir John Knight died "earlier this year," the year being 1958 (BLKD p.1, pnl.1). BLKD p.129, pnl.4: here Emma says her father died "right after his birthday luncheon in May." And here we see how old Emma was when her father died.
  245. BLKD p.80, pnl.4
  246. 246.0 246.1 BLKD p.47, pnl.1
  247. 247.0 247.1 BLKD p.147
  248. BLKD p.80, pnl.3
  249. BLKD p.47, pnl.2
  250. BLKD p.157
  251. BLKD p.181, pnl.2
  252. 252.0 252.1 BLKD p.83, pnl.6
  253. BLKD p.78, pnl.9
  254. BLKD p.90, pnl.5
  255. Hamilton, Charles. "The Treasure Hunters." The Magnet #1017-1026 (1927)
  256. Hamilton, Charles. "Greyfriars Holiday Annual, 1928." The Magnet #1087-1089 (1928)
  257. Hamilton, Charles. "Greyfriars Holiday Annual, 1938." The Magnet #1609-1612 (1938-1939)
  258. Hamilton, Charles. "Billy Bunter's Hair Raid." The Magnet #1676-1682 (1940)
  259. BLKD p.23, pnl.5
  260. BLKD p.25 and p.29
  261. BLKD p.116
  262. BLKD p.5, pnl.2
  263. BLKD p.83, pnl.5
  264. BLKD p.127, pnl.5
  265. BLKD p.150-155: "The Crazy Wide Forever"
  266. BLKD p.156
  267. BLKD p.129, pnl.4
  268. BLKD p.169, pnl.5-8
  269. BLKD p.1-15
  270. BLKD p.76-81
  271. BLKD p.139-145
  272. BLKD p.158-176
  273. MINM:1 p.6
  274. The Professor's Last Experiment by Ritson & Stanley Stewart, 1888
  275. MINM:1 p.3-4
  276. CENT:1 p.41, pnl.2

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