|1885|| David Herbert Lawrence, born 11 September in Eastwood,|
Nottinghamshire, son of coal miner.
Begins education which leads from Board School through|
scholarship to Nottingham High School, and eventually,
after a year spent as a clerk in a factory, to teacher training
at Nottingham University College 1906-8.
|1901||Begins friendship with Jessie Chambers, the 'Miriam' of Sons and Lovers.|
|1908||Appointed to staff of Davidson Road School, Croydon.|
|1909||First serious publication, five poems in English Review.|
Becomes engaged to Louie Burrows. Death of mother,|
Lydia Lawrence, 9 December. First novel published
January 1911, The White Peacock.
Breaks off engagement, February. Elopes in May to Ger-|
many with Frieda Weekley, wife of professor at Nottin-
gham. Novel, The Trespasser, published.
|1913||Sons and Lovers published.|
|1914||Marries Frieda. The Prussian Officer stories published.|
The Rainbow published and immediately banned. Law-|
rences, impoverished, spend rest of war years in Com-
wall, where they are harassed by military authorities,
then London, Berkshire, and Derbyshire. At war's end
they leave for Italy. In 1919 Lawrence seriously ill with
Publication of Women in Love in New York, and of The Lost|
Leaves Europe for Ceylon and Australia and eventually|
New Mexico. Fantasia of the Unconscious published, also a
collection of stories England, My England, and novel,
Major stories published, The Ladybird, The Fox, and The|
Captain's Doll, critical Studies in Classic American Literature,
novel Kangaroo, and poems Birds, Beasts and Flowers.