|Life||Historical and cultural background|
(8Jan.) Born at 11 New|
Cavendish Street, St
Marylebone, London, elder
son of William Collins, RA
( 1788-1847), artist, and
Harriet Collins, née Geddes
Death of Byron|
Stockton-Darlington railway opened.|
Hazlitt Spirit of the Age
(Spring) Family moves to|
Pond Street, Hampstead
Death of Blake; University College|
(25Jan.) Brother, Charles|
Allston Collins, born.
Birth of Meredith, D. G. Rossetti;|
Catholic Emancipation Act.
(Autumn) Family moves to|
| Balzac La Comédie humaine begins|
Family moves to Porchester|
Death of George IV and accession of|
William IV;July Revolution in France.
Tennyson, Poems Chiefly Lyrical
|1831|| British Association for the|
Advancement of Science founded;
Britain annexes Mysore.
Deaths of Bentham, Crabbe, Goethe,|
Scott; First Reform Bill passed.
Slavery abolished throughout British|
Carlyle, Sartor Resartus
Deaths of Coleridge, Lamb; new Poor|
Law comes into effect; Tolpuddle
(13Jan.) Starts school, the|
Maida Hill Academy.
|Dickens, Sketches by Boz (1st series)|
(19 Sept.- 15 Aug. 1838) Family|
visits France and Italy.
Death of William IV and accession of|
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Publication information: Book title: Basil. Contributors: Wilkie Collins - Author, Dorothy Goldman - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2000. Page number: xxvii.