Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh born on 28th October at 11 Hillfield Road, Hampstead, London.
Starts at Heath Mount preparatory school.
Starts at Lancing College in Sussex.
Starts in January at Hertford College, Oxford, reading History.
Achieves a third-class degree but leaves Oxford without taking it.
Teaches at Arnold House School in Wales. Attempts suicide by swimming out to sea but turns back after being stung by a shoal of jellyfish. After leaving Wales, takes up another schoolmaster's job at Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire.
Sacked from Aston Clinton. Meets Evelyn Gardner.
Marries Evelyn Gardner. Decline and Fall published.
Mediterranean cruise, recounted in travel book Labels (USA: A Bachelor Abroad).
Divorces Evelyn Gardner. Vile Bodies published and acclaimed. Travels in Africa. Labels published. Conversion to Roman Catholicism.
Remote People, a second travel book, published.
Black Mischief published.
Travels in South America.
Ninety-Two Days and A Handful of Dust published.
Biography of the Elizabethan Catholic martyr Edmund Campion published. Returns to Abyssinia reporting for Daily Mail.
Travel book Waugh in Abyssinia and short story collection Mr Loveday's Little Outing published.
Marries Laura Herbert. Moves to Piers Court, Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire.
Daughter Teresa born. Scoop published.
Travel book Robbery Under Law published. Son Auberon born. Work Suspended abandoned after two chapters following acceptance into armed forces.
Birth and death of daughter Mary.
Daughter Harriet born. Serves in Yugoslavia with Randolph Churchill liaising with Tito's Partisans.
Returns to London and civilian life. Brideshead Revisited published.
When the Going Was Good, a selection from his travel writing, published. Son James born.
Visits USA. Scott-King's Modern Europe published.
The Loved One published. Lectures in USA.
Son Septimus born. Helena published.
Men at Arms, the first volume in the Sword of Honour trilogy, published.
Love Among the Ruins published.
Mental breakdown during sea voyage to Ceylon, events detailed in semi-autobiographical The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
Officers and Gentlemen, second volume in the Sword of Honour trilogy, published. Visits Jamaica.
Moves to Combe Florey, Somerset.
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold published.
Further travels in Africa.
Life of Ronald Knox published.
Travel book A Tourist in Africa published.
Unconditional Surrender (USA: The End of the Battle) concludes the Sword of Honour trilogy.
Basil Seal Rides Again published.
Autobiography A Little Learning published.
Dies on 10th April at Combe Florey.