Eliza Haywood (ca. 16951756)

Identifiers
Grubstreet: 930
VIAF: 64027723
Wikidata: Q1559438

Timeline

  • Birth

    Eliza is born in London. Usually this date is given as “1693?”

  • On stage in Dublin

    “Mrs. Haywood” appears on stage as Chloe in Shadwell’s Timon of Athens; or, the Man-Hater at the Theatre Royal in Smock Alley, Dublin.

  • Love in Excess, Part One

    Part One of Haywood’s Love in Excess; or, the Fatal Enquiry. A Novel. is published.

  • Love in Excess, Part Two

    Part Two of Haywood’s Love in Excess; or, the Fatal Enquiry. is published.

  • Love in Excess, Part Three

    Part Three of Haywood’s Love in Excess; or, the Fatal Enquiry. is published.

  • Letter to a potential subscriber

    Haywood writes a letter seeking a subscription for Letters from a Lady of Quality to a Chevalier, in which she explains, “The Stage not answering my Expectation, and the averseness of my Relations to it, has made me Turn my Genius another Way.”

  • Letters from a Lady of Quality to a Chevalier

    Publication of Haywood’s Letters from a Lady of Quality to a Chevalier, translated from the French.

  • The Fair Captive

    Premier of Haywood’s tragedy The Fair Captive.

  • The Fair Captive

    Publication of The Fair Captive.

  • The Fair Captive

    Haywood’s tragedy The Fair Captive revived for a single night “at the Desire of several Persons of Quality / For the Benefit of the Author”.

  • Letter to a potential subscriber

    Haywood writes a letter to an unnamed recipient, identifying her maiden name as Fowler; she claims she is related to Sir Richard of the Grange; mentions her unfortunate marriage; and notes her need to support two children, the oldest of whom is no more than seven years old.

  • The Injur’d Husband

    Publication of Haywood’s The Injur’d Husband.

  • Idalia: or, the Unfortunate Mistress

    Publication of Haywood's Idalia: or, the Unfortunate Mistress.

  • Works

    Publication of Haywood’s Works, Volumes I, II, and III.

  • A Wife to be Lett

    Haywood’s A Wife to be Lett is performed at Drury Lane Theatre, with Haywood appearing on stage in the role of Mrs. Graspall.

  • A Wife to be Lett

    Publication of A Wife to be Lett.

  • Lasselia: Or, the Self-Abandoned

    Publication of Haywood’s Lasselia: Or, the Self-Abandoned.

  • The Rash Resolve

    Publication of Haywood’s The Rash Resolve.

  • Quarrel with Richard Savage

    Haywood quarrels with Richard Savage, for unknown reasons. Speculation has included the theory that she had been in a relationship with Savage who had abandoned her for Martha Sansom (formerly Fowke).

  • Works

    Publication of Haywood’s Works, Volume IV (Poems on Several Occasions).

  • A Spy Upon the Conjurer

    Publication of Haywood’s A Spy Upon the Conjurer.

  • The Masqueraders

    Publication of Haywood’s The Masqueraders, Part I.

  • The Fatal Secret

    Publication of Haywood’s The Fatal Secret.

  • The Surprise

    Publication of Haywood’s The Surprise.

  • The Arragonian Queen

    Publication of Haywood’s The Arragonian Queen.

  • La Belle Assemblée: or, the Adventures of Six Days

    Publication of Haywood’s translation of La Belle Assemblée: or, the Adventures of Six Days: Being a curious Collection of Remarkable Incidents which happen’d to some of the first Quality in France. Written in French for the Entertainment of the King, and Dedicated to him by Madam de Gomez., Part I.

  • Memoirs of a Certain Island Adjacent to the Kingdom of Utopia

    Publication of Haywood’s Memoirs of a Certain Island Adjacent to the Kingdom of Utopia, Volume I.

  • Bath-Intrigues

    Publication of Haywood’s Bath-Intrigues.

  • La Belle Assemblée

    Publication of Haywood’s translation of La Belle Assemblée by Madam de Gomez, Part II.

  • La Belle Assemblée

    Publication of Haywood’s translation of La Belle Assemblée by Madam de Gomez, Part III.

  • Fantomina

    Publication of Haywood’s Fantomina.

  • Living in Westminster

    Haywood signs her address as “S. Margates [sic] Westminster.”

  • Death

    Haywood dies, possibly at 2 Cowley Street in Westminster.