About Sir Richard Steele

Works Online

Spectator Club

Additional Resources

Days With Sir Roger De Coverley
   by Joseph Addison


1672 born in Dublin, Ireland.

1694 he entered the army

1700 rose to the rank of captain

1701 Published his first book The Christian Hero

1701 first play, The Funeral

1703 The Lying Lover(A play)

1705 The Tender Husband (Play)

1707 he married Mary Scurlock. This is his second wife - his prior wife died the year before.

1709 began his famous periodical, the Tatler (1709?11), the writing of which was soon joined by his close friend Joseph Addison.

1711 moved mon to the Spectator (1711?12)

1713 another tabloid the Guardian stated and ended within the same year.

01/01/1715 was knighted as a reward for his services to the Hanoverian party.

1722 he produced his last and most important play, The Conscious Lovers

1729 Death




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