Anne Lister Timeline
This website investigates the life of Anne Lister, a 19th-century landowner and diarist from Yorkshire. Lister is the subject of the recent Gentleman Jack TV series. Here you can explore accessible timelines and maps based on publicly available research to better understand Lister's life and travels.
All of the information held on this website is verified using ongoing research, diary transcriptions and currently published work on Anne Lister and her contemporaries, for this reason it is subject to change as more information is uncovered over time.
For more information about current research projects into Anne Lister's diaries and her life, please visit: packedwithpotential.org
Yorkshire landowner Anne Lister lived just 49 years. She accomplished a great deal in this time. She remodelled her estate in Yorkshire, travelled across Europe, climbed mountains and engaged socially and romantically with a wide social circle. This timeline outlines her key relationships, trips and other events.
Anne Lister travelled widely. Travel through her eyes in these interactive maps that include extracts from her diaries, travel journals and images of sights and landmarks she visited.
Anne's travel diaries are remarkable for what they tell us about life in the period, but her insights also explore her feelings and friendships.