Anne Lister Timeline

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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.

Across the globe, historians and volunteers have been trawling through the information held in the archives to further our collective understanding of Anne Lister's life. If you want to join the conversation or join this community, visit to find out more about our open research projects!

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This site uses open source storytelling tools designed and shared by Knight Lab, including TimelineJS and StoryMapJS - If you want to create a timeline or a Story Map that relates to the life and history of Anne Lister and her contemporaries please get in touch!
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