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.

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Explore the key events in Anne Lister's life using this visual tool. It charts loves, business dealings, travels and other important events.

Anne Lister travelled widely. Follow the trips through her eyes in these interactive maps that include extracts from her diaries and travel journals.