1845 Born in Liverpool

1859 Starts to work as apprentice draughtsman

1865 Starts designing children's books

1867 Starts designing ceramics for Wedgwood

1871 Meets William Morris

1885 Joins Socialist League

1886 Joins Fabian Society

1891 First retrospective exhibition

1892 Publication of The Claims of Decorative Art

1896 Publication of Cartoons for the Cause

1898 Appointed Principal of Royal College of Art, London

1907 Publishes memoirs

1915 Dies in London