Posthumously published in 1728, Isaac Newton's Chronology of the Ancient Kingdoms Amended excited great controversy with its innovative methodology and radical re-dating of ancient history, challenging traditional lines of interpretation that had been advanced by historians, chronologers
, and theologians.
I am grateful to Jonathan Lamb for reminding me of this clear evidence of Middleton's acknowledgment of his role as Chronologer
Dillinghham was linked to Cromwell by the royalist newsbook Mercurius Bellicus as early as June 1647, when the newsbook called Dillingham "the Chronologer
[sic] of the mock States.
Scaliger's greatest achievement may have been to reveal the painstaking discoveries of a third-century chronologer
, Eusebius of Gaesarea (in present-day Israel), compiled in two volumes.
The first, inspired by his work as City Chronologer
, related events in 1621 including the imprisonment in the Tower at different times of Lord Verulam and Sir Edward Coke.
Chambers, Shakespeare scholar and play chronologer
, says that there is "much conjecture" dating the plays to particular years and admits fitting the plays "into the time allowed by the span of Shakespeare's dramatic career.