Established dates throughout the Honor Harrington series
Please note: this is my own compilation from 'open source' material and has been neither approved nor endorsed by David Weber.
(All dates are Post Diaspora.)
(2064 Anno Domini)
Lunar Revolt against Earth in the Sol System.
September 30, 1 P.D.
(2103 Anno Domini)
The first interstellar ship, Prometheus, departs the Sol System.
The era of sublight colonization begins.
Lao Than perfects a vaccine against lung cancer (perhaps generalized against most other cancers, as well).
The Economic Winter of 252 devastates the global economy of Earth.
Doctor Cadwaller Pineau of Tulane University bypasses the crystallization problem to provide practical, long-term cryogenic hibernation.
The era of sublight cryogenic colonization begins.
(2416 Anno Domini)
Austin Grayson leads his followers to the Yeltsin System to escape the evils of Earth's technology using a sublight colony transport ship.
The Manticore Binary System, a G0/G2 distant binary, approximately 512 light-years from Earth, is confirmed to have planets by the astronomer Sir Frederick Clarke.
The first crude hyper drive is tested in the Solar System.
The original Manticore Colony, LTD. places the high bid for the colonization rights to the Manticore Binary System.
October 24, 775 P.D.
(2877 Anno Domini)
The sublight colony ship Jason departs the Sol System for the Manticore Binary System.
Founding of the Solarian League, a political unit that will grow to encompass virtually all systems within a light-century of Earth.
(3045 Anno Domini)
The "official" end of Earth's Final War leaves a home world devastated by the effects of bioweapons and genetically-engineered "super soldiers."
(3090 Anno Domini)
The sole habitable planet of the Yeltsin System, Grayson, colonized by members of the Church of Humanity Unchained, lead by its founder Austin Grayson.
Austin Grayson dies on the world named for him.
The martial art form coup de vitesse, developed to combine Oriental and Western forms, appears on Nouveau Dijon.
The first phased array gravity drive, or impeller, is designed on Beowulf in the Sigma Draconis System.
Dr. Joseph Buckley, part of the original development team for the impeller drive in 1246 P.D., insured immortality by insisting on personally demonstrating the validity of his theories regarding the interaction between impeller stress bands and hyperspace grav waves. His test ship's spectacular destruction with all hands aboard 'still turned up in slow motion in HD compilations of the most awe-inspiring disaster footage in galactic history.'
Adrienne Warshawski, of Old Terra, develops grav scanners and "alpha node" arrays to produce circular, plate-like gravity "sails."
This technical development - being able to make use of hyperspace grav waves to increase flight range and decrease travel times - causes a revolution in the dynamics of interstellar colonization, diplomacy and warfare.
September 9, 1284 P.D.
(3386 Anno Domini)
The first Warshawski Sail colony ship, Icarus, departs the Sol System.
The era of sublight colonization draws to an eventual close as no new sublight expeditions are launched and previous sublight expeditions arrive at their destinations - sometimes having been beaten to their target star by later, faster efforts.
June 1309 P.D.
(3411 Anno Domini)
First landing of colonists in the Haven System.
The Grayson Civil War - a scism between the Church of Humanity Unchained and the Faithful - is fought, resulting in the exile of approximately 47,000 of The Faithful to Masada in the neighboring Endicott System, beginning almost six centuries of hot and cold wars between the two neighboring systems.
Shigematsu Radhakrishnan develops the inertial compensator.
Commonly referred to as the 'Eridani Edict,' Amendment Ninety-Seven of the Solarian League Constitution is adopted and unilaterally enforced by the Solarian League Navy after the Epsilon Eridani Massacre leaves seven billion dead.
March 21, 1416 P.D.
(3518 Anno Domini)
First landing by colonists from Jason on Manticore-A III.
The Privacy Act of 14 A.L. enacted.
First wormhole junction is discovered.
The Manticoran Plague of 22 A.L.
The Plague of 22 A.L. is finally defated, but not before devastating the young colony, killing 60% of the population (90% of those born on Earth).
August 1, 1471 P.D.
(3573 Anno Domini)
After changes are adopted to the founding charter of the colony, Planetary Administrator Roger Winton is crowned King Roger I of Manticore as part of a new constitutional monarchy.
Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of Manticore.
Crown Range Charter enacted, establishing the principle of "Crown Range" (land in the public domain and free for the use of any individual) to encourage emigration to Gryphon.
Historical note: The first Warshawski Sail colony ship, Icarus, is scrapped.
The first practical countergravity generator is developed by the Anderson Shipbuilding Corporation of New Glasgow.
Stephanie Harrington born in Hollister on the planet Meyerdahl.
Micheal I is crowned King of Manticore.
The Royal Manticoran Naval Acadamy graduates its first senior class.
Stephanie Harrington makes first human contact with the native sentients of Sphinx.
Construction begins on King Michael's Cathedral, City of Landing, Manticore.
Edward I is crowned King of Manticore.
Last instance of an attack upon Manticoran territory prior to the Basilisk Raid and the Battle of the Basilisk Terminus in 1913 P.D.
Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of Manticore.
The Battle of Carson, where Commodore Edward Saganami sets the Royal Manticoran Navy's standards in his final engagement when he dies defending a convoy against five-to-one odds.
Dr. Ignatius Peterson, building on the work of the Anderson Corporation, Dr. Warshawski, and Dr. Radhakrishnan, mates countergrav technology with that of the impeller drive to created the first generator with sufficiently precise incremental control to produce an internal gravity field for a ship.
The Manticore Wormhole Junction is discovered.
Before being exposed as a front for Mesa's Manpower Unlimited, the Richtman Corporation lobbied hard to get legal access to Sphinx treecats for experimental purposes.
David I is crowned King of Manticore.
Genetically modified variant of the Plains Buffalo is imported from Beowulf to Gryphon.
Roger II is crowned King of Manticore.
Advances in gravitic generator component miniaturization allows the deployment of the first generation of pure-fusion, grav-pinch missile warheads.
Princess Adrienne adopted by treecat during visit to Sphinx.
The treecat and his fellows detect and stop an assassination attempt against her.
Adrienne I is crowned Queen of Manticore.
Queen Adrienne orders the Royal Manticoran Navy Admiralty to accept treecat companions serving with active-duty personel.
The Royal Manticoran Navy Acadamy at Saganami Island graduate its first senior class.
Haven issues its Economic Bill of Rights.
William I is crowned King of Manticore.
William II is crowned King of Manticore.
Advances in gravitic generator component miniaturization allow for the first practical impeller-drive counter-missile systems to be deployed.
June 10, 1705 P.D.
Last recorded instance where a Protector of Grayson, Bernard VII, is invited to a private social event (a surprise birthday party by John Mackenzie XI).
Crown Range Charter target population levels reached on Gryphon, requiring the phasing out of the Crown Range, granting land title on the basis of improvements made.
The Gryphon Uprising. Two years of increasingly bloody unrest between Crown Range "squatters" and "the children of shareholders."
The Battle of Farley's Crossing, the last major action taken by the Solarian League Navy, where approximately 160 units of the SLN, headed by fewer than a dozen ships-of-the-wall, fought and defeated a force three times its size, mainly composed of lighter units, some rogue elements drawn from the Farley's Crossing System Defense Fleet itself.
Caitrin I is crowned Queen of Manticore.
Adele Wasserman, one of the last moderate journalists in the Haven System, is blacklisted by the People's Quorum.
The Royan Manticoran Navy adopts the beret to replace its visored caps.
Samantha I is crowned Queen of Manticore.
A highly classified economic report to the House of Legislators of the People's Republic of Haven predicts that by the year 1870 the entire economy would collapse in disaster.
The Technical Conservation Act of 1778, revokes emigration visas for all research and production engineers by nationalizing their expertise "as a resource of the Republic [of Haven]."
George I is crowned King of Manticore.
Samantha II is crowned Queen of Manticore.
New-generation grav-lens assemblies allow the creation of a gravitic confinement field that allows for a 'nuclear shaped charge' by focusing more of the blast's energy into a forward-facing conic region.
Raoul Courvosier born.
Dimitri Young born.
Robert Stanton Pierre born.
Hamish Alexander born.
Iris Babcock born.
The Prolong Process is introduced to the Star Kingdom of Manticore.
Allison Benton-Ramirez y Chou born.
Howard Clinkscales born.
The first short series of design tests by Aberu and Harmon for the SLN of what will eventually become known as the 'laser head' ship-killer missile payload.
Alfredo Yu born.
Aivars Terekhov born.
The third step of the DuQuesne Plan is launched by the People's Republic of Haven to acquire additional revenue via military conquest.
Bernard Yanakov born.
Mark Sarnow born.
cOctober 21, 1851 P.D.
Alistair McKeon born.
The Basilisk Terminus of the Manticore Wormhole Junction is discovered.
The Act of Annexation, the Star Kingdom of Manticore claims the star system Basilisk as a whole and establishes a protectorate over the Medusans specifically renouncing sovereignty over their planet.
Roger III is crowned King of Manticore.
October 1, 1859 P.D.
(3961 Anno Domini)
Honor Harrington is born at Craggy Hollow (the Harrington family homestead), County Duvalier, in the Duchy of Shadow Vale, Sphinx.
April 1861 P.D.
Massacre of Dolist protest marchers by agents of the Office of Internal Security for the People's Republic of Haven sparks the foundation of the April Tribunal guerrilla movement.
Wesley Matthews born.
Tomas Ramirez born.
Jared Mayhew is born.
Grayson and Masada fight their last war, resulting in defeat for Masada after launching nuclear strikes on Grayson surface targets.
Mark Brentworth born.
The Andermani Empire aquires the Gregor A System from the Gregor Republic.
Jesus Ramirez is elevated to commodore in the San Martin Navy.
After independently developing their own laser head system, based upon Aberu and Harmon's first design concept, the RMN deploys the Mk 19 capital ship missile.
Andrew LaFollet born.
Andreas Venizelos born.
The Grayson Space Navy develops its own inertial compensation system because "no one else would show them how it was done."
Bejamin Mayhew IX is born.
Third generation Prolong is developed.
Captain Raoul Courvosier first meets midshipwoman Honor Harrington.
Prescott Tremaine born.
Honor Harrington sets the Acadamy record for combined altitude, duration, and aerobatics in a sailplane.
Honor Harrington serves on her midshipman's cruise aboard HMS War Maiden.
Trevor's Star falls to the People's Republic of Haven.
Elizabeth III is crowned Queen of Manticore.
Jasper Mayhew is born.
Honor Harrington commands HMLAC 113.
Michael Mayhew is born.
Russell Sanko is born.
LtCmdr Honor Harrington, the executive officer of HMS Broadsword is instrumental in rescuing Gryphon civilians after the Attica Avalanche of 275 A.L.
The heavy cruiser HMS Star Knight, lead-ship of its class, enters service.
Jared Mayhew inherits the role of Maccabeus.
Benjamin Mayhew inherits the title of Protector of Grayson.
January 7, 1898 P.D.
The Battle of Casimir Depot. Cmdr. Honor Harrington, teaming up with elements of the Audubon Ballroom, takes the destroyer HMS Hawkwing in against the genetic slavers based on the Casimir Depot.
cJuly 1899 P.D.
The Captain Lord Pavel Young of the heavy cruiser HMS Warlock, with too many heavy political connections - due to his father's position in the domestic Opposition - can not be put on Half-Pay, but lacking the competence for a more relevant command, is banished to the status of Senior Officer on Basilisk Station - a posting widely acknowledged during the Janacek Admiralty as a punishment station.
Operation Odysseus - A long-range plan to seize the Basilisk star system and its wormhole terminus from the Star Kingdom of Manticore. The People's Republic of Haven foments a native uprising against off-world interests on the surface of Medusa.
March 3, 1900 P.D.
(4002 Anno Domini)
Commander Honor Harrington assumes command of HMS Fearless, CL-56.
cApril 1900 P.D.
The light cruiser HMS Fearless, with its unique weapons fit, takes part in the annual Fleet War Games as Admiral Sonja Hemphill's 'secret weapon'. After its initial success in destroying the fleet flag ship, the superdreadnought HMS King Roger, HMS Fearless is administratively destroyed in all subsequent Problems.
cJune 1900 P.D.
As part of Operation Odysseus, the Armed Merchant Cruiser PMSS Sirius arrives on station in Medusa orbit.
cJuly 1900 P.D.
The light cruiser HMS Fearless receives orders to report to Basilisk Station.
cAugust 1900 P.D.
Captain Pavel Young, captain of HMS Warlock and Senior Officer on Basilisk Station, abandons his station to return to Manticore to oversee an 'urgent refit' to his command, leaving Honor Harrington as Acting Senior Officer until his return.
cAugust 1900 P.D.
Customs inspection parties from HMS Fearless confirm suspicions by Her Majesty's Resident Commissioner for Planetary Affairs on Medusa of contraband smuggling.
cSeptember 1900 P.D.
Fifty-six members of the Medusan Native Protection Agency are killed during a raid on a booby-trapped illegal mekoha production lab.
cSeptember 1900 P.D.
Medusans are discovered to have been producing advanced gunpowder firearms with obvious off-world origins.
cSeptember 17, 1900 P.D.
Klaus Hauptman visits HMS Fearless in Medusa orbit in a doomed attempt to divert official scrutiny of his operations through means legal and illegal.
October 1, 1900 P.D.
In conjunction with members of the Medusan Native Protection Agency, Her Majesty's Resident Commissioner for Planetary Affairs on Medusa uncovers an off-world plot to provide Medusan natives with narcotics and advanced firearms.
October 2, 1900 P.D.
A native uprising against off-world interests is crushed by a joint operation of the Medusan Native Protection Agency and Royal Manticoran Marines from HMS Fearless.
October 8, 1900 P.D.
As part of Operation Odyseus, three PN battle squadrons arrive in Basilisk prepared to seize the system, only to be met by the Royal Manticoran Navy's Home Fleet on "unscheduled war games" in Basilisk.
cDecember 1900 P.D.
LtCmdr Honor Harrington is promoted two grades to Captain of the List and receives the Manticore Cross (the Star Kingdom's second highest award for valor).
cJanuary 1901 P.D.
After weeks of field repairs to get her home, the Light Cruiser HMS Fearless is scrapped due to too extensive battle damage. Fearless is added to the Royal Manticoran Navy's "List of Honor", those ship names kept perpetually in commission by new construction to preserve the battle honors they had earned.
cMarch 1901 P.D.
The Star Knight-class heavy cruiser HMS Fearless enters service.
cMarch 1903 P.D.
The First Battle of Yeltsin
where the forces of Masada and its ally the People's Republic of Haven ambush and destroy the forces of Grayson and the in-system forces of its ally the Star Kingdom of Manticore.
April 19, 1903 P.D.
The Battle of Blackbird where the forces of Grayson and its ally the Star Kingdom of Manticore destroy the in-system forces of Masada and its ally the People's Republic of Haven, seize the Masadan base on Uriel's moon Blackbird, liberate the Manticoran prisoners held on Blackbird, then destroy the base itself.
cMay 1903 P.D.
Conquest of the Endicott
System and occupation of Masada by elements of the Royal Manticoran Navy under the command of Earl White Haven.
In one of the pre-war PN provocations, the convoy Mike Golf 19 lost to 'parties unknown' while approaching the Yeltsin System.
In one of the pre-war PN provocations, the heavy cruiser HMS Star Knight is lost in combat with two divisions of PN battlecruisers in the Poicters System (heavily damaging Barbarosa and Sinjar).
In one of the pre-war PN provocations which backfires, Rear Admiral Edward Pierre loses two divisions of PN battlecruisers to the RMN dreadnought HMS Bellerophon in the Talbot System.
In one of the pre-war PN provocations, Captain Helen Zilwicki is forced to take her outgunned escort force in against a superior PN raiding force, losing all five light escorts under her command while destroying three PN heavy cruisers and heavily damaging a fourth, saving all non-combatant units of the convoy under her protection.
cFebruary 1905 P.D.
In one of the pre-war PN provocations, Rear Admiral Harry Styles is captured after losing the entire Yalta System picket squadron.
March 1905 P.D.
Following a series of carefully orchestrated, escalating provocations along the entire frontier of Manticoran Alliance space, open warfare begins between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven.
March 1905 P.D.
The First Battle of Seaford Nine where units under the command of Admiral Yancy Parks, after being unable to intercept Admiral Yuri Rollins' retreating PN forces at Hancock Station, move in on and crush Rollins' forces, seizing the Seaford Nine System.
March 1905 P.D.
The Second Battle of Hancock Station where Admiral Coatsworth, expecting to find PN units in possession of the Hancock System, is met by units of Admiral Parks' task group fresh from their seizure of the Seaford Nine System.
March 1905 P.D.
The Third Battle of Yeltsin where Admiral Amos Parnell, expecting a fifty-percent advantage in ships-of-the-wall, loses half of his force when ambushed by a numerically superior force of Alliance units, under the command of Admiral White Haven, in the Yeltsin System.
March 5, 1905 P.D.
The First Battle of Hancock Station
where Task Group Hancock 001, composed of battlecruisers and their escorts, under the command of Admiral Mark Sarnow, delays and heavily damages its persuers, composed of PN dreadnoughts and their heavy escorts, forcing their surrender to the relieving units of the Eighteenth Battle Squadron under Admiral Danislav.
A technical state of war now exists between the Manticoran Alliance and the People's Republic of Haven.
May 1905 P.D.
Robert Stanton Pierre, with the aid of First Undersecretary for Internal Security Oscar Saint-Just and Cordelia Ransom, overthrows the People's Republic of Haven's hereditary Legislatualist regime with the political decapitation strike known as the Harris Assassination, framing active-duty People's Navy personnel for the massacre, and creates the Committee of Public Safety to fill the power vacuum.
cDecember 1905 P.D.
The Manticoran Parliament finally votes out a formal declaration that a state of war exists between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies and the People's Republic of Haven.
The First Havenite War officially begins as active operations against the People's Navy commence.
cFebruary 1906 P.D.
Paul Tankersley is killed in a duel by Denver Summervale.
April 5, 1906 P.D.
Honor Harrington kills paid duelist Denver Summervale, by multiple gunshots on the Landing City Dueling Grounds.
June 9, 1906 P.D.
Honor Harrington kills Pavel Young, the Eleventh Earl of North Hollow, by multiple gunshots on the Landing City Dueling Grounds.
cOctober 1906 P.D.
High Admiral Matthews convinces Planetary Protector Benjamin Mayhew to allow him to offer a commission to Honor Harrington in the Garyson Space Navy.
cJanuary 26, 1907 P.D.
Admiral Honor Harrington, GSN, reports aboard her flagship, GNS Terrible, as commanding officer of the First Battle Squadron.
cJuly 1907 P.D.
As part of Operation Stalking Horse, Citizen Vice Admiral Esther McQueen attacks and siezes the Candor system.
cJuly 1907 P.D.
As part of Operation Stalking Horse, Citizen Vice Admiral Diego Abbot attacks and siezes the Minette system.
cAugust 6, 1907 P.D.
The Grayson Sky Domes, Ltd., construction site at the Winston Mueller Middle School, Meuller Steading, Idaho, suffers catastrophic structural failure.
Fifty-two adults and thirty children, visiting the construction site, are killed in an incident that inflames Grayson public opinion against Grayson Sky Domes and its majority stockholder, Steadholder Harrington.
cAugust 10, 1907 P.D.
Adam Gerrick and the Grayson Sky Domes engineering staff, after being barred from the Meuller Middle School Dome collapse site, independently reconstruct the collapse event and determine that it was a result of sabotage, not an accident.
August 14, 1907 P.D.
A GSN pinnance with Steadholder Honor Harrington and the Reverend Julius Hanks aboard crashes after being shot down while attempting to land at Harrington Space Facility, Harrington Steading, killing ninety-six people aboard and on the ground.
August 14, 1907 P.D.
The Reverend Julius Hanks, spiritual leader of the Church of Humanity, Unchained, sacrifices his life to protect Honor Harrington after her assassins discover that she'd survived the pinnace crash.
August 16, 1907 P.D.
Honor Harrington accuses William Fitzclarence, Steadholder Burdette, of treason and murder before the assembled Conclave of Steadholders and the Protector of Grayson.
August 16, 1907 P.D.
William Fitzclarence, Steadholder Burdette, admits his guilt for the crimes of multiple murder and treason before the assembled Conclave of Steadholders and challenges the Protector's decree of punishment for his crimes.
August 16, 1907 P.D.
Steadholder Honor Harrington, as Protector's Champion, faces Steadholder Burdette, one of Grayson's top ranked swordmasters, in personal trial-by-combat on the floor of the assembled Conclave of Steadholders as Burdette challenges the Protector's decree of treason for his admitted role in the deaths of almost two hundred people in his efforts to discredit the Mayhew Restoration and kill Honor.
August 18, 1907 P.D.
The Fourth Battle of Yeltsin
where the six superdreadnoughts of the Grayson Space Navy's First Battle Squadron, under the command of Admiral Honor Harrington, ambush the twenty-four PN battleships, plus escorts, of Citizen Vice Admiral Alexander Thurston's Operation Dagger
Despite losing one SD and several heavy escorts, a mission-kill with another SD and serious damage to the GSN's remaining capital ships, one battleship and several light escorts are the only People's Navy survivors of Thurston's entire task group.
cOctober 1908 P.D.
Honor Harrington returns to active duty in the RMN as captain of HMAMC Wayfarer, flag for a four-ship task group of heavily-armed Q-ship convoy escorts in a piracy-suppression role.
The Bolthole ship yard and research complex is created deep in the People's Republic of Haven.
cNovember 1909 P.D.
PNS Vaubon engages and destroys one of Andre Warnecke's pirate raiders in the Sharon's Star system.
cNovember 1909 P.D.
Republican commerce raiding operations in the Silesian Confederacy are confirmed when HMAMC Scheherazade destroys two PN heavy cruiser which attack her in the Tyler's Star system.
cDecember 1909 P.D.
PNS Vaubon discovers the wreck of the liner TCMS Erewhon in the outer Arendscheldt System.
cDecember 1909 P.D.
PNS Vaubon, Warner Caslet commanding, comes to the aid of a Manticoran freighter under attack by a three-ship pirate force in the Schiller system.
After sneaking into close range and destroying one pirate destroyer, Vaubon watches as the 'helpless' merchant ship reveals itself to be the heavily armed HMAMC Wayfarer, which easily destroys the two remaining pirate ships with graser fire and then demands the surrender of the Republican light cruiser.
February 8, 1910 P.D.
The First Battle of Marsh
where the Manticoran Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Wayfarer
destroys four heavy cruisers of outlaw Andre Warneke's pirate force in a single massive pod-launched missile salvo, then follows through to liberate the planet Sidemore.
March 10, 1910 P.D.
The Battle in the Selker Rift
where the Manticoran Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Wayfarer
is lost destroying two PN battlecruisers while drawing the PN forces away from the damaged civilian liner RMMS Artemis
Honor Harrington is elevated to commodore in the Royal Manticoran Navy.
cFebruary 1911 P.D.
The First Battle of Seabring where Thomas Thiesman, commanding, drives off a Manticoran assault of dreadnoughts by throwing battleships and battlecruisers against them, destroying one RMN dreadnought and crippling as many as six others seriously enough to convince the RMN admiral to withdraw, at the cost of seven PN battleships and eleven PN battlecruisers lost outright with three more battleships damaged seriously enough to be scrapped.
cMay 1911 P.D.
Esther McQueen transferred out as System Commander of Trevor's Star just prior to it's fall to the RMN's Sixth Fleet.
cJuly 1911 P.D.
LaBoeuf's Conspiracy of Equals, the Levelers, a breakaway faction of the Citizen's Rights Party, strikes against the Committee of Public Safety in Nouveau Paris killing millions with the use of low-yield nuclear weapons within the city.
cJuly 1911 P.D.
Citizen Admiral Esther McQueen reacts to the Leveler Uprising, leading the only major People's Navy force to take action during the uprising, killing millions in her haste to crush the uprising by using kinetic interdiction strikes within Nouveau Paris and the widespread use of anti-personnel cluster munitions against the ravening mobs.
October 3, 1911 P.D.
The Battle of Adler
, where forces under the command of Admiral Lester Tourville destroy Commodore Frances Yeargin's entire system picket (save three detached destroyers) in Samovar orbit without their firing a single return shot.
October 23, 1911 P.D.
Commodore Honor Harrington is captured aboard HMS Prince Adrian in the Adler system after Prince Adrian sustains critical damage while spoiling the PN ambush of the seventeen fast freighters and their escorts under her care.
cNovember 1911 P.D.
PNS Schaumberg, a single, unescorted battleship, under the command of Citizen Captain Joanne Hall ambushes an RMN raiding force of three battlecruisers and two destroyers, destroying two of the RMN BCs and heavily damaging the third while sustaining only moderate damage in return.
cNovember 1911 P.D.
Honor Harrington is personally sentenced to execution at Camp Charon on Hades by Cordelia Ransom while on Enki, in the Barnett System.
cDecember 1911 P.D.
The surviving officers and senior enlisted from HMS Prince Adrian rescue Honor Harrington and escape undetected to the planet Hades after destroying Cordelia Ransom's transport, the State Security battlecruiser PNS Tepes.
January 24, 1912 P.D.
Execution of Honor Harrington by hanging is publicly reported by Second Deputy Director of Public Information Leonard Boardman.
cSeptember 1912 P.D.
Cordelia Ransom reportedly killed during an inspection tour near the front.
cOctober 1912 P.D.
The Styx Raid on Hades in the Cerberus System, under the command of Commodore Honor Harrington, succeeds in overrunning the prison garrison of Camp Charon, seizing control of Hades from State Security forces.
February 17, 1913 P.D.11
GNS Honor Harrington is launched, christend by Honor's mother Allison Harrington.
cJuly 1913 P.D.
PNS Krashnark, under the command of Citizen Captain Pangborn, is captured in Hades orbit by the Allied forces at Camp Charon, under the command of Admiral Honor Harrington.
October 9, 1913 P.D.
First Cerberus where the Elysian Space Navy captures more and heavier combat units from State Security Citizen Major General Prestwick Thornegrave as well as enough long-haul troop transport to evacuate more than 60% of the prisoners on Hades.
cOctober 12, 1913 P.D.
A single light cruiser, ENS Sabine, under the command of Captain Cynthia Gonsalves, escorts five Longstop-class troop transports out of Hades orbit with two hundred eighty thousand escaped prisoners bound for Trevor's Star.
October 23, 1913 P.D.
Second Cerberus (a.k.a. The Massacre of Cerberus) where the Elysian Space Navy annihilates a task force under the overall command of State Security Citizen General Seth Chernock arriving to relieve the Hades garrison, capturing enough long-haul troop transport to evacuate all remaining escapees from Hades.
cDecember 1913 P.D.
Admiral Honor Harrington arrives in the Trevor's Star system aboard her captured State Security warships with the first wave of more than three hundred fifty thousand escaped prisoners from Camp Charon, Hades.
December 27, 1913 P.D.
Honor Harrington arrives in Austin City, Grayson, after arriving in the Yeltsin System aboard the GNS Honor Harrington.
February 1914 P.D.
Honor Harrington returns to the Star Kingdom of Manticore aboard the heavy cruiser HMS Edward Saganami.
December 18, 1914 P.D.
Esther McQueen is forced by misinterpretted events to prematurely launch her ultimately-failing coup attempt against the Committee of Public Safety.
December 18, 1914 P.D.
After its seizure by forces loyal to Citizen Secretary of War Esther McQueen and proving itself as too hard a target, Oscar Saint-Just orders the destruction of the Octagon - the military heart of the People's Republic and located within the capital city of Nuveau Paris - by the detonation of a concealed, pre-positioned low-yield nuclear device, instantly killing McQueen, her People's Commissioner, State Security Brigadier Erasmus Fontein, and all surviving members of the Committee of Public Safety except for Saint-Just himself.
December 25, 1914 P.D.
Manticoran Alliance Eighth Fleet, under the command of Earl White Haven, attacks the primary forward Republican naval base at Enki in the Barnett System.
The Battle of MacGregor.
January 4, 1915 P.D.
Thomas Theisman arrives in the Haven System.
cJanuary 25, 1915 P.D.
The Battle of Hyacinth
, where Captain Aivars Terekhov's convoy escort, expecting to find the system in friendly hands, is ambushed by a superior PN task force, destroying his division of CLs and four of the six freighters under his care.
cFebruary 1915 P.D.
Allen Summervale, Duke of Cromarty, Prime Minister of Manticore, is killed in the Yeltsin System during a state visit as part of a failed attempt to assassinate Protector Benjamin IX of Grayson and Queen Elizabeth III of Manticore.
March 5, 1915 P.D.
On the eve of Eighth Fleet's strike against the Lovat System, Oscar Saint-Just transmits a truce offer to Manticore's Eighth Fleet in the Tequila System.
March 31, 1915 P.D.
(4017 Anno Domini)
Notification arrives at Haven that the Star Kingdom of Manticore, under the newly-formed High Ridge government, unilaterally accepts the Havenite truce offer for all Alliance members.
The First Havenite War ends with a cease fire.
May 10, 1915 P.D.
Thomas Theisman, correctly anticipating a new round of PN officer purges at the hand of State Security, overthrows the Committee of Public Safety and executes its chairman and sole remaining member, Oscar Saint-Just.
cDecember 1, 1916 P.D.
Eloise Pritchart, after organizing the post-Committee civilian transition government and resurrecting the old pre-Legislaturalist Constitution, becomes the first elected president of the Republic of Haven in almost two centuries.
June 25, 1918 P.D.
Abigail Hearns, Grayson's first native-born female naval officer graduates from Saganami Island before her middy cruise aboard HMS Gauntlet.
cAugust 2, 1918 P.D.
The Battle of Refuge
, where HMS Gauntlet
, an Edward Saganami-B
-class heavy cruiser commanded by Captain Michael Oversteegen, is critically damaged after being ambushed by and then destroying four Solarian-built Gladiator
-class heavy cruisers being operated by agents of Mesa's Manpower Unlimited in the Tiberian system.
December 1918 P.D.
The heavy cruiser HMS Gauntlet returns to Manticore after suffering critical damage during an ambush in the Tiberian System.
December 1918 P.D.
Abigail Hearns is awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for her actions in Tiberian and is sworn in by Steadholder Harrington as Grayson's first native-born female naval officer.
May 12, 1919 P.D.
The heavy cruiser HMS Gauntlet completes repairs to damages suffered in the Battle of Refuge and reenters RMN service..
July 27, 1919 P.D.
Honor Harrington deploys to Sidemore Station, just outside Silesian territory.
August 20, 1919 P.D.
The Mesan slave world Verdant Vista, in the Congo System, is liberated to become the Kingdom of Torch.
October 26, 1919 P.D.
Coronation of Berry Zilwicky as Queen of the Kingdom of Torch.
cNovember 10, 1919 P.D.
Operation Thunderbolt launches: The Second Havenite War begins. The resumption of hostilities initiated by the Republic of Haven against the Manticoran Alliance. Operations result in the retaking of all major Manticoran-occupied Republican systems other than Trevor's Star. Operations also include the spectacular failure to destroy the Manticoran forces on Sidemore Station in the Marsh system.
January 17, 1920 P.D.
The Second Battle of Marsh
where the Royal Manticoran Navy and its ally the Grayson Space Navy defeat a Republic of Haven Navy task force sent to destroy the Allied units on Sidemore Station as part of Operation Thunderbolt
February 1, 1920 P.D.
Honor Harrington returns to Manticore as the sole victorious RMN commander of forces targeted by Operation Thunderbolt, following her crushing victory against the Republican forces launched against her command on Sidemore Station.
June 12, 1920 P.D.
Aivars Terekhov assigned command of the Saganami-C-class heavy cruiser HMS Hexapuma.
July 1, 1920 P.D.
Republican LACs raid the Alizon system in a deep probe against Alliance rear-area systems.
July 5, 1920 P.D.
Howard Clickscales is buried in Protector's Cathedral on Grayson after dying of natural causes at age 92.
July 19, 1920 P.D.
HMS Hexapuma leaves Manticore for duty in Lynx and the Talbott Cluster.
August 25, 1920 P.D.
HMS Hexapuma captures the former State Security heavy cruiser Anhur and liberates the captured Solarian freighter Emerald Dawn in the Battle of Nuncio.
September 2, 1920 P.D.
The Battle of Hera.
October 9, 1920 P.D.
In exchange for promises of direct access to captured Manticoran military technology, Technodyne Industries of Yildun provides the Union of Monica with fourteen Solarian-built Indefatigable-class battlecruisers at the behest of Manpower of Mesa.
October 11, 1920 P.D.
The Battle of Augusta.
November 15, 1920 P.D.
The Battle of Solon, where forces of the Republic of Haven Navy ambush the Manticoran deep-raiding force commanded by Honor Harrington.
November 15, 1920 P.D.
The Battle of Solon. After being ambushed by the Republic of Haven Navy, Michele Henke is forced to abandon and scuttle her flagship as the survivors of the Manticoran deep-raiding force flees for safety.
November 20, 1920 P.D.
The Jessyk Combine armed freighter Marianne departs Split for Montana after leaving two loads of advanced weapons for Agnes Nordbrandt's FAK terrorists.
December 20, 1920 P.D.
The Jessyk Combine armed freighter Marianne arrives in Montana and is identified as running a false transponder. The ship is captured intact after it fires on and destroys an RMN boarding pinnace.
December 24, 1920 P.D.
After examining the captured Jessyk Combine armed freighter Marianne's records and discovering the true scope of the conspiracy directed against the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Aivars Terekhov sends dispatches rallying RMN reinforcing units from Tillerman, Talbott and Dresden at Montana.
December 25, 1920 P.D.
Aivars Terekhov, with the aid of the Montanan authorities, commandeers the Kalokainos Shipping-owned, Solarian-registered freighter Copenhagen to scout the Monica system.
December 28, 1920 P.D.
The Monica system deploys Technodyne-built missile pods for shipyard and system defense.
January 11, 1921 P.D.
The Talbott Constitutional Convention on Spindle passes a draft constitution for the Talbott Cluster preperatory to annexation into the Star Kingdom of Manticore.
February 4, 1921 P.D.
The first of the Monican Indefatigable-class battlecruisers recomissions after undergoing moderate refitting to disguise the ships' previous ownership.
February 11, 1921 P.D.
Responding to dispatches from Captain Terekhov, elements of the Manticoran Home Fleet depart for the Monica system to reinforce Terekhov's ad-hoc squadron.
February 16, 1921 P.D.
The Battle of Monica, where Captain Aivars Terekhov leads a ten-ship ad-hoc squadron against the Monica system. After demanding a stand-down, the RMN units come under missile pod fire. In reply, the RMN units destroy nine battlecruisers in their refit slips at Monica's primary naval construction node at Eroica Station as well as three other newly-recommissioned Indefatigable-class battlecruisers that maneuvered to counter-attack his ships.
February 23, 1921 P.D.
Reinforcements, under the command of Admiral Khumalo, arrive in the Monica system from Spindle, relieving the heavily damaged HMS Hexapuma and its few remaining consorts after its week-long stand-off with the remaining Monica system defenders.
May 15, 1921 P.D.
The Battle of Lovat. A Manticoran deep-raiding force lead by Admiral Alexander-Harrington turns the Republic of Haven Navy ambush against the RN by their first combat-deployment of the new FTL-comm-based long-range missile targeting system, code-named Apollo, which results in long-range hit probabilities being increased by at least an order of magnitude.
May 15, 1921 P.D.
The Battle of Lovat. Javier Giscard loses his entire Republic of Haven Navy ambush force to Honor Harrington's first combat deployment of the long-range targeting system code-named Apollo.
June 2, 1921 P.D.
With initial field repairs complete, HMS Hexapuma departs the Monica system for Manticore in company with HMS Warlock.
July 19, 1921 P.D.
HMS Hexapuma and HMS Warlock arrive at the Lynx Terminus to return to Manticore.
July 24, 1921 P.D.
The First Battle of Manticore where Republican forces strike directly at the heart of the war-fighting capability of the Manticoran Alliance.
Correctly anticipating that fleet-wide deployment of the new long-range targeting system first observed at the Battle of Lovat would doom the Republic to military defeat, the Republic of Haven launches the greatest space-naval attack in human history. Approximately two hundred and fifty capital ships of the RN directly attack Manticore-A with another one hundred capital ships forming a 'mouse-trap' reserve waiting in hyperspace to ambush the expected relief arriving from Trevor's Star.
Fully half of the Manticoran and Republican battle lines are wiped out in an afternoon.
October 1921 P.D.
Jack McBryde, trapped in the Mesan Alignment's Gamma Center research facility, activates several contingency plans for the center: releasing a worm to attack Mesan computer networks and detonating kiloton-range nuclear device beneath Gama Center to act as a distraction while Anton Zilwicki, Victor Caschat and Herlander Simões escape the planet.
October 1921 P.D.
Anton Zilwicki and Victor Cachat detonate their own diversionary nuclear charge, allowing the Mesan authorities to believe they'd been killed before being able to escape from Mesa.
First New Tuscany. After the sabotage and complete destruction of the primary New Tuscan space station Giselle by Mesan interests, Admiral Josef Byng, SLN, erroneously leaps to the conclusion that Manticore was behind its destruction and orders his battlecruiser-led task force to fire upon and destroy three nearby RMN destroyers in New Tuscany orbit.
November 16, 1921 P.D.15
Second New Tuscany. After refusing Adm. Henke's order to stand down his forces in New Tuscany orbit, preparatory to an RMN investigation into the previous New Tuscan Incident, SLNS Jean Bart, Adm. Byng's flagship, is destroyed with all hands while attempting to flee the system, convincing his next-in-command to surrender the SLN task force to the RMN's Tenth Fleet.
cNovember 21, 1921 P.D.
Sir Lyman Carmichael, the Manticoran Ambassador to the Solarian League, delivers official notice of the events of First New Tuscany to League Foreign Minister Marcelito Lorenzo Roelas y Valiente.
cJanuary 1922 P.D.
The Battle of Spindle, where Admiral Sandra Crandall, SLN, in direct response to the humiliating defeat of Adm. Josef Byng at Second New Tuscany, attacks the Spindle System with a force of seventy one superdreadnoughts.
Her demands for a Manticoran surrender unheeded and not believing the preposterous reports of Manticoran military capabilities, she attacks the capital of the Talbot Quadrant: her force is shattered. A third of her ships are totally destroyed or mission-killed in a single salvo launched by a mixed force of RMN cruisers defending the system.
Her surviving units surrender: only the second time an SLN Admiral has surrendered in its history.
cFebruary 1922 P.D.
Oyster Bay, the successful Mesan Alignment strike against the spaceborne heavy military industrial infrastructure of the Star Empire of Manticore and the Protectorate of Grayson.
The Manticoran Alliance's core shipbuilding, munitions manufacturing and research and development capability is virtually completely destroyed.
April 1922 P.D.
Anton Zilwicki and Victor Cachet arrive in the Haven system with their intelligence bonanza from Mesa.
May 1922 P.D.
Queen Elizabeth addresses the Star Kingdom, confirming reports that the Solarian League has dispatched a force of several hundred superdreadnoughts to directly attack the Manticoran capital in response to the League's defeat at Spindle.
May 1922 P.D.
In a dramatic gesture, President Eloise Pritchart of the Republic of Haven arrives at Trevor's Star aboard Haven One with information critical to the survival of the Star Empire or Manticore.
May 1922 P.D.
Republican President Eloise Pritchart personally delivers to Queen Elizabeth of Manticore information regarding the long-range nature and targets of the Mesan Alignment after unilaterally informing the queen of her unprovable belief that the Republican Secretary of State deliberately altered their pre-war diplomatic notes which lead to the resumption of hostilities.
May 1922 P.D.
Republican President Eloise Pritchart personally offers Queen Elizabeth of Manticore a military alliance against the Solarian League to attempt to defuse the brewing undeclared war and stop the expected SLN attack upon the Manticore System by Admiral Filareta.
The Second Havenite War ends.
June 11, 1922 P.D.
The Second Battle of Manticore where Admiral Massimo Filareta directly attacks the Manticore Binary System with 427 Solarian League Navy superdreadnoughts and is met by the Star Empire of Manticore's Home Fleet and allies.
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|| The line in Field of Dishonor "Some historians insisted that only the Warshawski sail and the relief expeditions mounted by other members of the recently formed Solarian League had saved the planet at all..." may mean that the Solarian League was 'recently formed' at the time of the Final War, or that it was formed much later, contemporaneous to the development of the Warshawski sail.
Of course, it seems a little unlikely that a world on the verge of a massive war would also be a founding member of an interstellar alliance.
So... seeing that I chose the first interpretation probably means the second is the correct one.
|| On Basilisk Station implies a date later than 1276 P.D. I suspect that this can be 'resolved' by allowing for the timeframe of 1273 - 1277 P.D. to encompass the initial development and overall refinement of both the gravity detectors and alpha node/sail systems.
I do find it a mite odd that a world still so battered more than 200 T-years after the Final War that it required interstellar relief missions would have the time and resources to sink into cutting-edge hyper-physics.
|| There are several rather vague references to the timing of the Grayson Civil War. They distill down to implying that it was "six hundred years ago" or "four hundred years" after settling Grayson. Those two types of comments imply the passage of one thousand years, which is also mentioned by several characters in the series. Having been settled in 988 P.D., we have just a bit over 900 years pass to the begining of the series, so to reconsile the two, I split the difference and settled on c1350 P.D. as an estimated date.
|| Chapter One of The Shadow of Saganami clearly states that Saganami's Final Action took place during the reign of Queen Adrienne, which rather specifically places The Battle of Carson during the time frame of 1669 P.D to 1681 P.D. (August 11, 1672 P.D.). I have yet to make any corrections on this point.
|| On Basilisk Station states that this happened "almost a hundred and fifty Manticoran years before", implying that the date may go almost as far back as 1640 P.D., but since More Than Honor explicitly states that Adrienne became queen in 1669 P.D., it can not have happened any earlier than that (which would actually be only about 133 Manticoran years earlier).
|| The Long Way Home states that Prolong has been available for sixty-four T-years prior to the Attica Avalanche of 275 A.L.
|| On Basilisk Station implies a date of 1888 P.D., while Echoes of Honor implies a date of not long after 1873 P.D. (in the immediate aftermath of Roger III's death), and David has stated that it has been adjusted to 1880 P.D. It is from this value that several birthdates have been derived, which causes some problems (like the fact that Thomas Ramirez was supposed to have been twelve when Trevor's Star fell, but also ten years older than Andrew LaFollet - which would be in the right ballpark if Trevor's Star fell about 1873-ish P.D.).
|| Echoes of Honor implies a date of about 1873 P.D., while More Than Honor explicity lists it as 1883 P.D.
|| Echoes of Honor states that the christening took place on "the first anniversary, to the minute, of Grayson's receipt of INS's broadcast of Honor Harrington's execution." We know that the report of her "execution" was recorded January 24, 1912, and transmission time from Nouveau Paris must have been a few weeks, so in the absence of more detailed information, I have picked this date.
|| The Universe of Honor Harrington at the end of More Than Honor clearly states the 1502PD development of a practical counter-grav system, yet in the same volume, in A Beautiful Friendship, which seems to have taken place approximately 25 years prior to 1502PD, Stephanie Harrington has easy access to a man-portable commercially-available counter-grav system.
|| Most references point to approximately 1826 P.D., yet At All Costs explicitly states that she was twelve years older than Howard Clinkscales who dies in 1920 P.D. at the age of 92. Like most references, In Enemy Hands states that she was only two years older than Howard.
|| There are two mutually-incompatible dates given in Storm from the Shadows for the events at First New Tuscany: October 21, 1921 and October 25, 1921. I chose the October 25 date assuming that the delivery of official notification arrives in Chicago on November 21, making the comment of events happening 'just under one month ago' work well.
|| Based upon the assumption that First New Tuscany occurred on October 25, 1921 and 'barely three weeks' is 22 days.
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