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1899 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1899
19th century | 1890s

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1899 was the final year of the 19th century. The Sixth Doctor regarded 1899 as a time when London was extremely elegant, with "garden parties, Henley Regatta, society balls, and country-house weekends". (PROSE: Players)

During this year, Great Britain was defended from alien attacks numerous times by both Torchwood Three (TV: Fragments et al) and Jago and Litefoot. (AUDIO: The Justice of Jalxar, The Carrionite Curse)

Dated events

Jack Harkness in 1899. (TV: Fragments)

Early in the year, Jack Harkness was recruited by Torchwood Three. (TV: Fragments)

On 17 May, the director of Torchwood Three was killed by the Life-stealer. Shortly afterwards, Queen Victoria came to conduct her annual assessment of Torchwood. She pursued the alien across Cardiff with Jack Harkness and eventually aged it to death by forcing it to suck the life-force of a group of elderly people. (AUDIO: The Victorian Age)

During the summer, the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown came to South Africa just after the Boer War started. They met the young reporter Winston Churchill. As part of a temporal game played by the Players, an assassin was sent to kill Churchill so he wouldn't become a Prime Minister. The Doctor and Peri saved Churchill, but they were caught by the Boers and imprisoned in Pretoria. With the help of the Countes, the Doctor, Peri, and Churchill escaped. The Doctor and Peri left in the TARDIS while Churchill fled to Mozambique. (PROSE: Players)

In early November, Noël Coward was born. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

On 26 December, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa watched a Boxing Day mummers play in Stockbridge. The play recalled events in 1199 that the Doctor and Nyssa were soon to live through: overthrowing the Rutans who inhabited Stockbridge Castle. The actor who played the dragon recalled his ancestor's experiences, and went mad. (AUDIO: Castle of Fear)

On 31 December, the Torchwood One agent Gerald Kneale assisted Torchwood Three with the Centurian Incident and its clean-up in Cardiff. (COMIC: Rift War! Part Six: Circles)

Undated events

The Fourth Doctor and Romana encountered Henry Gordon Jago, Professor George Litefoot and the Pugilist and fought Harvey Marsh in London. (AUDIO: The Justice of Jalxar)

Clint Currie rides into a Wyoming town on Jata. (COMIC: From the Horse's Mouth)

A Q7 starship carrying Jata crashed in Wyoming. Jata allied himself with Clint Currie and helped mastermind a number of big-time robberies. With the help of Molly Zook, the Twelfth Doctor caught Currie and took Jata back to Osumare in his TARDIS. (COMIC: From the Horse's Mouth)

Reverend Wainwright's father translated the Viking rune inscriptions in his church, concluding that a great evil was buried in its grounds. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)

Godfathers Morlock and Sabbath of Faction Paradox came to a rural English village to conduct part of a ritual to prevent any enemies of the Faction from altering Sabbath's timeline. By killing his great-grandmother Fiora Venn, Sabbath would prevent the birth of his grandfather and "cast himself adrift in history". However, the Godfathers found that they had arrived four weeks after the conception of Sabbath's grandfather. As killing Venn at this time could erase Sabbath from history, Sabbath killed Venn's niece Emma James to continue the ritual. James' best friend Justine McManus witnessed the murder and was recruited by Morlock into Faction Paradox. (AUDIO: Movers, A Labyrinth of Histories)

W. G. Grace played his last cricket match at Trent Bridge. (AUDIO: The Havoc of Empires)

Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot had an encounter with witches. Jago was able to defeat them with his large vocabulary. (AUDIO: The Carrionite Curse)

Maurice and Beatrice were born. (AUDIO: The Haunting of Malkin Place)