The following timeline consists of known years, events, and travels involving Ben and Ned. Not all of these years were mentioned specifically in the novels, they were pieced together from contextual information.

  • 1607: Ben is born.
  • 1616: Ned is born.
  • 1620: Ben and Ned meet in the country of Denmark, voyage across the sea in the Fleiger Hollander, and become immortal.
  • 1623: Luis the Shepherd dies.
  • 1703: Ben and Ned travel the Mediterranean, from Libya to Italy, pursuing Al Misurata in their attempt to rescue the Travelling Rizzoli Troupe.
  • 1896: Ben and Ned save Chapelvale from being overrun by London criminals.