Events of The Amulet of Samarkand
- London: Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel for the first time. He is sent off to steal The Amulet of Samarkand.
- Martin attacks the Houses of Parliament with an Elemental Sphere, then commits suicide in the River Thames
- Arthur Underwood and Martha Underwood are killed
- Simon Lovelace stages a failed coup at Heddleham Hall in which he summons Ramuthra in an attempt to kill the higher members of the British government. He, Maurice Schyler and Amanda Cathcart all die, while Nathaniel is commended for his foiling of the plan
- Tensions with the American colonies rise during this period and end in war. Britain’s resources are soon stretched.