[Tex/LaTex] Adding a large brace next to a body of text


I'm writing a short document listing some chronological events. I want to pick out a period with a big brace. Here's a quick mockup:

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What's the best way to do this? Can I set the size declaratively – ie from line A to line B – somehow?

Best Answer

I suggest a variation of Giel's answer with tabular

line \\
one more line

(or smth like {tabular}{p{5cm}} if you need not a couple of short lines but a paragraph inside the tabular).