MSU Eng 12 Dates Condensed

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A little more concise, more likely dates, for lazy people who don't mind gambling a little.

750 CE

BEOWULF probably written.

1340-1400

GOEFFREY CHAUCER. Author of "The Canterbury Tales"

1660-1800

AGE OF SATIRE.

1660

THE RESTORATION. James I's son Charles II is brought back to throne. The church of England is reestablished.

1688

THE "GLORIOUS" or "BLOODLESS" REVOLUTION. Mary (protestant) & her husband William III of Holland replace James II (the Catholic freak).

1689

BILL OF RIGHTS. Declares Parliment supreme over the crown and guarantees civil liberties.

1775-1783

ENGLAND AND THE AMERICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE begins and ends when? America gets independence from Britian; The "great experiment" of democracy begins.

1775-1817

JANE AUSTEN. At 21 wrote "First Impressions" which later became "Pride and Prejudice". Dies of Addison's disease at 42.

1805

Jane Austen's father dies.

1789-1793

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Political upheaval of France's absolute monarchy. Feudalism destroyed, new ideas of citizenship and rights. Ends with Execution of king and Marie Antoinette.

1804-1814

THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

1811-1820

REGENCY ENGLAND. The age of Elegance and Display. King George III is King, but he has a mental illness and can't rule

1813

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is first published.

1589

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Shakespeare) is written

1673

THE TEST ACT: all civil servants must take communion in an Anglican church and deny belief in transubstantiation.

1793-1794

REIGN OF TERROR by Robespierre (England turns against revolution and declares war)

1795

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE comes to power (belief is that strong general can hold off royalism and foreign attacks)

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