BEOWULF probably written.
GOEFFREY CHAUCER. Author of "The Canterbury Tales"
AGE OF SATIRE.
THE RESTORATION. James I's son Charles II is brought back to throne. The church of England is reestablished.
THE "GLORIOUS" or "BLOODLESS" REVOLUTION. Mary (protestant) & her husband William III of Holland replace James II (the Catholic freak).
BILL OF RIGHTS. Declares Parliment supreme over the crown and guarantees civil liberties.
ENGLAND AND THE AMERICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE begins and ends when? America gets independence from Britian; The "great experiment" of democracy begins.
JANE AUSTEN. At 21 wrote "First Impressions" which later became "Pride and Prejudice". Dies of Addison's disease at 42.
Jane Austen's father dies.
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.
THE NAPOLEONIC WARS
REGENCY ENGLAND. The age of Elegance and Display. King George III is King, but he has a mental illness and can't rule
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is first published.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Shakespeare) is written
THE TEST ACT: all civil servants must take communion in an Anglican church and deny belief in transubstantiation.
REIGN OF TERROR by Robespierre (England turns against revolution and declares war)
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE comes to power (belief is that strong general can hold off royalism and foreign attacks)