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MSU Eng 12 Dates Condensed

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