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Glossary of Literary History

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Commonwealth Interregnum
1649-1660
Execution of Charles I
1649
"Quaker" Movement culminates
1652
Neo-Classical Period
1660-1798
Restoration Age
1660-1700
Stuarts are Restored to the throne
1660-1714
Reign of Charles II
1660-1685
Daniel Defoe birth and death
c. 1660-1731
Jonathan Swift birth and death
1667-1745
Milton writes "Paradise Lost"
1667
Dryden is made the Poet Laureate
1670
The author and date of "The Country Wife"
Wiliam Wycherley, 1675
Reign of James II
1685-1688
Newton writes "Principia"
1687
The Bloodless Revolution
1688
Alexander Pope
birth and death
1688-1744
Reign of William and Mary
1689-1702
The Augustan Age
1700-1750
Date and Author of "Way of the World"
1700
The Spectator
Dates
1711-1712
Revived 1714
Rape of the Lock
author and dates
1st Edition: 1712
2nd Edition: 1714
Alexander Pope
House of Hanover
George I-Victoria
1714-1901
George I Reign
1714-1727
Fable of the Bees
Bernard Mandeville
1714
Jacobite Revolt
1715
Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe
1719
South Sea Bubble
1720
Moll Flanders
1722
Daniel Defoe
Gulliver's Travels
1726
Jonathan Swift
Reign of George II
1727-1760
A Modest Proposal
1729
Jonathan Swift
Roderick Random
Tobias Smollett
1748
Age of Johnson
1750-1798
George III
1760-1820
Fragments
MacPherson
1760
Ossianic
William Wycherley
1641-1716
he was 34 when he wrote "The Country Wife"
The Glorious Revolution
1688
the Bank of England is established
1694
The Bank of Scotland is established
1695
Royal Bank of Scotland established
1627
Act of Union
1607
Effects of the Financial Revolution
1690-1750, England is at way almost continually and that's expensive; gov't needed money

the Bank of England was established to loan King William money and Parliament agreed to pay the interest on the loan out of following years taxes--> beginning of Revolution; guaranteede repayment on interest out of income not yet acquired

this institutionalized debt

The urban middle class grows and leads to all kinds of market for "comedy of manners"

Protestant Revolution also occurs at this time, and they carry their own values
-right to read the Bible in english, business success is God's providence

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