The Timeline of British Literature

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Time Literature British history European and world events
Early centuries: 7th-10th Caedmon, Cynewolf, Alfred the Great The dark ages, Danish invasion  
Early centuries: 11th-15th   1066 William the Conquerror won the Battle of Hastings  
Middle Ages Geoffrey Chaucer - the first top of English literature Magna Charta Libertatum (1212);the 14th century - the Black Death; 100-year War; kings Henry IV., V., VI. the War of Roses - Richard III. Italian Renaissance: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio
16th century Shakespeare's predecessors: Bacon,Johnson, Marlowe kings: Henry VIII., Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I.; in the time of henry Viii. the Church of England was established European Reformation
16th - 17th century William Shakespeare era - the golden age of the English culture the rule of Elizabeth I. - the top of English Renaissance period M de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, P. Corneillem, J. Racine, La Fontaine, Moliére
17th century Shakespeare's followers: John Milton the House of Stuarts; Civil War, the Stuart restoration; 1688 the Glorious revolution; pilgrim fathers left England (1620) 7-Year War -Britain against India and Canada; 1776 American Independence;the era of enlightenment (Rousseau, Voltaire) 1789 the beginning of the French Revolution; 1799-1815 Napoleon's rule over Europe
18th century D. Defoe, J. Swift, H. Fielding - the beginnings of English novel the house of Stuarts (+1714); the house of Hannover;  
1st half of the 19th century J. Austen, Brontë sisters, lord Byron, S. Coleridge, J. Keets, W. Wordsworth; W. Scott Georgian age Preromanticism and romanticism; the era of European revolutions
2nd half of the 19th century English realistic and naturalistic novel:L. Caroll, Ch. Dickens, G. Eliot, Th. Hardy, J. Conrad, Sir A. Conan Doyle, Jerome K. Jerome, R. L. Stevenson, O. Wilde the rule of the queen Victoria (1937-1903; the English Reform Act, Indian Mutiny (1867); Britain becomes the world empire Realism and naturalism in literature the Criemean War (1854-56),1861-65 American Civil War;
1st half of the 20th century S. Beckett, G. Eliot, J. Galsworthy,H. G. Wells,A. Huxley, J. Joyce,W. Woolf, D.H.Lawrence, W.S. Maugham, G. Orwell British participation in WW I and WW II the era of modernism, beginnings of science-fiction, anti-utopia
2nd half of the 20th century G. Greene, W. Golding, J. Herriot,I. Murdoch, K. Amis, J. Fowles, J. Braine, A. Sillitoe J. Osborne, M. Bradbury, F. Weldon, D. Lodge, M. Amis..... ...... ......
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