THE AUGUSTAN AGE (1714-1760)/THE EARLY ROMANTIC AGE (1760-1789)

THE GENERAL OUTLINE A New Dinasty on the Throne of Britain: the Hanoverians The Augustan Age falls under the reign of king George I of the House of Hanover. He came to throne of Britain in 1714 after the death of Queen Anne. He was a German prince who didn't know the English language, nor did … Continue reading THE AUGUSTAN AGE (1714-1760)/THE EARLY ROMANTIC AGE (1760-1789)

THE RESTORATION (1660-1685) and THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION (1688-1714)

The Restoration (1660-1685) The execution of Charles I shook up all European monarchs and the leading aristocracy. It was the first time in history that a ruling monarch was beheaded by a parliamentary institution and it endangered not only the idea of the divine right of kings but the idea of state and government on its … Continue reading THE RESTORATION (1660-1685) and THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION (1688-1714)

THE PURITAN AGE (1625-1660)

He who stops being better stops being good. Oliver Cromwell  A GENERAL OUTLOOK 17th century England faced great social changes, the progress that these changes brought about provided better standards of living for a much wider number of people allowing the population to grow steadily , at the same time this caused increasing problems such as, for instance, reduced food supplies … Continue reading THE PURITAN AGE (1625-1660)

THE VICTORIAN AGE (1830-1901)

THE VICTORIAN AGE OR AGE OF IMPERIALISM INTRODUCTION This is perhaps one of the most fascinating times of our history full of conquests - scientific, territorial, social and intellectual - but, at the same time with many backdrops. However one may choose to view it, on the whole it has undoubtedly proven to be a time … Continue reading THE VICTORIAN AGE (1830-1901)