The Restoration. English Unit 1: Pt. 4 for McClurg’s DE 101 and AP 12. Restoration Outline. I: In Brief II: History III: Literature. Restoration: In Brief.
English Unit 1: Pt. 4 for McClurg’s DE 101 and AP 12
I: In Brief
The Restoration is a time of relative peace, prosperity, and order. The monarchy and traditional ways return, but beneath this surface, new ways of thinking—scientific, logical, “enlightened”—are beginning to change England and the world.
1798: Lyrical Ballads
Charles II returns from France, bringing to the upper class:
Charles II also
William and Mary of Orange come to the throne after Parliament forces James II to abdicate. This is a peaceful “revolution” and Parliament limits royal authority again.
The next year Parliament passes the English Bill of Rights.
Late 18th C. writers leading into Romanticism:
Abrams, M.H., ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 6th ed. Vol. 1. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1993. Print.
Allen, Janet, et al. McDougal Littell Literature: British Literature. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2009. Print.