Puritanism to Enlightment Period

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  • Thomas Cartwright

    Thomas Cartwright
    Thomas Cartwright and others arrested for trying to reform the church. Thomas Cartwright, was probably born at Royston, Hertfordshire, in 1533. He attended Clare College at the age of twelve and after leaving Cambridge University as clerk to a counsellor-at-law. Cartwright was a religious reformer and under Queen Mary kept a low profile.
  • John Milton

    John Milton
    Publishes Areopagitca; A speech of Mr. John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England
  • George Fox

    George Fox
    Founds Quakers: Historians mark 1652 as the beginning of the Quaker movement. One day George Fox climbed up desolate Pendle Hill (believed to be a haunt of demons) and saw "a people in white raiment, coming to the Lord." The vision signified that proclaiming Christ's power over sin would gather people to the kingdom.
  • Charles II

    Charles II
    Restored to throne: Was king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the 1660 Restoration of the monarchy until his death in 1685.
  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost
    John Milton publishes Paradise Lost: Paradise Lost is an epic poem by John Milton that was first published in 1667.
  • Charles II dies

    Charles II dies
    Charles II dies; James II becomes king. It is likely that Charles died from problems that his physicians at that time could not have cured, even had they known what they were and what caused them. However, it is equally likely that they hastened the end when it came.
    Charles II was born on 29 May 1630 to Charles I and his French wife, Henrietta Maria, and died on 6 February 1685.
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    The first major Enlightenment figure in England was Thomas Hobbes, who caused great controversy with the release of his provocative treatise Leviathan (1651). Taking a sociological perspective, Hobbes felt that by nature, people were self-serving and preoccupied with the gathering of a limited number of resources. To keep balance, Hobbes continued, it was essential to have a single intimidating ruler.
  • Alexander Pope

    Alexander Pope
    Completes translation of the Iliad. The Iliad of Homer was a poetic interpretation of the original Homeric poem undertaken by Alexander Pope, published serially from 1715 to 1720. It was followed by Pope's similar interpretation of The Odyssey of Homer in 1725.
  • Jonathan Swift Publishes Gulliver´s Travels:

    Jonathan Swift Publishes Gulliver´s Travels:
    Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a prose satire of 1726 by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it".
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    American Revolution begins:
    The American Revolution was a colonial revolt which occurred between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) with the assistance of France, winning independence from Great Britain and establishing the United States of America.
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    What about Puritanism- The Era of Puritanism

    Pluritanism started in the 16th C as a movement to reform the Church of England,was a movement or belief in the purity of individuals was based on one´s faith and God´s will. A person´s self worth and properity in life , in every living was a direct result of their dedication to God.The Pluritains were a group of religious reformers who developed within the Church of England .They shared a common Calvinist theology and common criticism of the Anglican Church and English society and government.
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    Puritanism and the Civil War

    In the early 1640s, the conficts between the Anglican supporters of the monarchy and the Puritan supporters of the Parliament brought the Civil War about. With this, many English writers took diffent sides in the struggles between Pariament and the King.
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    The Restoration

    After the stern Puritan rule following the re-establishment of the british monarchy under king Charles II. British literary culture of the Restoration was marked by a witty, cynical tone, with emphasis on worldly values.
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    Age of Enlightenment.

    Is a term used to describe the trends in thought and letters during the 18th century prior to the French Revolution. Convinced that they were emerging from centuries of darkness and ignorance into a new age enlightened by reason, science and a respect for humanity.
    Also called "The Age of Reason " Characterized by faith in the power of human reason and a dedication to clarity of thought. Other marks of the age were doubtful attitudes toward traditional religion.
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    Enlightenment- A little more to it...

    -The age of Enlightenment is considered to have ended with the French Revolution which had a biolent aspect that humiliated in the eyes of many.
    - The legacy of the Enlightenment has been of enormous consequence for the modern world.
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    The English Enlightenment and Neoclassicism.

    The enlightenment, an itellectual movement that accepted reason as the supreme authority . In the 18th century, Neoclassicists sought to revive the lilterary principles of ancient Greece and Rome.1800